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My King Air 200 DIY Simulator

#1 Post by jschnurr » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:04 am

Here is a video of my King Air 200 Simulator.

I started building in Sept 2018 (about 2.5 years ago).
Software is FSX, link2fs, and AirManager.
2 Arduino Megas, 13 Arduino Unos, 11 I/O expansion boards. Over 400 feet of hookup wire in the build.

Enjoy.


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#2 Post by Sling » Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:51 am

Kudos to you sir. You have done a fantastic job. Glad to see some neat wiring bundles for a change. It’s obviously been a labour of love.

Now it’s time to enjoy the flying for a while before you jump into a sim change.

Thanks for sharing.

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#3 Post by Ralph » Thu May 06, 2021 8:32 am

I agree, very neat wiring. Also great job on all the small details like the lighting posts, the real ones are freakishly expensive (~$60).

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Re: My King Air 200 DIY Simulator

#4 Post by jph » Thu May 06, 2021 10:47 am

Ralph wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 8:32 am
I agree, very neat wiring. Also great job on all the small details like the lighting posts, the real ones are freakishly expensive (~$60).
Hi Ralph, what do you mean by 'lighting posts' ?
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#5 Post by Ralph » Thu May 06, 2021 2:20 pm

They go by various names it seems. But like these: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/el ... htings.php

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#6 Post by Sling » Thu May 06, 2021 2:20 pm

These are a bit cheaper but probably aimed at experimental. Tend not to be used much these days in new designs.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog ... -15801.php

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#7 Post by JackZ » Thu May 06, 2021 4:44 pm

Very nice work, and a lot of creativity on 3D printing.
Can I ask you more details about the annunciators, what did you use for the annunciators lights legend?

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Re: My King Air 200 DIY Simulator

#8 Post by jph » Fri May 07, 2021 11:16 am

Ralph wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 2:20 pm
They go by various names it seems. But like these: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/el ... htings.php
Ah. ok. I know what you mean. I used to know them as 'pea lights'. - probably slang... but there are various types including ring illumination etc.
They would be fairly easy to make for next to nothing. I also seem to remember that in a lot of cases they were used with the old radio active 'luminous' type displays as well. but can be used with any instrument. Most of my age remember getting toy 'skeletons' that glowed in the dark haha.... just dont put them near a Geiger counter. :o :shock: :lol:
Thanks for the 'translation' ;)
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