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Just thinking at the moment. Do you guys think that it is possible to replicate a classic cockpit such as a 747-200? I know many people choose glass cockpits because it's easier to use PC screens and software such as PS1. But hooking up mechanical guages? I guess the most difficult part would be finding the components. My thoughts are that wih so many classics being scrapped it can only get easier...But what would be the implications? I know that you would have to start with a 400Hz power supply. How would you hook analog guages to a PC and what would drive them? Would you have to have some intermediary program that took data from a sim, and then converted it into a mechanical command? Another thing is flight models and environment. FS2004 is great for graphics, but if you wanted a true to life flight model and environment what do you do?Just throwing some thoughts around.Rich

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Find more about this use of real gauges or gauge replicas on http://www.mikesflightdeck.comOther than that interfaces which can driver servo's and steppers are: www.fsbus.de / http://www.betainnovations.com / ...I am building Fokker50 which is not at all a glass cockpit but I am using a PC screen to show the analogue gauges none the less. Or at least the most important ones.

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