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    B747-400 Actual Throttle Quadrant

    Dear pilots/ Admins,
    Does anyone have any experience interfacing an actual B747 throttle quadrant that got removed from a retired aircraft?
    I am trying to interface my B747 throttle to work with P3D and PMDG aircrafts especially 747, what interface boards and software can make this possible. This had been done to PSX before but I want to be able to use it for my pmdg 747 probably via FSUIPC.

    Admin, is it possible to be done? Any ideas if any of you guys uses actual hardware with P3d?

    Thanks
    Sam Judeh
    Aircraft Avionics & Systems

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    Originally posted by samer747 View Post
    Dear pilots/ Admins,
    Does anyone have any experience interfacing an actual B747 throttle quadrant that got removed from a retired aircraft?
    I am trying to interface my B747 throttle to work with P3D and PMDG aircrafts especially 747, what interface boards and software can make this possible. This had been done to PSX before but I want to be able to use it for my pmdg 747 probably via FSUIPC.

    Admin, is it possible to be done? Any ideas if any of you guys uses actual hardware with P3d?

    Thanks
    Please add your first and last name signature to your post as per forum rules here.
    Personaly i don’t think you can but i will let the others chime in.
    Danny Z.Cebis

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      #3
      Originally posted by samer747 View Post
      Dear pilots/ Admins,
      Does anyone have any experience interfacing an actual B747 throttle quadrant that got removed from a retired aircraft?
      I am trying to interface my B747 throttle to work with P3D and PMDG aircrafts especially 747, what interface boards and software can make this possible. This had been done to PSX before but I want to be able to use it for my pmdg 747 probably via FSUIPC.

      Admin, is it possible to be done? Any ideas if any of you guys uses actual hardware with P3d?

      Thanks
      I suppose it is possible as some have done it. How to interface it it totally depends on user, budget, interface cards etc. You might have better luck asking one of the Cockpit builders groups in Facebook to be honest.
      Chris Makris (Olympic260)
      PMDG Technical Support
      http://www.pmdg.com

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        #4
        Hi,
        you could read through the website of www.flaps2approach.com. The guy behind it has a lot to say about interfacing esp. an original B737 throttle unit to FSX/P3D.Amazing work and documentation. Although he does it for an avionics suite, this should be possible with FSUIPC as well. When it comes to the wiring, cards and potentiometers, think of quality from the beginning! ;-)

        hope that helps!
        Jens Leuteritz - 737NGX, T7

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          #5
          Sam,

          Interesting that you bring this up. Here in the office we are currently working to interface our software to a pedestal created by Flightdeck Solutions. It currently works well, and we have just begun the process of driving the spoiler actuator and A/T.

          These are set up quite differently than what you have (they are sim-grade, not flight-grade) and I have been pondering with the idea of acquiring a retired pedestal to go through that same thought experiement.

          There is a healthy arduino community with some very good tools to connect our 747 via arduino- so if you have the motor drive mechanisms and the know-how to get a signal to those from an arduino- it will be possible to drive the whole thing.

          Robert S. Randazzo
          PMDG Simulations
          http://www.pmdg.com


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            #6
            https://www.mobiflight.com/forum/topic/565.html

            This forum might show a little insight and lead to where you wana be with it
            Alex Kulak
            PMDG Studier and flyer

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              #7
              A little late on this but Simulator solutions are the 747-400 experts for original parts.
              This is the board you need combined with a high output H bridge controller for the motors if you don't have it already as you did mention that your throttle was already in use with PSX.

              https://simulatorsolutions.com.au/si...ndation-board/

              Their software works with all the major simulators including P3D via fsuipc, but you will need to do a little coding yourself. They have sample sketches available so for the most part its just matching up the software with the input values from your potentiometers/hall effect sensors and the inputs/output pins on the card from the switches. Pretty much exactly as you would do with an arduino board.

              Very good company to deal with and very popular in the 747 community, however do contact them in regards to PMDG specific variables compatibility if this is a board you may be interested in.

              Cheers


              Gary Seymour
              Last edited by Gsey; 14Feb2020, 00:42.

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