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Could these be the ideal PCs for a flightdeck?

 
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cwbalmer



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:26 am    Post subject: Could these be the ideal PCs for a flightdeck? Reply with quote

All,

I came across these little systems recently, and thought they might be worth pointing out, as they may well be pretty handy for use in a "pit"...

http://www.travla.com/Products/c134/c134.html

I am thinking about using them for running some PM software on......
In fact I have one at the moment at home on loan from a chum, so will report back on how it functions soon.


Have a look!!

Chris.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, they really look good, BUT:) they are very expensive. I haven't shopped around within the lest several months, but I'm sure there are equivalent but much less in price out there. Possibly someone else can give you direction of where to find the latest.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there,

No no no - I found a place in the UK where the whole unit - mobo and case comes in at under 200!! that obviously excludes ram and HDD though.....

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, that sounds much better then their prices here in the U.S.

You may want to consider, if not already, as I did, only a hard drive. I made sure a connector was accessible to the outside of the case for a CD Rom drive, when needed.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like a good one!!!

There is also the option to not use a hard drive, but a Flash card!!!!
And then config it to boot from a LAN !! Bingo!!!

Have a peek at www.mini-itx.com for UK prices!! Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bingo is right! Laughing and an interesting site. Thanks for the info.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shuttle makes PC's like that. THey aren't overly expensive.

http://www.spacewalker.com/index7.html

I agree that these small PC's are a good idea for us cockpit builders. What I am probally going to do is use my regular size PC's in a rack in the closet, and run an umbilical cord to the simulator. Much like the real thing.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike, If you haven't seen this at my site, I got an old IBM AS400 and gutted it....

http://www.a340project.us/_wsn/page4.html

I'm doing the same... get those nice thin Racks and mount them, and keep all that heat away from the cockpit. If you notice I also put the EPIC system in the case.
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