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Old 03-15-2011, 10:58 PM
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Default Getting Closer

Finally (nearly) finished the cockpit yesterday. Couple of images attached...


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Old 03-16-2011, 05:00 AM
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Default Beautiful, John..

....and as I said earlier....Experimental Aviation is raising the bar for the certified crowd!

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Old 03-16-2011, 10:13 AM
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Beautiful. I have to ask...do you have a better picture of the center of your panel? Specifically (CB/push buttons?) above the throttle/mixture. Info on those would be great.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:20 PM
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Beautiful. I have to ask...do you have a better picture of the center of your panel? Specifically (CB/push buttons?) above the throttle/mixture. Info on those would be great.
Carlos,

The switches are DPDT with a separate circuit for the LED ring. LED can be lit for either switch on or off. These switches are only rated at 3A@250V but that isn't a problem here because they are connected to a VP-X so only grounding a circuit to earth for the VP-X. The issue with that is I needed a separate power supply for the LED rings. Not a big deal with the VP-X though. The switches are IP67 rated.

If interested, the three knobs on the sub-panel control, via-RC servos, the heater and baggage area vents (which the boss wanted installed for the dog's pleasure). The third knob is the panel dimmer. The vents are the small rectangular RV10 rear vents.

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Old 03-17-2011, 07:35 AM
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Carlos,

The switches are DPDT with a separate circuit for the LED ring. LED can be lit for either switch on or off. These switches are only rated at 3A@250V but that isn't a problem here because they are connected to a VP-X so only grounding a circuit to earth for the VP-X. The issue with that is I needed a separate power supply for the LED rings. Not a big deal with the VP-X though. The switches are IP67 rated.

If interested, the three knobs on the sub-panel control, via-RC servos, the heater and baggage area vents (which the boss wanted installed for the dog's pleasure). The third knob is the panel dimmer. The vents are the small rectangular RV10 rear vents.

What's the vendor and part number for your switch?

thanks,

bob
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:31 PM
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What's the vendor and part number for your switch?

thanks,

bob
Bob,

Local in Oz from Jaycar Electronics but it appears to be similar to these: http://www.e-switch.com/product/tabi...s/default.aspx

Only difference I can see are the rating but 2A@48V is fine if connected to a VP-X.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:42 PM
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Cool Very Cool Switches!

Very Cool switches!

If I use the VPX or some form of it, then I'll be a big old copy cat and use the very same switches.

Thanks for your post!

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Old 05-28-2011, 05:04 PM
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Default Another fuselage flipped!!

Finally!! Got my fuselage flipped today. It took almost a year to build (built the fixture 6/5/10) Spent most of the last month recruiting bucking bar holders. Thanks to Wilson Whitt and Glenn Chapman. Still would be scratching my head staring at it if it weren't for them.

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