I have just started a part-time advisory role with a new start-up Iris Dynamics. They have very cool actuator/control loading technology that has application in a lot of different industrial control areas. Their first product is actually a force feedback yoke for flight simulators, which is sort of my area of expertise. Still working on MakerPlane though!
Neil has been working on the pyEFIS system and thrown up a video of the interface being stimulated by Flight Gear (open source flight simulator). For those that don't know, the guys are working on an open source avionics stack for the Raspberry Pi and the CAN-FIX protocol. AWESOME! More info on the MakerPlane forums: www.makerplane.org/forums/ and look at the Open Source Avionics topic.
Just posted some 3D Printer-ready files related to homebuilt aircraft. Includes a Flight Grip prototype, some knobs and a Raspberry Pi mounting bracket, which will come in useful for the pyEFIS project at MakerPlane.