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  1. For those of you who 3D print your own knobs, how do you paint them for backlighting? Do you tape off lines and arrows and then spray paint them? Do you hand paint them? I've tried printing some using translucent PETG and taped off small lines and arrows on them and spray painted them but it comes out looking like crap, and trying to tape and then cut straight lines and tiny arrows on the knobs is super annoying and not the easiest task. How is everyone doing this? Thanks!
  2. Roger that, thanks for all your help! Definitely going to be keeping an eye out for the 3080.
  3. Ha! You ain't kidding. Looks like I'll be on the lookout for a 3080, wish me luck!! Do you think overclocking my CPU will help much or should I just leave that alone?
  4. Thanks for the feedback. 3 years ago when I got my GPU, the 1080 ti was one of the best out there. Do you know if the 3080 or 3080 ti is worth upgrading to from the 1080 ti? Again, if I can even get my hands on one.
  5. Hey guys, I'm looking to get the best possible performance and graphics as I can while playing DCS. Who isn't right? It's pretty good as it is now but I'd really like to be able to turn all the graphics on HIGH and add all the extra stuff that really makes this game shine. I'm a graphics snob so I want all the detail possible, but of course, I want my cake and eat it too so I want the performance to be smooth as can be as well. Here is what I have in my PC now: Motherboard - ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING CPU - Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K (NOT OVERCLOCKED) Memory - Corsair Vengeance LPZ 32 GB DDR4 DRAM 3200Mhz Hardrive - Samsung 960 EVO 500 GB SSD GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition GAMING, 11G-P4-6393-KR, 11GB GDDR5X I'm also using 2 Benq HT2150ST Projectors on to a 180 degree curved wide screen that I built. Yes, I know I'm not going to get as good as graphics and performance as I would on let's say a gaming monitor, and that's one of the reasons why I want to be able to max out everything so that I can get it to look as good as I can. Is it worth it to upgrade any of the hardware that I have now or should I just keep what I have and wait for the newer processor or GPU to come out? If I can actually get my hands on one that is. As far as overclocking, I've never done it before. I'm sure there are plenty of videos and how-tos on youtube these days, and I'm not afraid of trying it if you guys think it would make that big of a difference in what I'm looking for. Thanks for any help and suggestions!!
  6. I have the same setup as you, 2 projectors displaying on a 180 degree screen and using Fly Elise. I can't get mine to display properly either. Were you ever able to get it figured out? I used the exact .lua that is exported with Fly Elise and I selected it in the DCS settings under Monitor, and the resolution is 1920x1080, with an aspect ratio of 1.33333. I'm sure it has something to do with either the selected resolution or something in the .lua file that is exported.
  7. Thanks for all of the help and suggestions guys, I greatly appreciate it!!
  8. Do the A10 CMSP and CMSC panels need 16x2 or 20x2 LCD displays?
  9. Les, thank you so much!! This looks like it should get me on the right track. I agree, without so many awesome forum members on here, I would be completely lost with most of this stuff and I definitely wouldn't have a simpit, at least not one that would work! Thanks again so much for taking the time to explain all of this, it's exactly what I needed. I'll let you know if I run in to any issues or post on here. Hopefully one of these days when I'm more well versed in this stuff, I'll be able to pay it forward on here as well. Thanks again so much for your time!! Agrasyuk, thank YOU too!!
  10. Ah ok, didn't know there was a difference. Thanks for the info!! I'm needing LCD displays for the A10 CMSP and CMSC, so I just need letters and numbers Displayed. I was just looking at your thread that you posted and it looks like it might help me with all of the other panels that I'll be using LCD displays for, ILS, Radios, etc. Only problem is, when I started reading thru that post, my head started to spin. I'm very new to arduino and DCS Bios, and completely new to LCD displays, so I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to those. I have a 3rd grade knowledge when it comes to Arduino and DCS Bios as I have used them for my landing gear panel, hydraulic/fuel gauge panel/fire T handles, indicator lights and the caution panel. So needless to say I know how to use them for LED's and switches, but haven't messed around with displays yet. If anyone knows of a LCD display for dummies and their use with arduino and dcs bios thread or how to, please let me know! Like a step by step, you need to buy this display (include link), you need to hook it up to the arduino like this, and then you need to go in to dcs bios and arduino IDE, etc... you get the point. Thanks for any and all help!!
  11. Hey guys, I'm getting to the part of my A10 pit where I'm needing to start installing displays. I'm starting with the A10 CMSP and the CMSC. I have no experience with these things and was wondering if there are any tutorials or DIY explanations on which ones I will need and how to wire them up and then code them? After some research, it looks like I need a couple 20x2 OLED displays for these 2 panels, but there are several out there. Anyone have any suggestions or links of that they've used? If it helps, I'm using arduino megas. Thanks for any help or guidance!
  12. Do they allow for 360 degrees continuous rotation and in either direction?
  13. I'm new to using rotary encoders and was wondering which ones I need for the Heading and Course knobs on the HSI for the A10, as well as the Attitude Indicator. I'll be using them with arduinos. Thanks!
  14. 3 times what will get me the 20 full flap degree?
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