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    Best Rotary Encoder for Altimeter Setting, Heading Bug, Etc?

    The title says it all. I'm looking for a good rotary encoder for those, and I'm wondering what your experiences are. Since I'm using a monitor to display the gauges, and I want to have the monitor as close to the MIP as possible, I need something that doesn't take up too much space behind the panel.

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    PS: Because you've all been so patient, here's a sneak preview of the unfinished captain's MIP:XHGztwC.jpg

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    Re: Best Rotary Encoder for Altimeter Setting, Heading Bug, Etc?

    Many of you guys have already built home cockpits! Haven't you monitor gauge folk run into this before?
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    The monitors in those pics look like they're right up against the panel!, I must know where to get rotary encoders like that!

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    Re: Best Rotary Encoder for Altimeter Setting, Heading Bug, Etc?

    Hi Avro748

    You could do a search here at Mycockpits. Here is one:
    http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/show...hlight=encoder

    The question is what depth can you accept
    and any specific Interface board you're aiming for?
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    Re: Best Rotary Encoder for Altimeter Setting, Heading Bug, Etc?

    I'll be using the GP-Wiz board. It does have rotary support, and though it's not as good as the BBI-32, it's much faster and cheaper to ship to where I live.

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    Re: Best Rotary Encoder for Altimeter Setting, Heading Bug, Etc?

    Wow, I really should have searched before posting. I found the one I'm going to use now.

    PS: I love your use of the encoder from a mouse. Quite ingenious.