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    My General Aviation Saitek Panel

    This is my relatively low cost setup. Its a 1" square stock framed 1/4" MDF Box with a foam board panel housing saitek proflight equipment and a 19" monitor.
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    Re: My General Aviation Saitek Panel

    Well done.
    Nice, clean and simple and imho very apt for GA. You can even expand quite easily I think by using the 19" for flight instruments only and putting up a larger screen (or beamer) for external view behind the box.

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    Re: My General Aviation Saitek Panel

    Thanks, I have a 46" plasma monitor that I had behind it for visuals, but the resolution wasn't too good sitting that close to it, I could see pixels.
    Future plans...I may get a projector and make the panel a little shorter...and use PM with a panel with instrument cut outs.

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    Re: My General Aviation Saitek Panel

    I think it looks great! Very clean, neat and functional! Great work!!

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    Re: My General Aviation Saitek Panel

    Quote Originally Posted by rcolle View Post
    ...and use PM with a panel with instrument cut outs.
    Yes, that was an option I was thinking about or you could use a program like panelstudio (or something like that) to make your own.

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    Re: My General Aviation Saitek Panel

    That's a very nice setup !!!!!

    Very clean and easy going

    What I would do if it were mine ? I would keep the 19" only for the gauges by putting at the same time a panel infront of it with the gauges cut outs.

    For the external visuals, given that your video card has 2 outputs I would go definately to one TH2GO to add three 20" monitors on top in a "curved" kind of way giving almost 130 degrees to the external visuals.

    Great setup

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    Re: My General Aviation Saitek Panel

    Really cool looking and looks to be quite portable too. I love your design.

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    Re: My General Aviation Saitek Panel

    Thanks Guys, out side of the visual system upgrade at some point, i have a few small things...Im going to fill that hole with another saitek radio, and need to add some sticky "feet" to the bottom of the box. It slides a little bit on the glass. I wish i would have built it with a curve on top for a glare shield.

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    Re: My General Aviation Saitek Panel

    added an iPad running Forflight, not coupled, but good for maps and what a nice way to get familiar with it before taking it up for real.
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