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    Choices: Saitek radio panel or GoFlight Radio Panel...

    I can't decide which one to get, price doesn't matter at this point. I have the GF-toggle and the muliti-function panel that I built my own panel to hold, (plywood, grey spray paint and few screws).

    I can easily extend the panel upwards to hold the GF radio panel, or I can mount the Saitek panel on top of my throttle quadrant as I have the TQ hanging on the underside of the desk with the Saitek switch panel below that.

    Any thoughts would be great!

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    Re: Choices: Saitek radio panel or GoFlight Radio Panel...

    Depends on what your goal is.....

    Generic cockpit? I guess I would choose GoFlight.

    Something more realistic, I would pass on both and look at OpenCockpits or CPFlight gear

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    Re: Choices: Saitek radio panel or GoFlight Radio Panel...

    I battled with the same question, and settled on goflight. While they don't look like the real thing, they function beautifully. I could never lay my hands on a saitek unit, and I am very "feel" oriented. I also had a saitek x52 joystick that was no end of configuration headaches. Past experience definitely pushed me towards gf.
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    Re: Choices: Saitek radio panel or GoFlight Radio Panel...

    Saitek are good for function, but very large, very wide and very 'plastic'.

    GoFlight are nice units, look nothing like radios (well they try to)....BUT....they are pretty much a sim industry standard that are built very well, excellent functionality, a little smaller and easy to use!

    Carry on with the GoFlight gear I say!

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    Re: Choices: Saitek radio panel or GoFlight Radio Panel...

    Would it be possible to make your own panel but use the electronics from the GF radio? I would like to do this and swap out their face plate with a 747 radio panel? Might take some moving the components around and such, but I think it could work.

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    Re: Choices: Saitek radio panel or GoFlight Radio Panel...

    Quote Originally Posted by jsfboat View Post
    Would it be possible to make your own panel but use the electronics from the GF radio? I would like to do this and swap out their face plate with a 747 radio panel? Might take some moving the components around and such, but I think it could work.
    There are many options, if you decide to do it your self.... see opencockpits and similar suppliers too

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    Re: Choices: Saitek radio panel or GoFlight Radio Panel...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick1150 View Post
    There are many options, if you decide to do it your self.... see opencockpits and similar suppliers too
    Tricky to do. Their units are basically a single pcb with a faceplate. Probably could be done but I would not try. If you are looking for 737 radios there are better choices out there I think. Opencockpits has a nice one if I remember correctly.
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