Where can I find the installation instructions for the FD102CV-C-4?

Many of the manuals for our Special Mission application products are not listed on our website as we make frequent customizations to the base model based on customer requirements.

Do you provide a statement about decompression testing for your LCD monitors?

We have had two LCD monitors tested for rapid decompression, a FD215-CV-C-1 22″ monitor and a FD151CV-CR-P 15″ monitor. Both displays passed the decompression test and were operational after completion. Please contact us if you would like copies of these reports.

Our LCD monitors consist in part of a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and a polycarbonate protective sheet which is secured to the LCD with an open cell foam gasket. There is no gas introduced or maintained between the LCD and the polycarbonate. The majority of our LCD monitors have similar construction using the same cold-cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) technology.

Flight Display Systems does not have any testing on what, if anything, is released during a decompression event where there is a failure.

What is the difference between Native Resolution and Supported Resolution?

Native Resolution is the exact number of dots on the physical screen. If the “Native Resolution” is 1280 x 768, the screen is physically 1280 dots wide and 768 dots tall. Supported Resolution is the number of dots a monitor can emulate electronically. The monitor may accept 1980 x 1200 as a “Supported Resolution”, but the image will only be as good as the “Native Resolution.”

Is there any mating connector lock in the plug connector on the pigtail from the FD102CMT?

Yes. A hex bolt-spacer is supplied on the pigtail. The connector will screw into these threads.

You will be supplied with a ship-kit to connect to the monitor that includes the following:

  • High density, D-sub, 15 contact receptacle (female) P/N 748565-1
  • HD15F pins P/N M39029/57-354
  • D-sub, 9 contact receptacle (female) P/N 205203-1
  • DB9F pins P/N M39029/63-368

The high density, D-sub, 15 contact receptacle (female) and the D-sub, 9 contact receptacle (female) are supplied with short screws.

If there is only one video source used on the monitor, can you disable the other video sources?

In many cases, yes, you can disable the other video sources. So the passenger does not have to scroll through multiple blank video inputs to select their own.

Please contact us for instructions on how to disable the other video input sources from the on-screen menu.

What is the cable length between the Flipper and the Detached Electronics Box?

Our standard cable length is nine (9) feet.

We also make a longer cable which is fifteen (15) feet on custom order for an extra charge.

The part number for the longer cable is 620-00002-15.

Why do I need an amplifier for Flight Display Systems monitors?

Any video source quality starts to diminish after it is split or travels a long distance. If you are feeding two or more monitors, then you will need a signal amplifier. This will guarantee a high quality presentation for all of the passengers.

What is a good solution for AC noise on my video display?

This noise is best handled by a video isolation transformer.

Deerfield Laboratories manufactures a filter for use on AC airplanes, part number 162-1. The cost of the filter is about $100. For more information, call Deerfield at 650-632-4090.

How do I invert the Flipper screen image?

Our Flippers manufactured today are specified top or bottom for mounting and picture orientation. So it is not possible to invert the screen image.

Previously, our Flippers did have an invert feature in the menu setting.

  • If your source selection says, “CVBS1” or “CVBS2” when you press the source selector button (you may have only one source but the information is still the same) then you will not have an invert feature.
  • If your source selection says, “Composite” or “SVideo” or “RGB” when you press the source selector button then you may have the feature in your menu setting (look for invert or flip.)