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    General cockpit first, then Mitsubishi MU-2

    Hello Everybody!

    I'm Gabor from Hungary, near city of Győr. I plan to build my first cockpit but there are some open questions.
    I fly FSX from two years (before FS2004). I have a lot of Saitek panels: Autopilot, Radio and Switch, 2 pcs FIP (one for HSI and one for ILS), yoke, pedals and X-52 joy (sometimes for gliding ). Also I have an MJoy card to another switches (pause, changing cockpit views, another switches what not's in Saitek Switch Panel etc.) I plan two PCs put in one network, 1st PC runs scenery (Eyefinity system with 3xLenovo 2251 LCDs), 2nd PC for instruments (one 17" LCD for gauges). These PCs I plan to connect with Wideview, but I don't know what's the best solution to show gauges. I don't want to buy a lot of Saitek FIPs...
    My favourite plane is Mitsubishi MU2, therefore I want build this cockpit in the future Anybody else?
    I study another cockpits since two years, I've a lot of pics, ideas, plans, sizes, solutions, but I have some questions. If anybody have notices, ideas, advices to me, please send me! I know, this is a never ending story to develop or make better my cockpit... I have time and endurance.
    Many thanks for your valuable help!

    Gabor Benko
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    Re: General cockpit first, then Mitsubishi MU-2

    I did it with FSPanel the instruments, if you mean that
    Look on my homepage. I did all in one with Link2FS.
    CU Chris
    Nothing gets me down - until my girlfriend say " Darling...please...garbage!" Homepage: www.fsx-cockpit.com

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    Re: General cockpit first, then Mitsubishi MU-2

    I don't understand why anyone would get a Saitek FIP. You spend hundreds of dollars for each cartooney looking instrument, when you could spend less and buy a monitor to display better looking ones behind your panel.

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    Re: General cockpit first, then Mitsubishi MU-2

    Hi Avro748!

    Saitek FIP have buttons and rotaries e.g. to HSI. Display haven't and I don't want click with mouse on display. As you can read, I want to build general cockpit, FIP is the best solution for me, I think.

    FSXcockpit,

    thanks for FSPanel. I'll try on weekend

    BenkoG

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    Re: General cockpit first, then Mitsubishi MU-2

    My build has knobs at instruments All working fine! Donīt need Saitek products.
    Saitek expensive if you want all functions. Thats why I sell my Cockpits to guys who not have that money....
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    Re: General cockpit first, then Mitsubishi MU-2

    But then again, just get a rotary encoder for less than $5 and you can do just that! I mean, one monitor and a few encoders and you have the functionality of $600 or more worth of those low resolution Saitek gauges for probably under $100.

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    Re: General cockpit first, then Mitsubishi MU-2

    Hello!

    Yes, You have right with knobs, encoders and switches. But: I haven't a workshop, place to build, supporting family, appropriate tools and skillful hands. But: I very love flying in real world and very want to fly in my sim. I want to build now a little cockpit, try to building "like real" things, maybe in next round I'll build real gear lever, flaps indicator etc, But now I use Saitek FIP because it's really easy to me now.
    I'm very grateful to Your support and help. )

    HA-BEN