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    Selection of output/display control board

    Hi there

    I have a generic cockpit, which I have built over the years but I am afraid that I have run into a problem when I updated to Windows 7 (64). Up to now I have used a TRC Multicontroller board and two TRC Controller Boards to feed TRC Gauges and provide info for O/Head panels. All of these I have had to remove due to none compatibility between my new OS and TRC. I have replaced them by using three of Leo Bodnorís BU0836X Universal Joystick Controllers in conjunction with FSUIPC4 and using a further three monitors and turning more to software than hardware.

    My problem is that in my older cockpit I had a small O/Head panel which I used for aircraft lights and warning lights which was fed from one of the TRC boards which was programmed with built in offsets which included Out Marker ,Mid Marker , In Marker, Overspeed, Doors Open, Stall, Gear Busy, Gear Up, Gear Down, Nose Wheel on Ground, Left Wheel on Ground, Right Wheel on Ground, Low Fuel and Low RPM. I have no problem with the aircraft lights as I have provided these through FSUIPC4 and the BU0836Xís with the use of buttons, switches and rotary encoders.

    Now I looking for a replacement output/display control board preferably with offsets included (same as the TRC board) but are compatible with my Windows 7 (64) OS. The only item that I have not replaced in my cockpit at this stage is this small O/Head with about nine warning lights as outlined above, nothing else.

    If it is not possible to have the offsets available directly off the board I believe that it would be possible to use the offsets which are in FSUIPC through Lua Plug-Ins . However this would involve writing Lua files which I know nothing about. I also know very little concerning which board would be the most appropriate to carry out the functions that I want.

    I would be most grateful for any guidance in this area.

    My sincere thanks in anticipation

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    Re: Selection of output/display control board

    Perhaps if I keep my question more to the point without details I may get some response.

    I want to buy an I/O card that has some offsets preset and contains the software to communicate with FSX. This card will only be used to feed an O/Head panel containing warning lights. My knowledge of useing I/O cards is very limited and I would be most grateful if someone from the site could advise me as to the best way to achieve this.

    My sincere thanks in anticipation