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I have just started a part-time advisory role with a new start-up Iris Dynamics. They have very cool actuator/control loading technology that has application in a lot of different industrial control areas. Their first product is actually a force feedback yoke for flight simulators, which is sort of my area of expertise. Still working on MakerPlane though!

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Iris Dynamics Ltd. contact: Vern Little FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cell: 250-812-1836 email: vlittle@irisdynamics.com Individual contact: John Nicol Cell: 613-700-1294 email: john.nicol@makerplane.org ORGANIZATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT Flight Simulation Industry Veteran…
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I can’t believe it has already been almost a month since we got back from Oshkosh!  I posted some pix in the forums of our booth during the air show and now it is time to give some progress on what happened with the engineering mock-up build leading up to Oshkosh and some of the hassles and problems…
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Simple to install Stick Shaker uses EFIS AoA information from Dynon, Garmin and Grand Rapids Technology to provide tactile feedback of impending stall.
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2-axis variable speed trim controller features auto-trim, plus automatic stuck switch detection, indication and correction. TORONTO, CANADA 16 July 2014 — MakerPlane and its development partner Vx Aviation today announced an enhanced version of the popular M-PWR-2 trim controller.  The M-PWR-2AT add…
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MakerPlane Newsletter #10

Updates on AirVenture, CNC projects and open source avionics
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You would have seen my previous attempts at cutting foam board to the thickness I need for MakerPlane in a previous post.  I wasn’t really satisfied with the process.  Not that the parts didn’t turn out well, but I am lazy and it was a lot of work to set up the table and hotwire for the job.  So in…
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July 5, 2014
Finally starting to make parts for the full-sized prototype on the upgraded CNC machine.  I actually did the work you see here in the post in early May, so still catching up on documenting the process.   I profess to not being the most dynamic blogger/video maker!  Time spent doing that is time away…
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June 4, 2014
As part of the CNC build, I had to make sure that all the cables connecting the motors, spindle, coolant tubes and so on don’t get tangled up and run over by the gantry as it is cutting material.  To make sure that doesn’t happen, one option is to use a cable carrier.  These are also known as drag c…
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June 3, 2014
I have been working to get ready for Oshkosh, which is coming up far too quickly and have not updated the blog in a while.  There is quite a lot of progress on multiple fronts and it has been a very busy few months.   Over the next couple of weeks I hope that I can get everything up-to-date online.…
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Phil has just completed a CAN-BUS shield for Arduino in support of CAN-FIX and our open source avionics initiatives (particularly the open source EFIS discussed in more detail in the MakerPlane forums). The schematics, BOM and Eagle files are available in the Hangar Workshop and the boards are ava…
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We are very happy to announce another open source avionics project released by MakerPlane from Vern Little !   This is also available for purchase in the MakerPlane Store.
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We are very happy to announce another open source avionics project released by MakerPlane from Vern Little of Vx Aviation!
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Neil has been working on the pyEFIS system and thrown up a video of the interface being stimulated by Flight Gear (open source flight simulator). For those that don't know, the guys are working on an open source avionics stack for the Raspberry Pi and the CAN-FIX protocol. AWESOME! More info on the MakerPlane forums: www.makerplane.org/forums/ and look at the Open Source Avionics topic.

Screen capture of pyEFIS running reciving UDP data from FlightGear.
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Just posted some 3D Printer-ready files related to homebuilt aircraft. Includes a Flight Grip prototype, some knobs and a Raspberry Pi mounting bracket, which will come in useful for the pyEFIS project at MakerPlane.

Open Source Aviation
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Hopefully this will be the start of a series of posts about various 3D printed tools, devices and software that will be useful for homebuilt aircraft and electronics.   There are various sources for getting ready-made files to print out and there are also easy to use and free software apps for you t...
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I have been really hammering the 3D printer learning about the capabilities of this specific machine.  I have also been experimenting with the acetone finishing technique to smooth out the lines that come with this layer-by-layer type of printing.  You would have seen in my previous blog post that I...
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Hi Everyone, It has certainly been a while since my last post, but hopefully back on track to take 2014 head on!  I have been tied up over the past couple of months with family matters so now able to put more time back into MakerPlane. So to get caught up, let me tell you about my recent purchase of...
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