Monitors and Displays
Displays en Monitors
For a complete MIP you need several screen, monitors ans displays
The scope of this website is not to explain the differences but while you read several things wil be cleured up.
For the Lower- and Upper Eicas I used 10,4 inch TFT monitors. After recieving the order for those displays, I noticed that the dimensions where not according the dimensions the seller claimed in his specs.
They should have the dimensions 20 x 24 cm but they actual where 16 x 21,5 cm. And those last dimensions are far to small for a bezel of 18 x 18 cm.
I had to solve this by putting some black tape on both sides of the bezelglass.
For the CAP and FO displays units (DU) I purchased 2, 18,5inch computer monitors at a local computershop.
After stripping them I was left with a screen that weights less than 1 kilogram (perfect)
The screens have a normal VGA connection an on/off button and a powersupply.
The screens fiited almost perfectly in the MIP, I just had to remove 2mm metal on both sides of the recess for those screens.
Afterwards where those recesses I made in the wooden undercarriage not needed.
The control units for the screens I fitted them with ducktape on the backsites of the monitors.
When I was testing ProSim737, it seems that the coöpperation between FSUIPC and IFlyToFsuipc and the B737-800 from IFly and the Sismo Ethernetboards was not faultlessly.
The only thing I managed to get functioning was the course indicator for the CAP and FO on there respective screens, without altering the ProSim737 software or other software.
Probably I have to buy the IFly Cockpit Builders Edition to prevent to much programming.
The alternative is to purchase Orion 737NG DU. This program only shows several displays in a grafical way. The interaction between the MIP (switches, buttons) and FSX should then be made by programming by myself.
Update: in august 2012, I did chose for the IFly Cockpit Builders Edition.