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    Avionics i'm lost how do i make it?

    Hi all,

    I have been reading and searching for some time now.
    What i want is: make an avionics panel like the saitek one, but do it myself. I am the lucky owner of an cp mcp which works great. On 737,s but not on the carenado stuff i love to fly.
    So project x started. Make an autpilot and nav panel.

    Why not the saitek route? Because i want control over the output.
    I cant do anything with the mcp as its software driver is the boss and i have no control over what it has to do. Sometimes i can control the ap of a ga aircraft, mostly i can't
    I fear the saitek panels are the same. I want to use fsuipc to give me as much control as i can.

    But now i cant seem to understand the way to go. I need 7 digits and switches, but which io card suits me best i cant figure it out.

    Any ideas? Tips? I could also take the mcp apart and rewire it to an i/o. Board... But i would hate do that..

    Greetings,
    Eric
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    Re: Avionics i'm lost how do i make it?

    Eric,

    Have a look at the Teensy IO board at http://www.pjrc.com. I am using this card to build a boeing 737 NAV radio (see http://alt7700.net).

    The creator of the Teensy board, Paul Stoffregen, has created a plugin to use with X-plane. The board will hold and run the code you upload to it. I have no experience in electronics, but managed to build that NAV radio.

    Since you need 7 digits, you might want to look at the LED control library (which I used): http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/td_libs_LedControl.html

    There's a nice thread running at the X-plane forums: http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?...c=55952&st=290

    I'd really go with this board. I also bought a Pokeys56U card, which is a nice card, but it is windows only whereas the Teensy is cross platform (Mac/Win/Linux)!

    Just my $0.02, HTH

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    Re: Avionics i'm lost how do i make it?

    Hi Bas,

    Thanks for the reply. I took a look at the board. For xplane it seems like a good option, but i use fsx and that is not (yet) supported. My programming skills are not that good to do it myself.

    Greetings,
    Eric

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    Re: Avionics i'm lost how do i make it?

    Eric,

    Another option is to buy the Pokeys56U card with the Display Driver card from http://www.flightsimparts.eu. It works with PROSIM737 and FSUIPC or FSUIPC by itself.

    In case you don't want to do any programming, you could go with the PROSIM737 option, which supports this card. Have a look at http://www.flightsimparts.eu/Simulat..._7Segment.html.

    I have one Pokeys56U card and one Display Driver board which I don't think I'm gonna use. If you're interested, PM me.

    CHeers,

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    Re: Avionics i'm lost how do i make it?

    Hi Bas See PM