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

Jon Elson elson at
Tue Apr 26 20:25:53 CDT 2016

On 04/26/2016 12:14 PM, Swift Griggs 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.  :-)
Not too clear she has been married.  Seems she has WAY too 
many projects to have had an SO.
This all seems to be gear from the '60s or maybe '70s at the 
latest.  You HAVE to watch the video!

Go to
click the lower right link, click the right hand image to 
start the video.  Watch for the racks of equipment.
I especially LOVE the panel of about 30 gears that I guess 
sum up the axes mechanically.


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