Greetings All,
My name is Josphat. a fresher with tonnes of enthusiasm in Flight Simulation. For a long time I've been running FSX on one monitor and Saitek yoke, rudder and throttle Quadrant but it reaches a point when you feel you "want the real thing"! I'm contemplating on building a CRJ probably 200. I want to do it in phases time and funds permitting and want to start with the autopilot panel.

I', looking at parts (encoders, controller cards, etc. I'm requesting for help at this stage in choosing the right controller card. Mostly here people talk of Arduino. I might want to choose that as well so that I can have support and shoulders to lean on as I learn to walk!

Any suggestions of layouts, encoder switches to be bought etc will be welcome.

Respectfully sent.