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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    Update: Here's a video from MakerPlane: www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6r_VQ2zDBA Here's where the instruments are sold: store.makerplane.org Right now, MakerPlane is not preinstalling the App, so go to my product support page for that (see below). I expect that to change soon, with the option of...
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    'Arduino' can mean two things: A hardware environment and a Software Integrated Development Environment. In general, consumer Arduino hardware is not appropriate for mission-critical applications (Aviation, Industrial Control). That's why we build our avionics devices to high standards, which...
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    uAvionix tailBeaconX

    Production software TBX App is now available for the huVVer-AVI. This converts a stock huVVer-AVI into a tailBeaconX control head. The App and documentation is available here: www.huvver.tech/huvver-avi-tbx-app/ The huVVer-AVI device is available from MakerPlane. Currently it is preloaded...
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    We've made some minor changes and are commencing flight testing. Part of the issue was that the (early) experimental version of the tailBeaconX did not function properly with the our control head. A call to uAvionix fixed that, and now we are ready for flight testing. uAvionix has been very...
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    uAvionix tailBeaconX

    Here is a solution for the expensive control head: This is a huVVer-AVI device from MakerPlane (designed and supported by me), with custom transponder control software that is currently (May 2022) in Beta trials. This photo shows the live status (the XP column) from a certified tailBeaconX...
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    Here is a teaser. Seeking a low cost controller for my tailBeaconX was a fruitless exercise, so I coded my own on a huVVer-AVI: Once the code is available for download, I will post here. It will only be available as a .bin file (not a source file). Cheers, Vern
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    One more thing: Here's a link to an OnSpeed demonstration flight. This flight shows how an OnSpeed system can be used in all flight regimes. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    My manufacturing partner, MakerPlane, is all over this stuff with Raspberry PI based instrumentation and sunlight readable displays. They are also the manufacturing partner for OnSpeed and we have big plans for this stuff. Thanks for the link, the more the merrier in this space. VV
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    Software update for the huVVer-AVI instruments: (March 1, 2022) Version 4.00 of the flight instrument library has been posted to huVVer-AVI Download – Vx Aviation & huVVer.tech In addition to graphics refinements, There are some new features: - The Attitude Indicator now has selectable upset...
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    And now for something completely different.... Slightly off-topic, but here's the Arduino connection: The huVVer-AVI instruments provide stereo audio for alarms and indications. Many (if not most) aircraft have mono audio systems, or the stereo inputs are set up for music and are automatically...
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    I use Newhaven 320x240 displays for the huVVer.tech display instruments, that are in production. I have not had any luck with the EVE displays for real-time (16 frames/second) processing, so I developed a graphical widget library (aka GaugeWidgets) that can use any of the direct-drive displays...
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    Electric Pitch Trim Interface

    3-position switch. Standardized, easy to use. Operates by feel, doesn't need to be in field of vision.
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    Good news/bad news: Here are the flaps/trim controller boards I developed (open source): huVVer – Vx Aviation & huVVer.tech Bad news is that component shortages means that I am out of stock on the boards. These boards can withstand +/- 60V. You will see the details in the schematic. VV
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    No. The NHD EVE displays are limited and will buffer overflow with complex graphics. My libraries use the Bodmer TFT_eSPI library for graphical primitives and adds some new elements and a suite of gauge-specific methods. It's all on the huVVer.tech website. Each instrument is drawn from...
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    Very simple: you can enable the WiFi RX mode and send UDP packets over WiFi from a PC running PacketSender. IP address 192.168.4.255, port 49155. Only power required. The GaugeWidgets library has all of the flight instruments shown. The menu system is a bit twisty, but the graphics stuff is...
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    Production run at MakerPlane. This stuff is real.
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    AFS is identical to Dynon, so yes.
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    Hi Charlie. OnSpeed is working with MakerPlane to eventually have their boxes off-the-shelf, but a few optimizations are being made before this happens, including outfitting some famous manufacturer's demo aircraft with systems. As for the M5Stack, they are not good platforms for reliable use...
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    Here's a teaser post of the huVVer-AVI flight instrument... open source library provides six selectable instruments. All user configurable and capable of using serial RS-232 inputs or (Dynon only), WiFi streaming. Runs on the commercially available M5Stack devices, or the fully-productized...
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    Arduino-Based Instruments?

    I'm a new member of this forum. I have been actively been developing aircraft instrumentation for almost 20 years. In the last year, I have introduced a family of open-source aircraft instruments based on custom hardware and free open-source software. More information is available at...
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