Cockpit panels made of touchscreens

kamaz

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My countryman has produced this F-16 simpit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8378667330/in/set-72157632512270187/

The interesting part is that he implented side cockpit panels using touch screens, instead of useful approach of switches and plywood.

So, I decided to post it here to see if you guys think this is a good way of doing things.

From the technical point of view, I believe that cockpit panels in Orbiter could be exported over VNC, in pretty much the same fason VNCMFD exports MFD screens. So, ignoring performance issues for the moment :) this should be doable. What do you think about the idea from the cost / realism perspective?

For reference, the guy wants to sell his simpit for about 3k EUR, which should give us the idea of the cost of hardware he used.

 

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It will probably be the way of future cockpits anyway (no switches).
 

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If you ignore performance, rotation, aspect ratio and scaling issues, :) probably not terribly realistic but pretty flexible. That's one problem with physical flight decks for Orbiter is the wide range of craft and panel layouts available to us - and where dynamic panels would really shine.

Some commercial flight training centers use this type of 'all glass' cockpit to do low-fidelity training on many aircraft types at reduced cost.
 

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Nice work! :)
But I prefer switches and I plan to build similar cockpit for orbiter but enclosed not opened like that and with curved surface in front of projector..I have built this http://www.orbiter-forum.com/showthread.php?t=28461
as a test and I plan to do something like that but with more of switches for full cockpit..
I planed to use some extra monitors for MFD but I wanted them to be on touch..so when I saw your post on MFD on android tablets I was very happy..but I cant make it work :/
 

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Nice work! :)
But I prefer switches and I plan to build similar cockpit for orbiter but enclosed not opened like that and with curved surface in front of projector..I have built this http://www.orbiter-forum.com/showthread.php?t=28461
as a test and I plan to do something like that but with more of switches for full cockpit..
I planed to use some extra monitors for MFD but I wanted them to be on touch..so when I saw your post on MFD on android tablets I was very happy..but I cant make it work :/

So far I've used NETMFD and VNCMFD successfully with a MIMO screen (1of the 2 I plan to use in my SIMPIT) although androids would be cheaper I decided to keep with the same OS on both client and server.

Currently trying to pretty up the displays :)
 
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