Aircraft LCD Monitors (14)

This pertains to both VIP IFE (source: VHS players) and Military and Special Mission customers (source: FLIR cameras).

We can display your PAL 4:3 video output on our LCD monitors in a variety of settings.

  1. Stretch the image to maximize the screen area used while maintaining the correct aspect ratio. (BLACK BARS ALONG ALL 4 SIDES)
  2. Display the input image coming in 1:1. (BLACK BARS ALONG ALL 4 SIDES)
  3. Stretch the image horizontally across the entire screen. (BLACK BARS ALONG TOP AND BOTTOM)
  4. Allow the monitor to automatically zoom/stretch based on the source image. (BLACK BARS ALONG TOP AND BOTTOM)

  1. Tie the Y-positive with the C-positive.
  2. Tie the Y-negative with the C-negative.
  3. Use the positive side of the connectors to go to the center conductor of the Composite video.
  4. Use the two lows (C-low and Y-low) to the return video.

For example: Referencing the Installation Manual for the 26-inch LCD, you would tie pins 5 and 7 together (these are the highs), and then also tie pins 6 and 8 (these are the lows).

Please note that in doing this, the monitor resolution may look grainy or over-pixelated because it is too sharp. To fix this, simply go into the on-screen monitor menu and reduce the sharpness down to your preferred level.


Most of our installing dealers prefer to mate an ECS HDMI cable with our pigtail coming from the monitor.

We have a bracket on all our HDMI-equipped source equipment. This bracket will interface with HDMI to allow zip ties to be used to secure the cables.

Using two zip ties, the dealer will criss cross the two in order to secure the connectors together. Despite the unorthodox method, creating this crossing lock has proven very sturdy for our customers.


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.


The standard versions of our 5″ LCD have 2x Composite and 1x VGA inputs.

DVI is available on certain models for an additional fee; contact your sales representative for more information.


  1. Press Menu button (menu should be present on the screen)
  2. Press Select button to scroll to “Utilities” (Utilities should be highlighted)
  3. Press Menu button to highlight sub menu
  4. Press Select button to scroll to “reset” (reset line should be highlighted)
  5. Press the Down button to reset
  6. Reset complete

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.)

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


DVD and Blu-ray Players (17)

Yes, the installation brackets are supplied with the FD932DVD-LP-2 and FD932DVD-LP-2-AV DVD players.


The screw sizes are M4x6.
Yes they are supplied with the shipping material.
McMaster Carr sells these parts and their part number is 92005A215.


If the Blu-ray player is set to a region other than that of the disk inserted, the Blu-ray player ejects the disk and displays “Invalid Region.”

Depending on your version of the FD932DVD-BLU, there are two instructions for changing the default Region setting.

If you have the FD932DVD-BLU Aircraft Blu-ray Player with a transparent menu on the left side of the screen that says Settings (28 product code), then follow these instructions:

  1. Open the Blu-ray tray.
  2. Press setup and immediately press 9113 on the key pad.
  3. You will see another menu show up that allows you to change the DVD and Blu-ray region.

If you do not see a transparent/ translucent ‘Settings’ menu while at the Parrot screen (10 and 24 Product codes), press the setup button on your remote. If the On Screen Display is BLUE in color, then use the instructions below.

  1. Open the Blu-ray disc tray. Note: The disk tray must be open to change the region codes.
  2. Press 7803 with the remote, followed by the region code listed below.
  3. When the region code is successfully changed, the Blu-ray player displays “BD Letter” or “DVD #.” Letter or # is the region the Blu-ray player has been changed to.

Blu-ray Regions:

  • Input “1” to change region to A
  • Input “2” to change region to B
  • Input “3” to change region to C

Standard DVD:

  • Input “4” to change region to 1
  • Input “5” to change region to 2
  • Input “6” to change region to 3
  • Input “7” to change region to 4
  • Input “8” to change region to 5
  • Input “9” to change region to 6
  • Input “0” to change region to No Region

The RS-485 commands for our aircraft Blu-ray player are in decimal.

The numbers are in sequence 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 … etc.

If they were in hex then the sequence would be 28, 29, 3A, 3B.

