Having spent a while obsessing about the glareshield, I turned my attentions lately to the issues around the main instrument panel and the other control panels I’m going to have on the sim.
As this is first and foremost a glass cockpit project, there won’t be a plethora of buttons or guages on the MIP itself, but there will still be a number of panels to be created, including lighting control, MCP, EFIS, radio control etc. From the beginning I decided that I wanted my panels to be backlightable for that genuine airliner effect. While most airliners have panel lighting that will cast light down on the panel from under the glareshield, they will also have backlit panels for when those lights are off. Read More