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What Sort of Button is This?

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NIDALAP

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Hi,

Initially I thought it was a simple silicone keypad, but after seeing a video of the unit, I'm a bit confused. What sort of button is behind such a click?


I THINK there's backlighting on the unit, so that has to fit in somehow as well.
 

jpanhalt

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Nah, that's for the pilots. You could tell, because the speaker went into detail to describe which side is up.
 

Reloadron

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Nah, that's for the pilots. You could tell, because the speaker went into detail to describe which side is up.
That was funny, true and funny.

Ron
 

jbeng

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Industrial buttons are normally expensive...
And since these are part of an avionics assembly (an FMS, specifically), take "normally expensive" and multiply it by a factor of ten or more.
 

AnalogKid

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That is a fully custom keyboard, so normal catalog keyboard switches do not apply. The soft function buttons on the left of the screen sound like tac switches. The main keyboard switches have a deeper tone, maybe because they are attached to a larger pc board. Another but less likely is that it is a silicone keypad with a synthetic click sound and mechanical thump as feedback.

ak
 

NIDALAP

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If these buttons are on sale
That video is scary! Hope it's not a training video for aircraft mechanics. :)
So it wasnt just me!

So not off the shelf type button, the question is, any idea what type button it is likely to be? There is a distinct click which doesn't sound like a dome switch which.

I doubt it's a synthetic sound.
 

MikeMl

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dr pepper

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I have an older decca mechanical nav display that has pushbuttons on the front and long extensions rods behind that go to standard V3 microswitches.
Much like what ian said.
 
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