*This page will be updated with the electronics systems work in progress.
Assembling the pilot display screens.
To perform the task of the main DRADIS screen in the cockpit, I have had a dig through the shed and found a monitor the perfect size, a power source, (12V with inverter) on loan from a friend and the guts out of an old PC. If I can get this old junker going it might cost me nothing. I think it might have XP OS on it, or older. All I need it to do is run the display video on a loop.
My friend Andrew W. has created a couple of very accurate screens for both the displays in the cockpit, so once I get them loaded it’s just a matter of fitting the hardware into the panel. Exciting stuff!
After much messing around and getting in a couple of computer boffins, we have made the decision to trash the above unit. It is too old, glitchy, has compatibility issues and just not worth it. Back to the drawing board.
Thanks to David M. I now have a new screen! It doesn’t need a computer, just a pen drive, which simplifies things tremendously. The monitor is the right size for the main DRADIS display in front of the pilot, but I need to cover the sides a little and centre a 4:3 ratio screen on it.
The green Viper Systems Display, (VSD) pictured on screen is actually for a physically smaller monitor/screen that I have yet to find that needs to measure 160mm x 90mm.