Panel Rebuild Update

It’s finished, and at least for now everything is working. I still need to build the new glare shield, and hope to do that this weekend.

Some lessons learned along the way: first, if your flight information panels aren’t working it’s almost surely because Windows has turned auto power management for the USB hubs back on. I love this particular lesson because I get to relearn it about every six months.

Second, for the GNS 530 to sit atop the 430 I need a right-angle HDMI adapter. One is arriving today, and until then the GNS units are a bit less than flush with each other.

Third, and perhaps most important, is that I learned the GTX 1080ti, while it has five display ports on it, is only capable of displaying to four monitors at once. This means I wouldn’t be able to run both GNS units at the same time. Fortunately I was able to change a setting in my BIOS that allows my PC to run both the card and the onboard GPU simultaneously, and this seems to be working well.

7 thoughts on “Panel Rebuild Update

  1. Wow! That is sporty! Where did obtain the throttle quadrant? Interesting is the similarity to your first panel that used Saitek’s radio and multi-flight modules.

    Great job!


  2. …. so you are running all monitors from one computer… Interesting, Never tried to do so with XP, maybe Cruz I carry traumatic experience from my FSX days….. lol

  3. There is a feature below the pilot yoke, 5 silver objects, that appear to be in place of the interior lighting controls.
    Please, what are they and, if were to attempt to copy, would I need an engineering degree? I am only a physician assistant with little, I mean little, electronic experience.

    Thank you. It’s a great project with the frame built and am cutting holes in my instrument panel. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but it is all I have, in this case.

    By the way, in one of your videos, you mentioned back pain. I would strongly recommend seeing a podiatrist and I refer to Podiatry Today. Just type in Google: Detecting and treating leg length discrepancies. I wear a heel lift in my shoe under my left heel. My patients have also experienced significant relief.

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