You can build a command by using the numbers on the Remote control image as listed in the Installation Manual. (As of Jan 2012, this was on Page 18 of said manual.)


This free software update will automatically set your FD932DVD-LP-2 or FD932DVD-LP-2-AV to start at a medium volume level.

First, obtain the DVDROM.BIN file from the Flight Display Systems technical support staff.

NOTE: You can perform this firmware update at anytime you choose. That includes while on the ground, or while flying once. The player does not have to be removed from the aircraft or be returned to our headquarters.

  1. You need 1 USB thumb drive.
  2. Take the DVDROM.BIN file and copy it to the thumb drive.
  3. Power up the DVD player and make sure you have a monitor on showing that the DVD player is powered on. Do not have a disk inside of it.
  4. Insert the thumb drive into the DVD USB slot.
  5. Push the USB/SD button on the player and select the USB mode, which will display on the monitor. The player will automatically see the thumb drive with the patch and update the player as it will tell you on the screen which will take less than a minute.
  6. When it is done, the screen will flash and the FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEMS logo will come up. Verify the volume issue has been corrected by pressing either the VOLUME – or VOLUME + and seeing the volume is at half level instead of being at maximum level.
  7. Increase the volume to maximum and turn the player off. Then turn the player back on and check the volume again. It should be at mid level.
  8. Remove your USB thumb drive.

The end. Please contact Technical Support if you have any questions or need assistance with this free software upgrade.


Yes, it is pinned that way in the connector.


The Support Staff at Flight Display Systems can provide you with several unique firmwares for the Blu-ray player FD932DVD-BLU.

These firmwares allow you to select different Blu-ray regions by default. You can also delete the FLY HD parrot logo from your boot screen with a new firmware.

How to Update Firmware

  1. Download the ISO file from our FTP server.
  2. Burn this file to a DVD or CD.
  3. Put the disc into the FD932DVD-BLU.
  4. After reading the disc, the screen connected to the FD932DVD-BLU will prompt you to select the “Update” button.
  5. Press ENTER on your remote.
  6. Wait 1 minute. The progress bar will advance.
  7. When the FD932DVD-BLU ejects the disk, remove the disk, shut the tray.
  8. The FD932DVD-BLU will reboot automatically and have the new software installed.

No. There is not a grounding stud or screw hole provided directly on our DVD player. However, a grounding braid can be used with the supplied “L” mounting brackets. The supplied “L” mounting brackets are not powder coated and the electronics inside are grounded to the external enclosure.


The Aux/DVD switch allows changing between the DVD inside the unit and an auxiliary input from either the front inputs, or the inputs through the DB9 connector on the back. It will not allow simultaneous input from both.

The composite video and audio outputs on the back of the unit are ONLY for the DVD. All aux inputs from either the front or the DB9 will be outputted through the DB9 connector.


Our DVD players will cycle the video inputs in order, depending on where you begin.

  1. DVD
  2. SD Card
  3. USB
  4. repeat … DVD

The message DISC ERR is usually displayed when the unit ca see the disc but not play the disc. This usually occurs when the disc is scratched or dirty.

The message NO DiSC is displayed when the unit simply can not read or detect the disc at all. This can also occur if the disc is scratched or dirty.


The maximum output voltage of the FD932DVD-LP-2 is 1 volt. If you are trying to run extra speakers off of the FD932DVD-LP-2 you will need an amplifier.


The FD932DVD-BLU does not require any AACS updates.


The FD932DVD-LP-2 and FD932DVD-LP-2-AV from Flight Display Systems accepts discs with the following:

MP4-FD932DVD-LP-2-AV

FD932DVD-LP-2-AV


These instructions apply to any of our products that use a ferrite, including the FD932DVD-LP-2 and the FD932DVD-LP-2-AV.


What resolutions are supported as outputs on the new slot loading BLURAY player?

The FD932DVD-BLU-2 will support up to 1080p via the HDMI or 1080i via the HDSDI output. It will support up to 576i when selected to PAL output on the composite connector.

Due to the microchip installed, the ability to simulcast is limited to 576i as the highest supported resolution. 720/1080 resolutions cannot be supported for simulcast of both Composite and HDMI/HDSDI.


