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Old 02-23-2009, 06:13 PM   #1
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Pulling Overhead Console

I am pulling out my overhead console to put a new CB in and deal with an electrical fubar by the PO (involves the fantastic fan).

What kind of nifty gadgets and other projects should I cram in to the overhead console while I'm there?
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:37 PM   #2
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I recently searched (online) for a programmable touchpad that could control a wide variety of functions (via relays). My dream would be to removed all the switches that control the aux lights, high idle and air compressor and control them all by a touchpad.

So...long story short, find or design one of those, install it and let me know where you found it and how well it works.

If you're not that inspired, I recommend:
Aux light switches
Compressor switch
Locker switches (if you have them, or want them)
Winch power switch
uhhhh...look at the online store here instead
http://4x4mods.com/


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Careful on ordering from 4x4mods.. i've heard both good and bad about getting product.
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Careful on ordering from 4x4mods.. i've heard both good and bad about getting product.
That's too bad, they have a nice product selection.


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Old 04-05-2009, 10:08 PM   #5
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Re: Pulling Overhead Console

Hi,
I have seen this type of relay controller on home built aircraft. Here is an example:
http://www.verticalpower.com/VP50.html
http://www.verticalpower.com/VP200.html

There has also been talk of using this kind of system on boats. They may have a cheaper (and more flexibly designed) system.
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Hi,
I have seen this type of relay controller on home built aircraft. Here is an example:
http://www.verticalpower.com/VP50.html
http://www.verticalpower.com/VP200.html

There has also been talk of using this kind of system on boats. They may have a cheaper (and more flexibly designed) system.
The VP200 is close to what I'd like to see. To make it perfect, it would use the touch panel display of my in-dash JVC a/v unit, and it would be priced at about 1/20th the price of the VP200. They want $6500 for the VP200


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Old 06-30-2009, 12:28 PM   #7
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Re: Pulling Overhead Console

I just stumbled across these touch screen circuit breakers. They are marketed to boats and RV's, and so might be cheaper than the aviation ones...

http://www.edd-tech.com/files/demo-RV.pdf
http://edd-tech.com/products/
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I just stumbled across these touch screen circuit breakers. They are marketed to boats and RV's, and so might be cheaper than the aviation ones...

http://www.edd-tech.com/files/demo-RV.pdf
http://edd-tech.com/products/
Pretty sweet!

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How about a clock you can actually read?

I integrated my garage door opener in the overhead.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:27 PM   #10
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How about a clock you can actually read?

I integrated my garage door opener in the overhead.
I wish my mirror had a clock.
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