Overhead panel: Nextion HMI electrical panel

In the Simbuilders Facebook group I saw an interesting idea to use an Arduino LCD screen for the cockpit AC/DC electrical metering panel that reports the various electrical voltages and currents. While searching for LCD displays for the Arduino I found the Nextion HMI touch displays. These are intelligent displays that can be programmed with … More Overhead panel: Nextion HMI electrical panel

Throttle Quadrant – give me a brake

Another status update of the throttle quadrant. Meanwhile I’m working on the outer panels with the flaps, speedbrake, parking brake and stab trim functions. After checking more TQ projects photographs and videos on the internet I noticed the two ‘stops’ on the aluminum flaps guide, which are not always present on the throttle quadrants that … More Throttle Quadrant – give me a brake

Throttle Quadrant – short status update

Just a short status update on the throttle quadrant: the electromagnetic clutches from China have arrived and the first feasibility tests look promising. Although the normal operating voltage for the clutches is 24V it looks like supplying them with 12V instead has some advantages: they get less hot and friction is strong enough to move … More Throttle Quadrant – short status update