What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own? [Tek 4132]

Jon Elson elson at pico-systems.com
Tue Jan 17 21:40:06 CST 2017

On 01/17/2017 01:50 PM, geneb wrote:
> I used to work on a 727 flight simulator that used a 
> Varian 620 to generate the visuals.  The display was 
> capable of addressing 1024 points of light and that's how 
> the runways and airport outline were drawn. Pretty neat 
> stuff.  Here's some pics of the system that ran the sim:
> http://flightweb.simpits.org/BehindTheScenes/727sim_page1.html 
Was that a McDonnell Vital system?  That's where the Varian 
I had came from.  Vital II had stroke writing and variable 
beam width, ideal for painting the runway, stripes, numbers, 

Yeah, I think the rack cabinet I have matches the one in 
your photo.


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