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Hi guys,Im new to this. I have decided on a 763 flightdeck. I plan to use panels from FDS. I work in Television and film building sets so Im handy with timber etc.I have a limited understanding of electronics. Basically what interface system would you guys recomend. I have looked at EPIC and FSBUS. Is interface IT worth waiting for.Nice to be here and I look forward to long winter nights pulling my hair out in dispair and then finding the answers here.:D RegardsJamesBAW063

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Hi JamesWelcome.I've only just begun myself, and have chosen to use FSBUS. I too new very little about electronics but have learnt quickly. Downside: With fsbus, when you build it yourself, you will 9 out of 10 times have some troubleshooting to do after you build each piece. But I think that half the fun is building it and learning as you go. (But that's only my opinion)Upside: Great sense of acheivement when you make it work.So, my vote is for FSBUS.David

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it depends on your needs and budget...I needed lots of switches (about 800 or so).So I decided to go for PHCC (http://cockpit.varxec.net).On the same site, you can find a list with a bunch of interfaces, and their amount of switches, LED's, ...

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Hi,>Downside: With fsbus, when you build it yourself, you will 9>out of 10 times have some troubleshooting to do after you>build each piece. A very good alternative solution is to buy already build and tested boards from:http://www.opencockpits.com/They are cheap and professionally made. The functionality of IOCards is about the same as FSBUS. Personally I like IOCards because you only need a simple 5V power supply and there's no flashing of PICs needed.You can have a look at my site to see how I have used them (MCP and ILS pages).Regards,Nicowww.nicokaan.nlfc.php?vatsim=814584&indicator=OD1&a=pic767.jpg

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