Flightdeck Solutions Forum Index Flightdeck Solutions
The place to meet and talk with fellow builders
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

MCDU Display

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Flightdeck Solutions Forum Index -> FDS Support
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Colin Turner



Joined: 15 Feb 2004
Posts: 26

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2004 8:52 am    Post subject: MCDU Display Reply with quote

How do you just get the screen to display in the CDU when using Project Magenta Software and the FDS CDU Kits? Is it possible then to wire the buttons on the CDU to change pages and input information to the CDU.
Any help would be appreciated.
I can buy the colour TFT LCD 5.6 screens for 126.00 plus the VAT here in England. They come with seperate driver boards and have chassis mounting tags, only a 12volt supply is then needed very high resolution.
Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Norman



Joined: 07 Nov 2003
Posts: 186
Location: Flightdeck Solutions

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin,

You can have the PM CDU run to display ONLY the screen part.

You then have the keys wired to an interface, be that a hacked keyboard, a KE72, Epic or whatever.
_________________
Norman
Forum Admin
Microsoft FS MVP
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
captflyby



Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 18

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which method is preferred and why?
_________________
Richard J.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
pcos
Site Admin


Joined: 03 Nov 2003
Posts: 2201

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:51 pm    Post subject: CDU Reply with quote

If you use a mechanical CDU.. Like the NOVA or the new ELITE...
you will be entering data via the keypad of the unit. That is intefaced via a keyboard encoder or other interface and in turn the CDU computer is feeding the LCD display of the CDU..
Can't imagine another way really. The goal is to have the Magenta CDU screen showing on as decent a CDU as you can go with. Pretty critical part of sim..
PC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Flightdeck Solutions Forum Index -> FDS Support All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group