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Old 07-18-2020, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Hybrid Helios Project: F/A-18C Hornet AMPCD

I've been looking for options to have a stand alone MFD using the Thrustmaster MFD Cougar. I investigated various options from RaspberryPi to cheap-ish Chinese HDMI displays, and I finally settled on, surprise, surprise, Helios on a Windows tablet. I've documented a reasonable amount of this project on GitHub including some information about changing the cable of the MFD.

The AMPCD is completely wireless until the battery in the tablet runs out, and medium term, I'll probably mount this behind some plywood or MDF along with the left and right MFD's using the same approach.

I thought I'd post here in case it piques anyone's interest.

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Old 07-19-2020, 04:32 AM   #2
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hmm, that's a great idea!

how much was the tablet though?
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Old 07-20-2020, 10:57 AM   #3
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hmm, that's a great idea!

how much was the tablet though?
@Rick50 more details on GitHub, but I got my panels on eBay (used) for 30 GBP each.
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the github link seems... "404 not found"
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Old 07-21-2020, 08:41 AM   #5
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Hi Rick50, I just clicked it and it worked for me. The link in the original post was to https://github.com/BlueFinBima/DCS-H...ster/README.md
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Old 07-21-2020, 10:19 PM   #6
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The links don't work for me either. 404 on both.
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Old 07-22-2020, 10:34 AM   #7
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link not working
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@Sabre_Ewan and @MarkTRurner1960, thanks for the heads up about the links. I've clicked them all and they all work for me.... I need to think about what might be going on. Could one of you type "https://github.com/BlueFinBima/DCS-Helios-MFD/blob/master/README.md" into a browser and see what happens? If that does not work, then try "https://github.com/BlueFinBima/DCS-Helios-MFD"?
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Could one of you type "https://github.com/BlueFinBima/DCS-Helios-MFD/blob/master/README.md" into a browser and see what happens? If that does not work, then try "https://github.com/BlueFinBima/DCS-Helios-MFD"?
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For me: Both links are showing an 404 error.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:23 PM   #10
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@RightStuff thanks for the verification. I've now set the GitHub settings correctly so all should be visible now.
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