Flight Display Moving Map (29)

Yes, the Flight Display Moving Map includes worldwide mapping.

We have even made some software improvements since then to take the graphics a step higher.


Is this required for set-up only? Once installed can the system run autonomously or does it require user input to toggle screens etc.?

Yes, the Installation Kit is only required for set-up. The system can run without the keyboard.


The installation kit for the FD200CPU comes with the following:

(1) Keyboard

Moving Map Keyboard

(1) Thumb Drive

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(1) DB9 Female Latch Kit

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(1) DB15 Female Latch Kit

db15f

(1) DB15 Male Latch Kit

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(1) 240-2072-ND Ferrite

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The FD200CPU has a write protected hard drive. This is a feature that allows the hard drive to not be written to during operation and prevents file system corruption and hard drive failure.

When making any changes to the FD200CPU, you must click on the COMMIT CHANGES AND REBOOT icon located on the Start menu before the unit is powered down.

*Make sure that the VISTA.EXE is not running in the background when changes are being made or changes will not save.

Commit


In order to change the time on the FD200CPU follow these steps:

  1. Insert the USB keyboard provided with your install kit
  2. Press the Alt and X keys together to exit the mapping program and enter the windows environment
  3. Click on the time in the bottom right hand corner and select “Change Date and Time Settings
    1. adjustdt2
  4. Adjust the current time to reflect GMT / UTC (This can be found at www.greenwichmeantime.com) Make sure the time zone is also set to GMT / UTC and set to automatically adjust for daylight savings time
    1. ADDT
  5. Apply these changes and close out the window
  6. Click the start button and select the Commit Changes and Reboot Icon

Yes. The Flight Display Moving Map (FD200CPU-8) has an ARINC 429 card which will read and display similar flight information. We suggest you pair the Moving Map with the FD70CV-M display or the FD102CV aircraft approved LCD monitor. It is possible to disable all of the Worldwide Maps from showing, so you would only have a text display in the passenger cabin.

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Yes! Contact us at +1-678-867-6717 for more information about how to upgrade your Flight Display Moving Map with XM Weather or Cabin Briefing capability.

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There is a maximum of 3 welcome pages available on the FD200CPU.

These can consist of all logo pages or welcome pages.

 


We have the ability to add up to six different map pages to your FD200CPU. You may use all 6 of these maps on your FD200CPU.


Yes and no. You have the option to show 3 images for your ground pages. This will give you a slideshow affect with three pages but you will not have the standard ground pages. You cannot have a slideshow for just one of the images and then show the other ground pages.


  1. Save your logo as an 1024×768 bitmap image (BMP).
  2. Place the image into the Vista folder on your FD200CPU.
  3. Open the vista.ini file (configuration settings) and change the line that reads Logo Filename=8x6namerica.bmp to Logo Filename=CustomerLogo.bmp, where “CustomerLogo” is the filename of your logo. It is not case sensitive and must be spelled exactly as you have named your file, including the “.bmp” on the end.
  4. Save and exit the vista.ini file.
  5. Navigate to the start menu and select Commit Changes and Reboot

If you want to customize the length of time to show a page, follow these steps:

  1. Insert your USB keyboard from the install kit into one of the USB ports on the unit
  2. Press the Alt and X keys together to exit the mapping program
  3. Press the WINDOWS key and the E key together to open up and explorer window
  4. Navigate to the C:\ drive and select the Vista folder
  5. In the Vista folder locate the VISTA.INI file or Vista configuration file
  6. In this text file locate the bracketed heading [Flight Display] -Under this heading you will find several lines that say Seconds To Show= the value to the right of this line is represented in seconds
  7. Delete the current value and enter your own.
    1. example: Before: Seconds to Show Statistics=4 After: Seconds to Show Statistics=10
  8. Once the changes have been made go up to file and then save
  9. Close out the document and your explorer window
  10. Click the start button and click the Commit Changes and Reboot icon

Yes, many times. It will be no problem.

Here are the labels that are needed for the GNS XLS.

