Arduino control of the throttle quadrant

Before ordering the large and relatively expensive throttle quadrant PCB some real-world testing of the circuits was done, controlled by the Arduino. The first test was to see that the clutches were correctly switched off by the limit switches. They were, e.g. when a handle reaches full throttle position, but often (but not always) the … More Arduino control of the throttle quadrant

PCBs, panels and throttle quadrant cosmetics

A lot of cockpit work has been going on simultaneously this summer: the new Cessna GPS printed circuit boards and switches with integrated LEDs have arrived. But also the universal B737 COM/NAV/ADF PCBs, so I’ve been working on both in parallel. And because I was curious what the planned backlighting would look like I’ve also … More PCBs, panels and throttle quadrant cosmetics

Dual concentric rotary encoder with switch

During the summer there has not been much progress on the 737 throttle quadrant, but instead I’ve been improving my X-Plane 11 setup and taken some ‘flying lessons’ in the default X-Plane 11 Cessna with help of the great video tutorials of Jason Vriends. While struggling a bit with the Garmin GNS530 on-screen rotary switches … More Dual concentric rotary encoder with switch