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Old 04-05-2019, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Finally made a pair of MFD's

Parts used:

2 x Lilliput 8" 4:3 Um-80/c Mini USB Monitor(Non-Touch Screen) by Viviteq Inc
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B003LS95SG

1 x Thrustmaster MDF Cougar USB Cockpit Panels
https://www.amazon.ca/Thrustmaster-2.../dp/B002HH9TRY

I simply used double sided tape (Gorilla tape) to attach the panels to the monitors. The monitors have a USB connector on them so you can plug the panel into the monitor and it will use its power supply. The monitors also have their own deployable kickstand so no need to use the Cougar base.

Keep in mind for this you will need 4 USB connections (both monitors need two each). I simply plugged the panels into the monitors, the monitors into a 4-port hub, and the hub into the back of my PC. So this way I am only using a single USB port.

Then I exported the display of the left and right MFD's to the Lillput monitors:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSeUujiCZRI


All said and done the cost (in CDN) was this:
(2 x $160) + $100 + $50 (tax and customs) = $470
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:02 AM   #2
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Parts used:

2 x Lilliput 8" 4:3 Um-80/c Mini USB Monitor(Non-Touch Screen) by Viviteq Inc
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B003LS95SG

1 x Thrustmaster MDF Cougar USB Cockpit Panels
https://www.amazon.ca/Thrustmaster-2.../dp/B002HH9TRY

I simply used double sided tape (Gorilla tape) to attach the panels to the monitors. The monitors have a USB connector on them so you can plug the panel into the monitor and it will use its power supply. The monitors also have their own deployable kickstand so no need to use the Cougar base.

Keep in mind for this you will need 4 USB connections (both monitors need two each). I simply plugged the panels into the monitors, the monitors into a 4-port hub, and the hub into the back of my PC. So this way I am only using a single USB port.

Then I exported the display of the left and right MFD's to the Lillput monitors:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSeUujiCZRI


All said and done the cost (in CDN) was this:
(2 x $160) + $100 + $50 (tax and customs) = $470
Wondering, why didn't you use a single monitor? would have been cheaper and being able to add gauges and stuff

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Old 04-06-2019, 03:58 AM   #3
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Wondering, why didn't you use a single monitor? would have been cheaper and being able to add gauges and stuff

Marc..
Actually that is what I started with, but this setup integrates the display with the interface in the same way a real MFD would in the real aircraft. In fact I still use the monitor for the center display of the Hornet or in the case of the Mirage I don't use the the MFDs at all. Right now I only use them with the A-10C, Harrier, and Hornet.
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Old 05-31-2019, 03:41 PM   #4
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Looks great ???? I'm hoping to setup something like this myself. Is there much of a frame loss for having the two mfd screens and do you have a link to any instructions you followed to set it up?
All the guides I read seem to say that you need to combine the resolution of the monitors but i'm not sure how the two 800x600 screens i have for the MFDs will combine well with my main display (2560 1440).
Any tips or links appreciated.
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