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Multi-Function Display (MFD) System – Part 1 November 5, 2011

Posted by phoenixcomm in DIY Aircraft Cockpit, F-18, Flight Simulation, Multi Function Display, Video Interface.
Ok well I got my MFD, a few years back, and has been laying around collecting dust. It was a prototype made by Precision Imaging, which is now Precision Display Technologies. There part number is MPCDX-PROTO, which is for the F/A-18C/D.

The Analysis (1) The MFD is a 5″ x 5″ color, raster-scanned display, it has a RS170 video interface (BNC connectors) with sync on GREEN or separate/composite video sync.
(2) The MFD has 20 switches which looks like it goes to the DB-37 on the rear of the unit. That will be in another post.

The Plan Well first I need to build a new cable. Lucky I have extra cables, so I had a old Sun Monitor, DB13W3 to BNC, cable, and a VGA Cable. So I cut the DB13W3 connector off, and one of the VGA Connectors on the other cable. I hooked it up according to chart below.

2 X
3 X
X = Connection

Here is the first try with the MFD needing to be adjusted.


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