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    Thrustmaster MFD multifunctional "USB Cockpit Panels

    Hi all

    I want to add my own control interface around the garmin gpsmap 295 screen so I can adjust buttons and knobs and add it to my helicopter instrument panel LCD screen I am building.

    I was wondering if the thrustmaster MFD multifunctional "USB Cockpit Panels programmed via fsuipc would do the same thing.

    I like the VRinsight GPS-5 but looking for a cheaper option

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    Re: Thrustmaster MFD multifunctional "USB Cockpit Panels

    Why not just use your bodnar card? All of the controls can be run through one of those. Looks like all push buttons.

    Do you have software that emulates the 295's function?

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    Re: Thrustmaster MFD multifunctional "USB Cockpit Panels

    Hi Reid
    Yep, I have thought of using my bodnar board. When I get the reg version of fsuipc for FX, I assume I will use that to emulate the 295's functions?

    At the moment my instrument face plate is getting cut out and then the bezels will be inserted, hope to have a couple of pics as soon as the panel is done.

    Not sure as to what buttons and knobs to use when I make my gps any ideas

    Cheers

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    Re: Thrustmaster MFD multifunctional "USB Cockpit Panels

    Hi Rhys
    I made my own face plate for the GPS. I cut out the plate and then the buttons. I mounted a plate behind with the pushbuttons and then backlights.
    I used a Leo card to interface and ordered the duel RE. The GPS without the bitmap is displayed on the main instrument panel.
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    Re: Thrustmaster MFD multifunctional "USB Cockpit Panels

    Thanks Dave
    Love the panel, what buttons did you use and were do you get them from

    Rhys

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    Re: Thrustmaster MFD multifunctional "USB Cockpit Panels

    Hey Rhys,
    I got the buttons from JayCar Electronics you can see them in that link http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView...h&form=KEYWORD
    They have a decent spring in them so they hold the plastic switch plates in place but still have enough movement to only work when you press the button.
    The top range rotary encoder has a push button included so I assigned that to display the GPS panel window.
    Cheers Dave
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