Gauge updated

Finally I updated all Gauges to the perfect custom built gauges by Tom from customsimpart. They look really fine.

The Cabin Temp gauge was the most horrific to be installed. Due to my wood frame construction form the overhead a lot of wood has to be removed to fit the gauge into. It was a mess…

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Also I installed the valve gauge and the missing brake pressure gauge in the First Officer MIP. All gauges are connected to an 18 port pololu servo card and configured in ProSim.

 

And the final situation

Generator Drive and Standby Power Panel – Backlight

Also the next panel was now retrofitted with backlights. The panel sits above the which I did some days ago. As this had only 3 switches and LEDs it was a rather simple one to do.

And again it looks fantastic. Sadly some color came of with the screw, but I will replace it in the near future with a new front plate.

Ground Power and Bus Switching Panel – Backlight

During the last weeks I have finished the re-wiring and backlight of the Ground Power and Bus Switching Panel.

Fist it was removed from the overhead panel and all wired need to be cut, as no connectors were installed in 2009.

Once removed the panel was in the refitted with 12V LED strips.

and connectors where installed in the flightdeck as well on the panels to reconnect it more easily.

The LED boxes where replaced to black ones, that the new backlight won’t shine through.

To finally reassemble it in the overhead it “only” had to be reconnected. But there the issue started…

The place behind the panel was too small to fit the new connectors in, because back in 2009 we tried a backlight through a plexiglass screen, but this was not working as expected, but there was already the full overhead built. So I needed to get some place. So I have taken some “heavy equimpent” and drilled some holes in the plexiglass.

Finally finished and it looks very good.

What I forgot now to mention was the thing that stared to whole “operation”. The perfect looking APU gauge was the initial driver of the retrofit. As all my retrofitted gauges, also this was bought from customsimparts.