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    Cockpit instruments on networked computers

    I was wondering what people here would recommend for allowing various instrument panels for an aircraft to be slaved to other computers other than the one driving the main visuals. I'm aware that there is software like Project Magenta out there, but what are the alternatives that you guys are using?

    Another thought, is that if you can share a plane in FSX, presumably you can allow the shared computer to display instruments allowing the sharing machine to drive the visuals and take control input. I've not tried this, yet it should work. Anyone try this or know any limitations about this?

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    Paul,

    There are a number of options depending on what you want/need.

    Some people undock stock panels / custom panels from the sim itself and put them on multiple monitors.

    For networked computers there are a number of pieces of gauge/panel type software I am aware of that includes, but is not limited to:

    Project Magenta
    PS1
    FreeFD
    FSXpand
    Ellie Systems (not released yet)
    Cockpitware
    FS2Phidget
    Danny Ho's TACAS http://spirellis.com/tacas/
    Jayco Gauges
    AOG Add On Gauges
    FlyReal Airbus Glass Cockpit Gauges
    Aircraft Simulations (Airbus)
    Peixsoft GA Gauges

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