Data General Nova Star Trek (Rockwell Collins vs. Vaisala SPT11A)

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Tue Apr 26 12:21:51 CDT 2016

> On Apr 26, 2016, at 1:14 PM, Swift Griggs <swiftgriggs at> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Apr 2016, Jon Elson wrote:
>> Erik is not the only one.  Check out Tatiana van Vark.
> Excellent!  I've actually wondered who in the world might do something like
> this.  Now I know.  Like I said, what a cool hobby.
>> Here's a picture of what is in her DINING ROOM, the complete electronics
>> suite from a Vulcan bomber!
> That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen.  I can identify perhaps
> *one* of those devices.  I'm guessing the little round CRT is for radar. 
> That's it!  Somewhere, someday, some flight sim zealot is going to break
> down in tears of joy and jealousy when they see that setup.
>> There's also a video of her picking up a Litton inertial measuring unit
>> and moving it around, there's 3 racks of gear to support it.
> As in 3 EIA/TIA racks fulla computer kit ?  Daaaaamn son.  That's what you
> call a passion for your hobby.  Hopefully, being female she has less
> problems with her SO freaking out, but who knows, perhaps she married an OCD
> butler.  It's tough to escape the laws of the universe sometimes.  :-)

From the looks of other items on her website, that collection of airplane gear is the *least* strange thing she has.  Stuff like an encryption machine that isn't exactly an Enigma, but based on the same principles -- and much nicer looking. 

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