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Old 02-09-2018, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Universal Radio Panel

Spent a few hours drawing up an idea I had for a universal radio panel in Sketchup Free today.
The idea would be to have one unit that combines the VHF 1, VHF 2, UHF, Tacan and ILS radios.

There is a selector dial for preset channel, a dual concentric rotary for selecting the frequencies, buttons to select the individual radios and a load button. There are also the mode/selector dials for VHF, UHF and Tacan radios.

I still need to add a squelch tone and ILS on/off switch.

The current dimensions are 145mm x 123.5mm, however it might be a touch small for the mode / selector dial spacing.

The radio button when pressed would make a particular radio active, and the rotaries would then change the frequency / modes of that radio.

Disclaimer - I have no idea if this could actually work, just thought I would show my idea.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:59 PM   #2
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It´s actually a good idea, in my humble opinion. I don´t see why it should not work. I can imagine that if you set your radio selectors as modifiers in DCS, then the same rotary can move different radios. The only thing that I see is that in some radios you need six rotaries.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:16 PM   #3
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It is a fantastic idea, one I would love to see expanded. Control of multiple devices and systems through a single input device is the trend in modern aircraft design.

For those of us using VR a single point of control like this is great benefit.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:35 PM   #4
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i have already implemented something like this in my ExportScript (Doku).
All you need is an Arcaze USB I/O card + extension and the control software (DAC).

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