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Old 08-21-2018, 10:19 AM
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last layer printed at 0 degree. may improve the look but it's not perfectly smooth. it's about the best I can do.

this is the low profile overlap width, 0.1".

If it's ABS you can do an acetone vapor bath for a smooth surface finish. If it hasn't been discussed already.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:53 PM
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The dimmer should be a Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) device so it will be insensitive to the load (number of lamps/leds) on it.
Something like these should do the job -

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...channelpwm.php

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...channelpwm.php

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...er13-15799.php

Choose the number of individual dimming controls applicable to your panel.

Note - For my panel, I think I will use Option 2 with the warning light power line also being connected to the illuminated
logos/icons on my rocker switches so they are illuminated day and night, but still controlled by the "Panel Lights Dim" knob for night use.
Here is another PWM dimmer. It is a little less expensive and could be added to the indicator panel. http://www.kicklighting.com/PWM-dimm...ch-for-LED.htm
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:42 PM
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Here is another PWM dimmer. It is a little less expensive and could be added to the indicator panel. http://www.kicklighting.com/PWM-dimm...ch-for-LED.htm
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That would do it, but I would like to hear that it has already been used in several airplane projects without creating any interference.

It's basis seems to be for home use -

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Old 08-22-2018, 12:52 PM
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Default Another option

I have been using this one in my plane and I'm very happy with it:
http://www.periheliondesign.com/egpavr.htm

Just another option to consider. I have no affiliation, just a satisfied customer.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:00 PM
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:29 PM
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if only those zip ties could speak of the places they have been.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:36 AM
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Apologies if this is seen as thread Hijacking, I'll delete the post if so.

I've drawn up a visor/sunshade for a Dynon SV-1000, and put it up on Thingiverse, feel free to try it and modify it if you so desire. I havent got access to a printer that can print a large enough volume to try it yet.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3069767
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:42 AM
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it's an open forum. new ideas are like candy or beer. I like it except for the razor sharp leading edge and you may be able to make it slightly thinner. I'll print it for you if you wish. Even though you are raised from the bed by the standoffs, we can print a nice flat surface.



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Old 08-28-2018, 03:33 PM
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it's an open forum. new ideas are like candy or beer. I like it except for the razor sharp leading edge and you may be able to make it slightly thinner. I'll print it for you if you wish. Even though you are raised from the bed by the standoffs, we can print a nice flat surface.

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I have filleted that edge, good point.

As for your offer, I appreciate it, but cost to post to Australia would be prohibitive, but thanks very much

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Old 08-28-2018, 03:39 PM
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I will modify that edge, good point.

As for your offer, I appreciate it, but cost to post to Australia would be prohibitive, but thanks very much
Well that's pretty neat Hadn't occurred to me to make a visor for the display itself. Nice solution if my dash visor isn't sufficient.
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