Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
  1. #1
    MyCockpit Support Staff


    Westozy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    1,493
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Backlit keyboard

    Hi all,
    I just installed one of these keyboards in the roof of my sim and it works great, no more torch required. The backlighting is a light sky blue and the keyboard has a button to turn the backlighting on or off. AUD$70.00
    I'll get a pic of it working later.

    http://www.altronics.com.au/index.as...=item&id=D2113

    Gwyn

    737NG using Prosim737, Immersive Calibration Pro, Aerosim Solutions motorized TQ & cockpit hardware, CP Flight MCP & FDS SYS1X, SYS2X & SYS4X, FDS PRO FMCs, AFDS units & Glarewings, Matrix Orbital ELEC display, Pokeys Landing & Cruise alt display, Buttkicker Gamers, 3 x BenqMW811ST projectors with a Matrox Th2Go
    http://www.aerosimsolutions.com.au
    Supporter of MyCockpit.org, please join me in donating!!!

  2. #2
    Executive Vice President, MyCockpit


    Matt Olieman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ocala, FL USA
    Posts
    3,163
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Gwyn, have you seen these in ergonomic style keyboards?

  3. #3
    MyCockpit Support Staff


    Westozy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    1,493
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Quote Originally Posted by MattO View Post
    Gwyn, have you seen these in ergonomic style keyboards?
    I can't say I have Matt, I was alerted to this one by a mate. I had to modify the roof panel as it was a bit smaller than the old wireless keyboard which still works by the way, I can still use that for typing stuff. Here's a couple of new pics... http://www.mycockpit.org/photopost/s...php?photo=1506

    http://www.mycockpit.org/photopost/s...php?photo=1508
    Gwyn

    737NG using Prosim737, Immersive Calibration Pro, Aerosim Solutions motorized TQ & cockpit hardware, CP Flight MCP & FDS SYS1X, SYS2X & SYS4X, FDS PRO FMCs, AFDS units & Glarewings, Matrix Orbital ELEC display, Pokeys Landing & Cruise alt display, Buttkicker Gamers, 3 x BenqMW811ST projectors with a Matrox Th2Go
    http://www.aerosimsolutions.com.au
    Supporter of MyCockpit.org, please join me in donating!!!

  4. #4
    150+ Forum Groupie magicaldr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK, Surrey
    Posts
    168
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Hi, I have used one of those before and found the keys not reliable. Hopefully I just had a dodgy one and yours will be fine. Must say it looks nice in a overhead, and will give you some gentle cockpit lighting as well

    I am currently using red backlit saitek keyboard I got for £15 in maplin. Has added bonus of laser etched keys so they light up through the letters. It is much larger however, but works well for night flights. Will pop a pic up when I get home for comparison.


    FSX | Piper Warrior | GoFlight

  5. #5
    Executive Vice President, MyCockpit


    Matt Olieman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ocala, FL USA
    Posts
    3,163
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    I like the idea of the laser etched backlit too, how about a link of who suplies these?

    Gwyn, could you supply the manufactures name, perhaps this is available in the U.S.

  6. #6
    500+ This must be a daytime job JBaymore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Wilton, New Hampshire USA
    Posts
    661
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Quote Originally Posted by MattO View Post
    Gwyn, have you seen these in ergonomic style keyboards?
    Matt,

    Lets see here...... you are talking "ergonomic"....and Gwyn is talking about a keyboard on the roof....... what's wrong with THIS picture?

    best,

    .....................john

  7. #7
    150+ Forum Groupie magicaldr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK, Surrey
    Posts
    168
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-PZ30AU-Eclipse-Keyboard/dp/B0007TJ7TE/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-9388876-7357560?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1184610005&sr=8-1"]Saitek Eclipse Keyboard ( PZ30AU )[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-Eclipse-Backlit-Keyboard-PZ30AUR/dp/B000EA2HD4/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/104-9388876-7357560?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1184610005&sr=8-3"]Saitek Eclipse Backlit Keyboard - Red LED ( PZ30AUR )[/ame]

    2 links for the different colours on amazon.com.

    Photo from my keyboard below, keys are not as precise as my normal keyboard was, but I love the colour The eclipse 2 is now out, so they seem to be selling off the eclipse ones cheap which is why I got this at the weekend.




    FSX | Piper Warrior | GoFlight

  8. #8
    Executive Vice President, MyCockpit


    Matt Olieman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ocala, FL USA
    Posts
    3,163
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by JBaymore View Post
    Matt,

    Lets see here...... you are talking "ergonomic"....and Gwyn is talking about a keyboard on the roof....... what's wrong with THIS picture?

    best,

    .....................john
    LOL,

    Thinking for my instructor station.... once I get it back together

    OOPS!!! almost forgot... thanks for the links

  9. #9
    MyCockpit Support Staff


    Westozy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    1,493
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Quote Originally Posted by MattO View Post
    I like the idea of the laser etched backlit too, how about a link of who suplies these?

    Gwyn, could you supply the manufactures name, perhaps this is available in the U.S.
    The actual brand name is "I-Rocks", made in China. Model KR 68-10

    737NG using Prosim737, Immersive Calibration Pro, Aerosim Solutions motorized TQ & cockpit hardware, CP Flight MCP & FDS SYS1X, SYS2X & SYS4X, FDS PRO FMCs, AFDS units & Glarewings, Matrix Orbital ELEC display, Pokeys Landing & Cruise alt display, Buttkicker Gamers, 3 x BenqMW811ST projectors with a Matrox Th2Go
    http://www.aerosimsolutions.com.au
    Supporter of MyCockpit.org, please join me in donating!!!

  10. #10
    Executive Vice President, MyCockpit


    Matt Olieman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ocala, FL USA
    Posts
    3,163
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Thanks Gwyn

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Using FMC as Keyboard?
    By wody in forum lekseecon Q&A and Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-27-2010, 12:58 PM
  2. KEYBOARD CODES??
    By manhattan in forum General Builder Questions All Aircraft Types
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-27-2010, 10:11 PM
  3. Backlit A320 EFIS Panel Photo
    By Buddym in forum CNC Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-11-2010, 08:13 AM
  4. Can a keyboard be used...
    By shearder in forum Where to Start Building a Home Cockpit
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-23-2009, 02:32 PM
  5. Keyboard
    By Mac in forum MyCockpit Member Meetings
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-06-2009, 09:19 AM