( 24/01/10: UPDATED with comments from mycockpit.org.)
This week I made a spec purchase which I hope will turn out to be very successful. If so, it’s something I’ll be recommending to fellow simmers who are in need of small-size, high-resolution LCD panels.
The display screens in airliner cockpits and in Garmin glass-cockpit systems are usually between 8 and 12″ diagonal, often 16:9 portrait, with variable resolutions but usually quite a high DPI compared to regular PC TFT monitors. These are pretty hard to get hold of, as manufacturers of these panels don’t sell to end-users, and even if they did you’d be hard pressed to put together all the associated hardware to drive them – and connect them to your PC – without some serious electronics skills.
This is why I was rather excited to hear about Nanovision’s Mimo series of small LCD screens. Not least because they weren’t hideously expensive.