I’ve been making progress trying to get the overhead complete. I’ve got about 75% of the indicators installed. I need to pick up another bottle of flat black paint tomorrow so I can airbrush the rest of the indicator boxes. I have a OpenCockpits USB Output card that’ll power most of the LEDs, while the rest will be powered by a Mastercard I will install.
Not crazy about the ProSimParts knobs so I may eventually replace those with some from Opencockpits.
I also installed Display card kit and was able to use some of my existing display card PCB’s from my radio panels to make the wiring nice and tidy. A 2nd display card will be installed for the electrical panel. I have a custom PCB on order for those displays.
May need to insert some sort of tint to the electrical display panel so the 7-segment displays aren’t so visible when off.
And here’s a USB hub I installed.
I’m trying to consolidate cables as much as possible to reduce the number of cables needed to connect the overhead to the sim. With a custom PCB I made for the mastercard, I’ll be able to carry the Mastercard signal, up to 3 servos, 5v power and 12v power if needed on a single ribbon cable along with a single USB cable.
I also made a custom Input/Output board for the Mastercard.
I can get three of these for about $23 versus $33 for a single Opencockpits board. One side is used as an Input board while the other is used as an Output. There’s solder pads for direct soldering to the board or 2.54mm pitch headers for terminal block or pins. The board is small enough that with you could plug it right into the Mastercard with the right connector (or some just pins if you build the cards yourself).