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Old 01-19-2018, 09:44 PM   #1
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As the title states, I am currently building a UFC and CDU for the A10.

I purchased the panels from pcflights.com which they also sell individual tactile buttons.

Has anyone have any experience which is better, individual buttons or a custom made board that fits the panel molds?

Just trying to get feedback of what is cheaper versus maybe better quality..

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Old 01-19-2018, 10:56 PM   #2
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:07 AM   #3
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I built my ufc from scratch with tactile buttons. Fiddly assembly and mediocre quality but it worked fine and is easy to repair or upgrade. A premade pcb would be great for quality but very likely considerably more costly. Likely comes down to if your budget permits or if the money would be. Etter soend elsewhere.
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I should have looked at those panels before posting. Impresive. Individual switches will work well provided you get something you can mount properly. I wouldnt try to get a board to match. Checkout digikey or mouser for a deep selection of buttons.
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Old 01-20-2018, 02:08 AM   #5
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I should have looked at those panels before posting. Impresive. Individual switches will work well provided you get something you can mount properly. I wouldnt try to get a board to match. Checkout digikey or mouser for a deep selection of buttons.
They (pcflights) offers 6x6mm tactile which are nice but I was hoping to get a custom built one so I can mix tactile and a couple rocker switches for the toggles.

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