[XLS]

  • AC Latitude=310
  • AC Longitude=311
  • AC Altitude=204
  • AC Speed=312
  • AC Heading=314
  • Distance to Go=351
  • Time to Go=352
  • GAMA Flight Plan=On
  • Date=260
  • Time=150
  • Origin Latitude=0
  • Origin Longitude=0
  • Destination Latitude=0
  • Destination Longitude=0
  • OAT=0
  • Origin ID=61:0,61:1,61:2,62:0
  • Destination ID=304:0,304:1,304:2,305:2
  • GAMA Disable CheckSum=off

Electronic Cable Specialists, Inc. (ECS) has developed a cable which is designed specifically to fit the needs of aircraft VGA wiring.

ECS P/N 453005 is a single shielded cable containing 5 separate coaxial cables, color-coded to match the function of the wires. The following information is to help the installer utilize the wire to its fullest potential when wiring VGA devices.


Please use 800×600 resolution at 60 hz, or 1024×768 resolution at 60 hz.

This setting will minimize “snow”, sweeping lines, shadowing, etc.


DO-160 testing is the standard for environmental testing of avionics hardware. DO-160E Section 21 Category B and DO-160E Section 21 Category M have been completed for the the FD200CPU. These tests are to measure the emission of radio frequency energy.


Many flight management systems do not have the ability to display outside air temperature. If yours does not have the ability to do so then temperature will display N/A on the statistics page. It is possible to remove this line from the statistics page completely.

Here are the steps to do so:

  1. Plug in your USB keyboard provided in the install kit into one of the USB ports on the CPU
  2. With the ground pages displaying hold the ALT key and press the X key
  3. Press the windows key and the E key together to open up an explorer window
  4. Navigate to the C:\ Drive and then to the Vista Folder
  5. In the Vista Folder open up the VISTA.INI configuration file.
  6. Scroll down to the [Statistics] heading in the file
  7. Make sure the following lines are set to these values: Show Temperature=False and Temperature Line=0
  8. Select File then Save and close the window
  9. Click on the start menu and select Commit Changes and Reboot

No, any USB keyboard can be used to edit the configuration files on the unit. However, we recommend the keyboard that comes with the install kit as it has a built in trackball that helps with navigation of the system. A USB mouse can also be used in conjunction with the keyboard if you do not have the one provided in the install kit.


The part number for the Raychem Cap is CWT-4174-W122-5/9.

Raychem Cap


The reason we do not want the unit mounted upside down is for overheating reasons. With the unit mounted upside down there is no place for the heat to travel other than back into the unit. Please allow 2 inches of space around the top and sides to allow adequate airflow.


No, the FD200CPU does not have any audio outputs.


The attached diagram shows exactly how to do this. View the image below OR click to download.

VGA DIAGRAM

All of your grounds(shields) for color should be tied together. Your two V sync and H sync grounds(shields) should be tied together on the monitor side.


NO. The data bar displayed in our moving map software is hard coded. It can only be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

TIP: You cannot have the data bar and flight statistics page displayed at the same time. If you want to set your data bar (Ticker) please follow the example below to change your VISTA.INI file.

Show Data Bar= When set to True, shows a ticker at the bottom of the
vector map pages. When set to False, shows the statistics pages.
Data Bar Height= Height of the data bar. (.10 would take up the bottom 10% of the screen)


To further troubleshoot why our software is not communicating with your FMS we need to analyze your data stream to find the issue. Below are the steps to perform a data capture for our software engineers.

Performing a Data Capture

Estimated Time: 10 – 15 minutes

Equipment Required:

  • Moving Map
  • USB Keyboard
  • USB Mouse (only needed if keyboard does not have built-in mouse)
  • USB Flash Drive

** Note – If you are using 3 USB devices please utilize a non powered USB Hub so you can connect all three. Our CPU’s only have 2 USB ports.

