Thread: A simple COM/NAV panel?
03-16-2008, 04:56 PM #1
A simple COM/NAV panel?
Today I tested one of my pilots instruments panels and found that I will need something.... a switch panel to set the NAV frequencies.
I always wondered why my VOR indicator did not indicate anything. Of course it is necessary to tune into the correct frequency for the desired airport (I'm not a pilot...)
One way to do this, is to open the radio panels on the screen and set the frequencies there. But that would be very disturbing if you're on a nice flight and suddenly this panel jumps into your view... it destroys the reality totally.
The other solution is a hardware switch panel with indicator to set and read the frequencies... has someone already built such a device? I know there are ready to use units available but I don't want to spend $1000 on this.
Does someone have a good idea how to make that in a simple way?
In fact I only need NAV1 and NAV2 since I'm not planning to use communication at all.... it's my computer, my world, my airport... all others out of my way...!
03-16-2008, 06:25 PM #2
Their stuff is awesome and wont break the bank. Plug and Play
03-16-2008, 06:51 PM #3
03-17-2008, 04:24 AM #4
03-17-2008, 02:59 PM #5
Thanks for the suggestions.... the Opencockpit Multiradio is exactly what I need. It has all functions on one single panel.
The Goflight panel is also nice but in case I'd like all radio functions (maybe in the future) I need two or three of those panels because you can use the as radio OR nav but noth both.
The Opencockpit panel has a rotary switch for ALL functions.
The only problem with both panels is that they are too wide. They will not fit into my 14cm (5.5") slots. Well... maybe I can change that
Does someone use the Opencockpit panel???
03-17-2008, 03:27 PM #6
You can use one Goflight GF-166 as Com1/Com2 OR Nav1/Nav2 OR Com1/Nav1 OR Com2/Nav2 OR ADF/XPDR.
You can also buy it as a remote kit so you can fit it into your own panel. See:
03-17-2008, 03:30 PM #7
Yes I have the OC unit and used it. Was most impressed, it was my 1st piece of equipment.
It was easy to use (think there was only 1 function that wasnt as straightforward as the others but even then it was because I forgot how to use it) and covers all your radio needs.
I was pleased and a few guys on the Engravity forums have used it too...
03-17-2008, 03:30 PM #8
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03-17-2008, 03:39 PM #9
How do you do that? The description of the panel says that the functions must be selected in the software setup. How do you switch between NAV1/2 and COM1/2?
Do you have an additional switching panel?
03-17-2008, 03:40 PM #10
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