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    DC3 Cockpit anolog dials

    Hi,
    I'm looking to build a DC3 simcockpit, and I wondered if anyone knew where I could get anolog dials/potentiomers from. I'm researching the possiblity of building a radio panel like this one.

    DC3 Airways 0955 Command capt .

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    Re: DC3 Cockpit anolog dials

    I've decided to build this using opencpckpit hardware.
    I think I'm going to need to purchase a master card,
    1 x USB card
    2 x LCD display cards
    4 x 5 (7 seg) displays
    1 x 4 (7 seg) displays
    6 x dual concentric encoders
    30 toggle switches

    Can anyone offer any advice before I make purchase?

    Will I need to use SIOC to operate LCD displays?

    Will I need to use sioc to make the LCDs work ?

    Can anyone offer any advice before I make my purchase .



    1 x 3 (7 seg) display
    DC3 Airways 0955 Command capt .

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    Re: DC3 Cockpit anolog dials

    see these - not exactly what you want but a good compromise at affordable price
    http://www.rapidonline.com/Electroni...b-f1c7dafa207a

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    Re: DC3 Cockpit anolog dials

    dont understand the lcd card from your picture
    the vhf radio's want 4 * 5 display cards (7 segment)
    adf needs 1*4 (many airfields now use the decimal function)
    transponder needs 1 * 4
    display cards need to be driven by display2 cards - driven by master card - driven by usb expansion card
    each display2 card can drive 16 7segment displays - i know some go for not powering the 100Mhz digit by encoder since it is always 1 but the ease of making it dimmable migfht outway the small cost penalty. - make sure you get all 7 segments in 1 purchase - they have different colours / background for same code number
    sioc is easy to use once you have your head around the 'event driven' logic
    good luck - Mike

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    Re: DC3 Cockpit anolog dials

    Mike, thanks for the reply, I like the analogue switches but think 7seg displays will be easier. It's the Sioc that I'm concerned about. But I'm sure someone will be able to assist if I get stuck. Cheers for the support.
    DC3 Airways 0955 Command capt .

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    Re: DC3 Cockpit anolog dials

    here to help - and if sioc is an issue I would be happy to help out and start coding for you - we are in the same part of the world so contact is not an issue -

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    Re: DC3 Cockpit anolog dials

    Thanks mike, might call on you after Xmas. Darren.
    DC3 Airways 0955 Command capt .