Procedure:

  1. Plug in the USB Keyboard & USB Flash Drive
  2. Power on the Moving Map and wait for the “Welcome Aboard” screens to appear
  3. Power on the FMS and enter one of your usual flight plans
  4. Press (Alt-X) to exit the mapping software and enter the windows desktop
  5. Click on the FDS Serial Terminal icon (next to the start bar, looks like a blue box) on the task bar to maximize the window into view
  6. Click on the button “Data Capture” to create the capture file
  7. Wait for the progress bar to finish and disappear (usually 30seconds to a minute)
  8. Press the windows key (windows logo inbetween the CTRL and ALT) and ‘E’ at the same time to open up a Windows Explorer window
  9. On the left side of the window, Click on the “C:” drive
  10. On the right side, Click on the “Vista” folder
  11. On the right side under vista, Click on the “Captures” folder
  12. Holding the (CTRL key and ‘A’) will select all text files and they will be highlighted (note: if you have not performed a data capture before, you will only have one text file in this folder)
  13. Press (Control-C) to copy all files
  14. On the left hand side of the window look for your USB thumb drive, it will be the next drive letter after C:
  15. Right click on the USB thumb drive and from the menu select Paste. If you prefer you can create a folder first called ‘Data Capture’ and then put the files into that folder.

**Procedure is complete: you can now power off the CPU and remove your USB thumb drive***

You are now ready to take the USB Flash Drive to a computer and email us the text files that were copied. You cannot email the folder if you created one. Please email all the files to support@flightdisplay.com

If you are still having issues please call our CPU tech at +1 678-867-6717


Due to ever changing technology with flight management systems we update our Serial Terminal program to ensure error free data capture. Below is a short video taking you through step by step on how to remove and install serial terminal.

If your CPU is working properly there is no need to update this software. Software will be provided by our CPU tech on a case by case basis after we determine that you need an updated version.

If you have any questions please feel free to speak with our CPU tech at +1 678-867-6717 or email us at support@flightdisplay.com

 


You can run a simulation in serial terminal if you are having issues with your FMS. Of course this will not test any data coming from the FMS but will check functionality of the moving map.

  1. Open up serial terminal and click on the close port icon.
  2. Click on the simulator icon and type search for a starting Airport, once found in the top box, click to highlight and then click set on the destination.
  3. Repeat step 2 for the origin box
  4. Set your speed, origin and heading
  5. Click start
  6.  Go back to serial terminal and open the port

You will now see simulated data coming across and now you can run vista. This should simulate what an FMS would send to your CPU. You can tweak the settings prior to hard wiring the unit.

If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact our CPU tech support at support@flightdisplay.com or Call +1 678-867-6717


Due to the nature of the data received by the FD200CPU-7 via RS232, the Moving Map cannot support temperature display. If for some reason your map is attempting to display temp but displaying an erroneous reading, contact technical support and they can help you disable that text block from the display.


General FAQ (23)

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All FDS Avionics products are warranted to be free from material or manufacturing defects for a period of 24 months from the date of shipment for General Aviation customers or 12 months from the date of shipment for Government/Special Mission customers. Any material or repair workmanship for in warranty repair service will be specifically warranted for 90 days or the remainder of the original warranty period, whichever is longer. If the original warranty period has expired, the 90 day repair warranty is limited to the material and workmanship specific to the repair activity completed.

The following conditions are exclusions to warranty coverage:

  1. Labor costs associated with; installation, removal or reinstallation of any product.
  2. Damage to or malfunction caused by any unauthorized alteration made to the product.
  3. Resolving signal quality issues caused by externally generated noise introduced by aircraft electrical systems or other components connected to any FDS Avionics product.
  4. Any malfunction caused by improper installation or connection to aircraft wiring, industry standard cabin management/ inflight entertainment systems, or third party commercial equipment not specifically identified as compatible with FDS Avionics products.
  5. Any malfunction caused by installation that does not conform to precautions associated with operating environments listed in the operating manual or consistent with industry best practices such as; high temperature, adequate ventilation, high humidity, high dust, or power surges.
  6. Cosmetic damage or damage to internal components caused by installation or removal, failure to follow installation or operating instructions, or any neglect or misuse of the product.
  7. Any product that is returned for service with a broken tamper evident seal, indicating tampering or improper handling of the product by an unauthorized person. Violation of product tamper evident seals or modification of factory installed serial and PMA labels voids any warranty, either expressed or implied.

The FDS Avionics technical support team is available to provide distance troubleshooting support during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST) Monday through Friday at 470.239.7421.

