The Mini Pit
DocWW last edited by
Hello everyone. I am just posting a photo of a little mini-pit I put together. I have configured it for Falcon BMS using MFD extractor. I used 4 usb touchscreens which are plugged into a secondary PC. I have Falcon BMS talk to them over my network. I recently picked up a cheap Windows 8 tablet from Best Buy ($50). I am using it to add instrumentation below my center touch screen using MFD extractor. It all talks to BMS running on my triple monitor Eyefinity PC. It all works. Kudos to the MFD extractor software developer…
I have also configured to run DCS A10C using Helios. But that was harder to do. MFD extractor makes it easy.
Grumbles last edited by
Looks great!! Questions:
what size are your 3 main monitors?
do you have links to the USB touchscreens used for the MFDs and the UFC?
…and finally: are you able to extract DCS’s MFDs to a secondary computer over the network? If so, is that using Helios? I’d appreciate any info on your solution. I haven’t had much luck myself getting MFDs over network for DCS. Best I’ve done is used screen mirroring programs, but it’s not ideal; certainly not as smooth & painless as MFD extractor.
DocWW last edited by
- My three main monitors are 27" + a fourth 27" that I use for DCS export and Helios.
The monitors ( I bought them for cheap on ebay).
This lilliput monitor seems to be finicky. I have trouble getting it to work sometimes. Probably because I run them using a usb hub.
I am also using a 8" Windows 8 tablet made by Digiland:
It really isn’t much of tablet (only 1 gb of ram). But it runs MFD extractor ok after some operating system updates.
I was able to successfully export MFD’s to touch screens over the network. The update rates were fast when I set the TightVNC utility to RAW, meaning no data compression. TightVNC allowed me to set up a port window such that only the DCS rendered MFD’s on a 4th monitor were sent over the network. I used TightVNC to send the image to the touch screen monitors via network and the touch screen touches (mouse clicks) to the buttons back to the fourth monitor. Worked well once I turned off video compression. DCS was harder to get working. But I have done setups for A!0C and Black Shark. I also managed to do export the radar screeen for the MIG21. TIghtVNC is freeware and is the only thing I found to work reliably.
See my previous post here: