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    An Inexpensive Cessna Panel Look-a-like

    I found a inexpensive Cessna Look-a-like Avionics Panel from
    Desktop Aviator http://www.desktopaviator.com
    Looks pretty good for the money. Come check it out.




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    Wow! This is a very nice panel for Cessna Enthusiasts!! Very nice any idea on price??

    Thanks.

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    Desktop Aviator's Cessna Panel

    The Desktop Aviator's Cessna Panel sells for $95.00 + Shipping.
    They also came out with a NAV/COM Radio Panel for less then $100.00USD

    http://www.desktopaviator.com/Produc...2010/index.htm

    I'm told an Autopilot is also on its way. Also for less then $100.00

    Nice price!

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    I have the starter switch panel (1010) from them and it is a quality product.

    The radio panel does NOT change the displayed freqs! It only changes them in FS. Be sure and read carefully the disclaimers they have posted.
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    Well, I really do not have a problem with the "Look" or "Performance" of their NAV/COM Radio. I love flight simming, but like many other simmers out there, I do not have an extra $300.00 just lying around the house for GoFlight's panel. All I need is an quality; yet inexpensive panel that allows me to change the frequencies.

    It's not a problem for me to have to look at the FS Radio Display to see the frequencies that I've just changes. I need the window anyway to display other important aspects of my flight; DME, Iden, Autopilot ect.

    And, besides; Desktop Aviator's NAV/COM Radio Panel is a heck of a lot better then clicking a mouse to tune-in ATC. When was the last time a pilot brought a mouse on board his Cessna?

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    I use GoFlight also. $300 for a radio? Someone is ripping you off. They are half that.
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    You are talking about GoFlight's "GF-166 Radio Panel" selling for $149.00.

    The GF-166 can be configured for EITHER a Navigation Radio or a Communication Radio. In order for the GoFlight to control Both NAV/Com Active and Standby Frequencies, you will need 2 panels, hence the price tag of $300.00. Desktop's NAV/COM Panel controls all that for less then $100.00

    Besides, Desktop Aviator's Panel looks a lot better then theirs.

    I also see from their website that GoFlight came out with their own version of Desktop's Aviators Model 1040 Skylane Throttle Quadrant. GoFlight is selling theirs for $299.95. Desktop Aviator's Model 1040HiRES sells for $169.00. The Model 1040 (lower Resolution) sells for $125.00

    http://www.desktopaviator.com/Produc...ttle/index.htm

    I still say that Desktop Aviator has the better panels for a price any flight simmer will appreciate.

    Whether you like GoFlight or Desktop Aviator, it all depends on how much cash you are willing to spend and how fancy you want your flight deck to look.

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    An Inexpensive Cessna Panel Look-a-like

    Actually the GF-166 can function both as a Com and a Nav. I'm using one with the Level D 767 and it functions as the Com and ILS. When used for the ILS, you can also tune the course with it. I also have the RP48 and I programmed 2 of its buttons to use the Gf166 as the ADF and Transponder. So you can do quite bit with just one GF166.

    I would rather pay the extra to have the frequencies (and course / transponder code) display on the unit rather than the monitor.

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    the GoFlight radio panel can be both at the same time. I have 1 and I use it as Com 1 and 2 and also Nav 1 and 2 all at the same time.

    But Desktop Aviator has some good stuff at good prices.
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    Well I emailed them a short while back and got a very quick and polite response on the costs to post to the UK. Unit is now on order and I will let everyone know how it handles when it gets here

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