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    A320 FCU and 7 segment size

    Hello.
    As you have seen. I wast asking about where to get 7 segment displays in white, but this is another discussion.

    What I am confused now, is the size of 7 segments that are used in A320 FCU.

    Is it 0.30", 0.36", 0.39"?
    0.40" are to high. Can any one tell me the hight?

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    Airbus

    I think you're looking for actual size of the real one. They don't use LEDs its an LCD. Look at Engravity's unit:

    http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio5.JPG

    http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio6.JPG

    If you build your own, you do end up giving up some of the realism of the unit. As you already know, it's give and take when it comes to building a sim

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    just wanted to ad to this, shortly after writing this Engravity announced their availability to ship EFIS/FCU and included pictures of their product. Perhaps you can determine size from those pictures.... maybe

    http://mycockpit.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11329

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    Okey MattO, but 4 digits on EFIS?
    Looks like Engravity has 7 segment LEDs there.

    What is the size of them then?
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    You're right about the EFIS. I'm sure I bought my 7Seg's from www.opencockpits.com but I can't seem to find them there now. I will try to find the information, in my stack of stash..... They are white 7Seg's and small enough for the FCU and EFIS. I'll let you know as soon as I find it, unless someone else can come up with it

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    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattO View Post
    You're right about the EFIS. I'm sure I bought my 7Seg's from www.opencockpits.com but I can't seem to find them there now. I will try to find the information, in my stack of stash..... They are white 7Seg's and small enough for the FCU and EFIS. I'll let you know as soon as I find it, unless someone else can come up with it
    OpenCockpits currently has the following:

    http://www.opencockpits.com/catalog/...products_id=99

    They are yellow, not white, however...

    Cheers,
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    Re: A320 FCU and 7 segment size

    Opencockpit has the white 7-segment displays listed

    http://http://www.opencockpits.com/c...lay-p-148.html

    Hope it helps...
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    Re: A320 FCU and 7 segment size

    I'm not sure about the A320 but the Boeing MCP uses Hewlett Packard HDP-7303 (now 7503) Micro Bright seven segment displays from Agilient (formerly HP).

    They are somewhat expensive given the size. They are .5" high and .3" wide mechanically with a .03" display height.

    I think the reason for the expense is that they are sunlight-viewable and clear from a 10ft distance.

    If you can tolerate a "little" excursion from the height (.55" instead of the correct .50") then the KingBright displays are a good match and relatively cheap.

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    Re: A320 FCU and 7 segment size

    Quote Originally Posted by Goose View Post
    Hello.
    As you have seen. I wast asking about where to get 7 segment displays in white, but this is another discussion.

    What I am confused now, is the size of 7 segments that are used in A320 FCU.

    Is it 0.30", 0.36", 0.39"?
    0.40" are to high. Can any one tell me the hight?

    Martin
    The optimum hight as I know is 0.36" but very important is width of digit as well. Do not use single digit displays, as the width is working to wide. I was looking very long for it as I needed for my project. Finally this is the place: http://www.lc-led.com/Catalog/depart...category/52/13
    You can get yellow and white as well 2, 3 and 4 digits for EFIS.
    Have a look on my website to find some more informations regarding A320-project http://www.a320-project.skalarki.co.uk/

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