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    Real bendix King display

    Has anyone interfaced a real Bendix King Comm/Nav gas exchange display in their sim? I know it needs a lot of voltage to light up, and I don't know how to drive it. Wondered if it was worth embarking on trying or just giving up adn going to small 7 segment LEDs.

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    Re: Real bendix King display

    Hi, In my opinion it's much easier to use a plug'n'play option especially with the electronic 'brains' of your sim, eg: Saitek - Saitek Pro Flight Radio Panel - PC Aviator Australia With any decision to DIY I always calculate my own labour as a realistic factor. Even as a manufacturer I still buy components from FDS, CP Flight, Open Cockpits etc. Ask yourself how much you would like to be paid per hour for converting a real radio display, buying a power supply etc and I'm sure you would opt for a PNP solution with a warranty!

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    Re: Real bendix King display

    Ah, but the intangibles of solving the many problems and challenges these projects throw at you, along with the resulting pride in one's achievements counter the cost of blood sweat and swears. If I actually calculated my hourly rate and time, frustration, and $ spent on this thing, I would surely be better off just forking over $12k for a pre-built system such as the Simkits TRC2244. I am not sure that is the point.

    Stuart