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    Build a Radio Stack??

    I am interested in building a radio stack...sort of. I just want to be able to see my frequency, and have knobs to adjust it. I would like to have a button for Com1/2, and 2 displays for it. I don't know what parts I would need, so if someone could kindly help me out with figuring that out, I would be much appreciative. I am trying to do this as cheaply as possible..and would like to not have to program very much, as I am not good at that part of things. Assembly shouldn't be an issue for me, just software is.

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    If you want a great looking piece of hardware that is plug-N-Play ready, then look at this:

    http://www.flightdecksolutions.com/prod_info.php?id=363

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    I'm trying to stay much cheaper than that...college student on a budget here. I was thinking about getting the parts to make one, I just don't know what I need to get. Looking to spend about $100 or so...if necessary I can forget the displays.

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    You might think about GoFlight. They are more GA design but they are also half that cost.

    http://www.goflightinc.com/order/index.php
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    you can always rip a game controller. I made my radio stack out of a Microsoft Strategic Commander. See some pictures in the photo the gallery or the site below
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    tunatuk, you might want to try and contact this guy: http://www.opencockpits.com/modules....g2_itemId=6780
    His stack looks similar to what I think you want. I may try something similar in the middle future. Good luck.

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    Mycockpit.org Another option

    This is my Radio (when I was working on it).... I used FDS panels and a dissected Go-Flight Gf-166. Works fantastic. Although, I would suggest this... you can buy the individual components from Go-Flight rather then the Dissect method

    Oh, and of course there are many other options available..... I just happen to have that module and had fun tearing it apart and also, as a disclaimer to let you know, I use many other components from other manufacturers.... I'm not endorsing any particular vendor, just sharing what I've done


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    Matt that looks real good.
    Any more details of how you managed that, what went where etc?

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    I have come across some other comm/nav providers.

    Simkits has a nice looking setup for the general aviation builder

    http://www.simkits.com/products.php?groupid=45

    Another one for 737 builders is Flight Illusion.

    http://www.flightillusion.com/FORMgallery10.htm

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    Hello together

    It's always amazing how one can take like 240+ euros for 10 digits 7-segment displays, two rotaries and two pushbuttons...

    Okay, the SimKits-Devices are magnificent, as they also offer stuff like ILS-indication and really look great at the same time... I think, this is how the real thing must feel, but the price... well, that's a different story...


    I guess if you really want to stay as cheap as possible, it'd be best to do this on your own, like setting something up with FSBUS or OpenCockpit-Cards - especially when you say assembly is not the problem for you...


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