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    Question on SIOC

    How many SIOC cards for input and output should I buy to get a full coverage of systems typically made in a home cockpit (that is, minimum non-functional parts ). Building B767, will use lexeecon. Thanks in advance.

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    Do you mean how many Opencockpits cards as opposed to SIOC?

    Don't forget that especially at MyCockpit there is rarely a 'typical' format as there are all kinds of 'pits from desktop ones to dual sided ones within a 727 shell here. By minimum non-functional parts, I assume you mean as close to the real thing as possible?


    Quote Originally Posted by 4EVERCooL View Post
    How many SIOC cards for input and output should I buy to get a full coverage of systems typically made in a home cockpit (that is, minimum non-functional parts ). Building B767, will use lexeecon. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EVERCooL View Post
    How many SIOC cards for input and output should I buy to get a full coverage of systems typically made in a home cockpit (that is, minimum non-functional parts ). Building B767, will use lexeecon. Thanks in advance.
    If you want to make use of all the functionality offered by lekseecon and Level-D 767 SDK you will need approximately 2 USB expansion cards, 6 or 7 Master Cards, 7 or 8 DisplayII cards and 1 USB output card.
    (and i recommend to buy the corresponding break out boxes for easy wring and PCB.s for your displays).

    But the best appraoch is to start small, with 1 USB expansion board, 1 Master Card and 1 DisplayII card.

    Buy them already assembled and tested.

    Happy building

    Nico Kaan

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiek View Post
    If you want to make use of all the functionality offered by lekseecon and Level-D 767 SDK you will need approximately 2 USB expansion cards, 6 or 7 Master Cards, 7 or 8 DisplayII cards and 1 USB output card.
    (and i recommend to buy the corresponding break out boxes for easy wring and PCB.s for your displays).

    But the best appraoch is to start small, with 1 USB expansion board, 1 Master Card and 1 DisplayII card.

    Buy them already assembled and tested.

    Happy building

    Nico Kaan
    Yikes! Are you sure you can't pick up a used 767 for less money?

    I agree with Nico on buying one at first. Here's why.

    The learning curve for OpenCockpits and SIOC can be steep. I had to figure out how to get the cards to work. Then figure out how to get encoders, and pots to work. finally, I had to struggle to get a few lines of SIOC to work.

    There were times when I wanted to throw the cards into the trash can and start over with something else. As you struggle through, it will be a lot worst if you have several hundred $$$ tied up in several cards.

    Don't take this as a reason not to use the cards. They are great and work well. SIOC is very powerful and fitted perfectlly for simulators. Just be aware that it isn't a "plug plug A into socker B" operation.

    There will be times of frustration. In the end however, the thrill of turning on a switch and seeing the LEDs light up and the gear come up in the simulator will send you off to drag you wife in to see it.

    Good luck! Come here with any questions. chances are good you will get the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmig View Post
    Yikes! Are you sure you can't pick up a used 767 for less money?
    LOL

    If you can buy one for 750 Euro... , because that is the total price of all the cards I mentioned. I consider that very cheap, especially if you take into account that for the Level-D 767 you have to spend 0 Euros on extra software (my lekseecon tool is free, the SDK for the level-D comes free, SIOC is free, ...).

    I do not think you can buy even a Project Magenta license for 750 Euro...

    But I fully agree with you that IOcards and SIOC is not plug and play, one has to be aware of that. So start small and be happy with your first lights switch working.

    Nico Kaan

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    Guys, thank you all for the answers! At least now I can imagine something about what I am up to .

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