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    Land alt / flt alt

    Hi gents

    Just a quick question.... where do I get the LAND ALT and the FLT ALT switches/knobs for the 737NG (located on the pressurization panel). I think a normal rotary switch wont work because if you turn it 'round 360 it stops and you have to turn it back; not very cool
    Thanks for your answer

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    Two double decker encoders with twin knobs... exactly like the radio ones. One deck for thousands one for hundreds.
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    Hi

    Thanks a lot for your quick response. When I look at pics on airliners.net
    it seems like that only the LAND ALT knob is a double encoder is that correct?

    This means: FLT ALT: 1000feet steps
    LAND ALT: 1 deck for 1000's and 1 deck for 100's

    ??

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    Hi Pascal,


    The knob you are refering to as a dual knob is a single knob with looks like a double deck actually both knobs have 1 encoder they just diff. in shape.

    http://simknobs.com/_wp_generated/wp64b40f66_0f.jpg


    regards,

    Nihad

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    Hi,

    I have this panel (from Cockpitsonic) working.
    No double knobs.

    Flight altitude 500 steps
    Land altitude 50 steps

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    Nihad and Tony

    Thanks for your answers. Nihad I already knew before that I wanted to purchase your knobs, btw awesome work your doing.
    Tony was the rotary encoder interface already built in or if not where did you get it ??
    Nihad which interface would you propose?
    Opencockpit perhaps?

    Regards and thanks
    Pascal Haldenstein
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    Hi,

    I have a ready made panel bought from Cockpitsonic Germany.

    Wish you success building one.

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    Tony Ok and thanks

    So I think i should make a shopping list where to buy all the things I need for making the LAND ALT and FLT ALT indication complete:

    Encoders: from a electronic shop nearby
    Knobs: simknobs.com ( Nihad's site )
    Interface: Opencockpit? or .....?
    LED-Displays: .....?
    (Display Holder): flightdecksolutions (Peter's site)

    Can you guys help me complete the list?
    Thanks for your answers
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    Pascal Haldenstein
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    My Site:www.pascalhaldenstein.webs.com

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    "No double knobs.

    Flight altitude 500 steps
    Land altitude 50 steps"
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    Thanks...learned something today
    Had been told double decker knobs...probably because they look like it..
    Makes more sense.

    Question is the Cockpitsonic panel linkable to PMSystems or just eye candy.
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