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From: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 3
First of all: A huge "thank you" to the whole team of MobiFlight. What a great software for flight simulator enthusiasts.

And here it is: My first project using MobiFlight.

I've seen quite a lot of impressive panels: Simulating a GA cockpit, a Jet autopilot panel and much more. But when living in a small flat like me and if you have to share the desk between home office and flight simulator, there isn't enough room for something like that. Hence i built up a multi panel with display, a menu selector and two double rotary switches.

The single rotary selects the menu level. At the moment there are 6 levels for
  • Radio stack 1 (COM and NAV)
  • Radio stack 2 (COM and NAV)
  • Altimeter calibration, heading bug, OBS1 and OBS 2
  • Garmin GNS 530 control and map zoom
  • ADF1 and 2 frequencies
  • Transponder

Radio stack

There is nothing very special on the radio stacks. They show the active and standby frequencies for COM and NAV. The equal signs were added as a hint, where to look at for changes. When rotating the COM decimal places i used the fast settings for the inputs, to change the decimal places faster.

Standard settings

The most used standard settings were added to the next menu: Altimeter calibration, heading bug, OBS1 and 2 courses. Fast settings were used here as well to have a faster setting of the desired values.

Garmin GNS 530 control

To use the (beloved) GNS 530 I added this screen. The upper double rotary is bount to the right double rotary of the Garmin. The lower one inner knob is bount to zoom in/out, the button press to enter key of the garmin.

ADF frequencies

Next are the settings for the ADF frequencies. Because the MSFS has events for the hundreths, tenths and ones i used the roaries like this: The outer rotary will change the hundredths, the inner rotary will as default change the tenths. When the button is pressed, the ones are change. To indicate which setting is active the changed digit is highlighted by a ^- or -^.


The transponder is used like this: The outer rotary changes the selected digit, the inner will change the digit itself. Again, like for the ADF, the active number is highlighted by a ^ sign.


For the case i bought a panel made of plastics. But I'm not satisfied with this case, it's kind of ugly. I will change it to a wooden one using a laser cutter. For this solution the knobs will be aligned better (hopefully :D).

For the connection i found such a plug. On its inside there is a USB A connector, on the outside a USB B connector.

This was the first project. The next one will be a button/switch box for battery, alternators and light.
2022-07-15 16:20
From: ETSI, Germany
Posts: 6010
Nice Work ! :thumbup:

And nice to see what is possible to do with just 3 Input devices and a LCD Display!

At last.... Compliment for the advanced usage of our tools.
E.g. the ADF Position indication and the "combined" action by press/hold the pushbutton.

I will say your Project would be a very good example file and tutorial.
If you like.... Contact us on Discord.
Maybe you have experience with Video Production. This would be a nice Youtube Video with the mcc included.
So users who have already basic experience could use your project to grow up the next step of advanced Config logics !
Good Luck !
2022-07-15 17:22
From: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 3
Thank you for the compliments. :)

No, I don't have experiences in video production. But i thought about publishing a tutorial on And with your feedback I will do so. Step by step I will explain the way to this piece of hardware. BTW: All issues I had were explained by using the search on this forum! :thumbup:

Discord: Thank you, I joined some days ago as Ape42.
2022-07-15 17:50
From: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 3

The selection of the digits for the ADF was changed to the same way as for the Transponder: The outer rotary changes the selected digits, the inner changes the digit.

And i found out that there are airplanes with an ADF without a standby frequency. Now the display configures itself:

Only active frequency

Standby and active frequency.

The same adoption will take place, if the plane has two ADF. In this case two lines will be displayed. E.g. for the BAe 146-200:
[Last edited by Ape42, 2022-07-17 14:49]
2022-07-17 14:42
Posts: 1
Tell me, please.
You are setting up ADF in active screen mode?

If so, what parameter have you applied

I can't change in the active ADD window right away

C172 and 172 G1000 aircraft
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2023-02-14 16:14