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About lesthegrngo

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  1. Thanks guys The intention would actually be to offload some of the GPU work, so only data for the second PC to use to make the displays would be sent, a bit like sending telemetry to a remote PC rather than processing it on the same PC I know in the olden days PC's could be linked for certain tasks, when processing power was limited - I seem to remember the company I worked for having effectively a network of PC's in order to run their CAD program, where the calculations were shared out amongst the individual satellite units. That still used to be so slow that you would start the porcessing on Friday evening and hope it had finished by the time you came in Monday morning, so I think you can guess how long ago that was! Les
  2. Guys, I'm finally being able to put my rig back together after our recent move. However it is currently using a total of five monitors, one for the main display and four for the MFCD's and other instruments. I am also looking at replacing the CDU TFT with a 5 inch LCD screen to get rid of the character mismatch, which would bring the total to six displays. apart from the main display most are (relatively) low resolution. I have two GPU's in the PC, so the number of displays is on the limit but achievable with one PC, but I am worried that the need to drive all the displays from one PC will negatively affect it; either slowing the PC or causing lag. I know that before I managed to resolve the issue with RS485 having lots of USB connections caused lag So I have an older i5 desktop PC in pieces doing nothing, so I started wondering whether it is possible to link it to the main PC and use it to drive some of the monitors, and maybe DCS BIOS so that the main PC can max out the framerate and performance. Is this erroneous thinking? Cheers Les
  3. Ken, away from home at the moment, but following that fleabay link it says that there is an example sketch for arduino, can you post it so we can check how it is configured? Different OLEDs use different protocols, so that may help us crack it Les
  4. While this will work (and remember there are companies that sell different faceplate for the G2 so it is pretty low risk) what about the concept of using a pass through from the cameras on the G2 used for tracking? If it is able to show your surroundings overlaid on the VR environment, you would be able to use the combination of visual cues (assuming that the overlaid image would be monochrome or low res) plus muscle memory Just a thought Les
  5. You are just like me - no plan, just do whatever takes my fancy next. Still, my wife worked out long ago that most of the pleaure for me is the building not the playing so she realises it keeps me happy! Les
  6. Very cool, nice work! Eco friendly too! Les
  7. I can see the .stl files in Cura, and they do look good, but in order to use them for my purposes I need to be able to modify them to be able to then make the accompanying hardware. Thanks for the feedback about SW connected, I was looking into that but didn't realise it didn't have the backwards compatibility. A question, the thread at the base, what was that designed to couple to? Cheers Les
  8. Hi there, is there any chance that you can save the .sldprt files in SW2012 format? The current format gives an error which I believe is due to my old version of SW Thanks in advance! Les
  9. Or you could use four ON-ON-ON switches wired in series with the resistors? Les
  10. Certainly on civilian aircraft, deploying the undercarriage (or flaps for that matter) above a certain speed is very dangerous, so I can imagine there is an interlocking mechanism for that too - having to pull the lever out would perform that function I suppose, so it is entirely possible that it has to be pulled for both up and down Les
  11. All, looking at this diagram below, it's clear that this would equally apply to a series of linear buttons too if connected in series with the 1K resistors between them So, if my thinking is right, switch heavy panels like the A10C CDU, UFC, MFCD's could have the number of necessary pinouts reduced by a factor of 11 by wiring up the switches in 'ladders' of 12 separated by 1K resistors, correct? Obviously you have to have the right Bodnar board (I do) but I could seriously reduce to wiring in that way. Or am I understanding it wrong? ******EDIT********* Ignore me, I was understanding it wrong, I forgot to factor in the dynamic nature of the switch. I would have to use 11 different resistors and if two were pressed at onece it would completely mess it up Les
  12. The other thing is you can use a thin sheet of white polystyrene, maybe .01mm thick behind it to diffuse the light better, modeling plasticard is cheap and can be cut to shape with scissors. Using 'transparent' filament with a diffuser behind it will have the effect you want Les
  13. Thanks guys - and yes, the LED switch solution is quite an elegant one. I will definitely make a dummy breaker panel to start with for ease and speed, but at least if the fancy takes me this gives me lots of ideas. Sometimes I make things for the rig not because I need them, but because I like the challenge and down the line this may be one of those Thanks as always to all who help! Les
  14. Very true, although maybe a bit too OCD...?! Out of curiosity (again) does DCS BIOS support the tripping function? That's great, thanks - easy enough to make an .stl file for 3D priniting. If anyone is interested in the files, let me know Les
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