Many repair requests can be resolved through distance support and may not require return of merchandise to the factory. If a product must be returned to the factory for repair, an RMA number will be issued as directed by the technical support team and communicated by the repair coordinator.

Upon request by the customer, FDS Avionics will send a service technician onsite to repair products. The travel expenses incurred to include transportation, lodging and meals along with the technician’s hourly rate shall be payable by the customer in accordance with FDS Avionics’ applicable rates and procedures.

Flight Display Systems will, upon receipt of returned merchandise, remanufacture or replace the unit at our discretion and return the product by Ground Return Shipping. Express return shipment will be the responsibility of the sender.

This warranty is not transferable.

Any implied warranties expire at the express limited warranty expiration date. FDS Avionics shall not be held liable for incidental or consequential damages.

Some states do not allow limitation on the length of an implied warranty. In such states, the exclusions or limitations of this limited warranty may not apply.


Sirius Technologies is no longer associated with Flight Display Systems or FDS Avionics Corp.

The new company name is FDS Avionics Corp. which is doing business as Flight Display Systems.


Contact your Regional Sales Manager at FDS Avionics to discuss the requirements needed to qualify as an authorized dealer.

After the Dealer Screening requirements are satisfied, the Inside Sales Coordinator will contact you and send the needed forms listed below to complete, sign and return:

  • Dealer Application
  • Credit Application
  • Credit Card Application
  • Copy of your sales and use tax certificate
  • Dealer Agreement

Send forms back at your earliest convenience via fax, email or postal mail.


Testing varies by product. Please contact your sales representative who can provide you with detailed reports regarding Electromagnetic Interference, Shock and vibration, and ball impact tests for certain items. For in-flight entertainment certification, the products that we sell are non-complex, non-critical parts designed for passenger entertainment.


Our ECCN is 9A991.d
Our Schedule B is 9014 9000 000 (Electronic Parts and Accessories)
Our Cage Code is 7B9J6


No. The DAPS440-SW requires an audio amplifier.


The default resolution for the FDCVGA-2 is 640×480. Using serial commands, you can change the resolution to 800×600 or higher than 1024×768.

If you need to go to a different resolution, you must send it to Flight Display Systems or request it to be pre-configured before purchase. There is no additional charge for this.


Yes, we can extend the IR sensor so it comes outside of the LCD monitor. Then you can put it in a cabinet or remote location.

Please contact our Inside Sales Coordinator and indicate on your purchase order the request to move this IR eye.

We have done this for a major OEM customer several times. This customer usually prefers to supply their own wire, like a 26 gauge spec, and also provided to their own length.

Typically the length that our customers ask us to extend the IR eye is no longer than 5 feet.

You can also split the remote eye to have two remote eyes in the cabin. If you do this, ensure that they are on the same polarity.


These instructions apply to the 7-inch Flipper, FD90AID-7.

  • Place the display in the stowed position.
  • Remove the existing (6) 4-40 x ¼” flat head black oxide screws from the mounting plate.
  • Be careful to hold the mounting plate & torsion spring in place. Do not remove the mounting plate from its position as the torsion spring will fall out.
  • Insert the swivel base mounting plate on top of regular mounting plate.
  • Attach swivel base with (6) 4-40 x 3/8” 100 deg flat head black oxide screws.

The maximum length of the IR cable for the Jet Jukebox is 30 feet.

Any distance longer than that and the reliability of the signal starts degrading.

You can use a 24 gauge wire. 22 gauge is not necessary.

You can cut the wire and splice it.

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No. The RF port on the FDREMOTE and FDREMOTE-M is not used.

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Output Impedance: 2K ohm single ended.

Max Power Output: a few mW.

Max Vrms Output: USA Professional Audio Line Level 1.7 Volts peak to peak.

Frequency Response: We don’t specify this value. Typical of reasonable quality consumer audio equipment.

Distortion: We don’t specify this value. Typical of reasonable quality consumer audio equipment.

(Also applies to FD932DVD-LP-2-AV.)

 

FD932DVD-LP-2-AV

FD932DVD-LP-2-AV


Make sure the DB connector is pinned for dual power inputs.

