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Old 12-06-2015, 02:03 PM
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I finally got my annunciator lights working. Yes I have idiot lights on my panel. Mine are similar to the ones others have put together that are of similar desires who feel the need for separate indicators. I did decide to build a PCB to control the lights so that I could have a push to test function for all of the lights. Again not rocket science but more in building the plane the way I want it. Here are a few pics that show the lights and the controller board.




Here's what it looks like when I push the test button.



Here is the little controller board that I built.



If anyone is interesting in one of these boards PM me. I still have a few sets of parts left over.
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:46 PM
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:30 PM
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I had a couple of people ask me for some details on how I built the indicator assembly.

The indicators are Honeywell and they have pushbutton switches in the same form factor. I had them engraved at aircraft engravers.

http://www.engravers.net/rocker-sw.html

The annunciator panel frame was fabricated at Front Panel Express.

http://www.frontpanelexpress.com/
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:12 PM
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If anyone is interested in a board I still have a couple of sets of parts left. PM me if you are interested. After that I'm going back to plane building. Too many side projects here.

For the last one I'll donate the proceeds to DR.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:46 AM
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Well I found a couple more boards so if anyone is interested I could make them available. I guess I have too many parts to keep track of around here.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:43 AM
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I hope these controllers are working our for those of you that got them. I'd be interested in seeing a pic of your installation. I'm not actually up to that point in the build to install mine yet. Don't worry fully tested on the bench.

I still have a couple more boards available for those of you that still want independent annunciator lights.
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pm sent to you.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:36 PM
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Still curious if anyone has a pic of their installation.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:05 PM
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Hi gang. Has anyone installed their annunciator lights yet?
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:19 PM
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Ray,

I'm looking to fabricate a set of annunciator lights and I really like your design. Can you give me some details on how the controller board functions? Is that an off-the-shelf board, or did you create it? I'm looking for something I can integrate with a Garmin G3X.

Thanks,
Rob
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