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Category: Overhead

Content related to the overhead panels to include the Forward and Aft overhead panels.

Wet Compass and More 3D Printed Parts

I have to say, I’m really enjoying my 3D printer. For less than $300 for a Creality Ender 3 printer, coupled with Autodesk Fusion360, I’m able to make just about any component I need on a small scale. Comes in really handy when you’re willing to put in a little extra money and time to …

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737 Overhead Power Distribution Rewiring

Lately I have been in the process of disassembling the entire sim to paint the floor and shell, so while I had everything apart I decided to do some updates on my home-built overhead. Goals Goal #1 was to reduce the number of wires coming out the back of my overhead. Between the power adapters, …

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Progress Update – April 12, 2018

Got a few more things done recently as more major components are coming together. STEERING TILLER I had bought a new Flightdeck Solutions (FDS) spring-loaded steering tiller a while back but had nothing to mount it to so it just sat in the box.  Now that I’m getting to the point I’m flying the sim …

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Progress Update – March 14, 2018

So, I have been talking a lot about Sismo, for better or worse, over these last updates.  I had some pretty strong frustration initially, but now that Prosim v2.0 has come out, a lot of headaches are behind me, thankfully.  This has allowed me to get back to building! I have made a lot of …

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Sismo GIC v4

The Sismo GIC, ISDU, and Finally Getting it All to Work (Not Quite Perfect but Close)

I received my Sismo GIC v4 expansion board (daughter card) today.  So I was finally able to connect the remainder of the Sismo IRS Display Unit (ISDU) that I received per my previous posting. Physical Configuration The GIC is just a simple Printed Circuit Board expansion board with connectors attached to it.  It daisy chains …

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Getting to Know the Sismo IRS Display Unit (ISDU)

Here’s what you need to know about the Sismo IRS Display Unit (ISDU) if you decide to buy it as a stand-alone component for your Boeing 737 AFT Overhead. The Sismo ISDU consists of three separate modules:  Keypad module, Rotary Encoder module, and 7 Segment Display module.  It’s pretty easy to see the different modules …

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Sismo Soluciones IRS Display Unit (ISDU)

Today my Sismo Soluciones IRS Display Unit (ISDU) arrived from Spain.   I ordered via FedEx and it got here to Texas in about 5 days, very well packaged and with no damage that I could see. Originally I was going to build the IRS using the parts and panels I already had from my CockpitSimParts …

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