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DIY Button Box with Quick Change Labels

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I fly a variety of aircraft in DCS and IL-2 Sturmovik so keeping track of the functions of the many buttons, switches and rotaries for all the associated control schemes is difficult. As my sim rig is general purpose and not built around one particular aircraft, conventional label stickers or permanently engraved / etched labels are not very useful.


For my most recent button box, a right hand control panel with toggle switches and rotary encoders, I came up with a flexible labelling system using plastic label inserts. The inserts are easy to prepare and can be quickly swapped out for labelling different control schemes. I plan on making a similar box for the left side of the rig.

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