X-Plane GNS 530 Prototype Ready, ArdSimX

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  • #2406

    Spankybus
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    So I have been working on my own GNS 530 unit for usage with XP11. it works via ArdSimX (open source interface for Arduino and XPlane) and so far, it works! This is my first foray into this kind of stuff.

    If you would like to see the process of how this was made, please visit my Portfolio Site with Blog.

     

    GNS 530 for XP11 via ArdSimX

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    #2410

    Stephen
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    Did you 3d print the bezel and buttons or buy it from somewhere? Look great though. Nice work.

    #2411

    Spankybus
    • Posts: 28

    backplate, front case, and the visible buttons are all 3D printed. the knobs were not printed. at least not yet 🙂

     

    Printed circuit board was my design but I had it made. once my printer has a multi-material head, might try using conductive PLA and see if I can print my own boards.

     

    Switches, caps, screen and encoders were all purchased. I might have to find another source of encoders as the lack of a 3D model from teh part manufacturer makes designed for them harder.

    #2427

    Basement Fly Guy
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    This is so cool …

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    #2450

    aussieflyer
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    Great work on the 530! I’m also in the process of building a similar 530 GPS. Just wondering how you export the GPS 530 image (Screen image only-No bezel) from X-Plane 11 to the 5″ screen?When I drag it to my 5 inch screen it has the whole GPS including bezel, I only want the GPS screen itself.

     

    My 530 is made from 3 laser cut pieces of 3mm acrylic glued together and a laser engraved face plate. It runs on a Leo Bodnar board & electronics and an eBay 5″ screen.

    530-2
    530-4
    530-1
    530-3

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    #2470

    Stephen
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    Outstanding work Aussieflyer! Well done!

    #2471

    Stephen
    • Posts: 9

    Spankybus: Next question- would you sell one? I may be in the market later this year

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    #2475

    Spankybus
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    Spankybus: Next question- would you sell one? I may be in the market later this year

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    Sure. I will have to sort out the cost as I kind of lost account on my expenses while making it lol obsession has its price, I guess. Will check and get back to you.

    #2511

    aussieflyer
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    How did you export the screen in XP11 so it only displays the screen info (No Bezel)? Thanks

    #3044

    Alan
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    Aussie Flyer –

    How did you get the text on top of the buttons you used for your 530 GPS? Looks like they’re specially printed?

    Input appreciated. Thanks!

     

    #3060

    O Ben-Ad
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    How did you export the screen in XP11 so it only displays the screen info (No Bezel)? Thanks

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    Wonderful.

    Drop me a message when you out it on shelve for sale.

    And yes, which piece of software you are using ?

    Would this fit GoFlight Instrument case, would be great if yes  ???

    Reg

     

    Yair

     

    yba56@hotmail.com

    #3078

    Spankybus
    • Posts: 28

    GPS finalized.

    Audio Panel as well, KMA30-ish

    GPS and Audio Panel

    #3212

    Basement Fly Guy
    • Posts: 228

    Spanky, that is fantastic work!

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    #3236

    Bob Clement
    • Posts: 47

    Wow fantastic work I Want IT.

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