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Switches can be purchased from:

VIVISUN
Aerospace Optics, Inc.
3201 Sandy Ln.
Fort Worth, TX 76112 USA
www.vivisun.com
Tel: (817) 451-1141
or (888) VIVISUN
Fax: (817) 654-3405
Matt.Wade@VIVISUN.com

Eaton
Phil Gamboa
Avionics International Supply, Inc
Denton, TX USA
Tel: 940-566-0035
phil.bamboa@avionicsinternational.com

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The audio output level on the FDMEDPLR-3 is called “line level.”
This is nominally 1.7 volt peak to peak.

Note that it is controlled somewhat by the level at which the music program material is recorded.


If this is for our DVD player, for example… There is not a grounding stud or screw hole location provided directly on our DVD player. However a grounding braid can be used with the supplied “L” mounting brackets. The supplied “L” mounting brackets are not powder coated and the electronics inside are grounded external enclosure.

For our other products, simply use a wire brush on a drill chuck at the point of contact with the bonding strap. Many of our Military products are already finished with this accounted for. But most of our business aviation products are straight powder coated. The powder coating can be removed where needed for bonding purposes.


FD600CAM-2

The ship kit for the FD600CAM-2 includes the following:

(1) SHIPKIT-DB09F

DB9F

(1) 4MM Lens (KLC0400C/M)

4MMlens

(1) 240-2072-ND Ferrite

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The DAPS440-SW will maintain memory of which channel is selected. It can be used with a special momentary ground switch that can show exactly which video input is being used (Map, Cam, DVD1, DVD2 etc.).

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The DAPS440 will allow you to cycle 4 sources but they will be listed as 1,2,3 and 4.

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If a bad signal or no signal is viewed on the monitor, it is likely that the Jukebox is selected to the wrong video output. The Jukebox is capable of both composite and HDMI video output but not simultaneously. The operator must use the TV/System button on the remote to toggle between the outputs.

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Here’s some of the ship kit contents for some of our more popular products. Check the other sections (such as iPad) for more installation kits:

DAPS321 –

i. 1 – DB09 Female Connector Kit
ii. 16 – RCA Connectors
iii. 1 – 240-2072-ND Ferrite with instructions
iv. 1 – CD Manual

DAPS350 –

i. 1 – DB09 Female Connector Kit
ii. 1 – DB15 Female Connector Kit
iii. 8 – DB15 Male Connector Kit
iv. 1 – 240-2072-ND Ferrite with instructions
v. 1 – CD Manual

FD151CV-LP –

i. 1 – DB15 Female Connector Kit
ii. 1 – Remote
iii. 1 – 240-2072-ND Ferrite with instructions
iv. 1 – CD Manual


Please contact your Regional Sales Manager to get a copy of The Quality System Manual for FDS Avionics Corp.

As a matter of policy, we do not share our complete Quality Manual to anyone. It is considered Proprietary Intellectual Property.


For instructions on assembling the DB25 latch connector please watch the following video:

 


HD-DVR (14)

No, there is no power button. When power is applied to the unit, it automatically turns on. It takes approximately 90 seconds for the unit to fully initialize.


We use MPEG-4 encoding in MOV file format. The bit rates are listed below for each resolution and menu bit rate settings:

NTSC/PAL Standard Definition

Low – 2500 KB/s
Medium – 3000 KB/s
High – 3500 KB/s

720P
Low – 4000 KB/s
Medium – 5000 KB/s
High – 6000 KB/s

1080i
Low – 5000 KB/s
Medium – 7000 KB/s
High – 7000 KB/s


If there is no camera input detected at start-up, the DVR will display a “No Camera” message on the main menu. If the camera input signal s lost during recording, the DVR has a popup message that notifies the user. Frames resume recording when the camera signal is detected again.


The boot-up time for the FDHDR200 and FDHDR250 is approximately 60 to 90 seconds.


Yes, it includes 14 feet of aircraft-rated USB cable.


Yes, the FDDVRCNTL is offered in a Night Vision Compliant version. There is an additional $1,000 charge for this.


The standard unit has 2 channels of 600 Ohm audio. This includes both input and output. Line level audio input and output is available but not standard. Please contact Flight Display Systems for more information.


Yes, the HD-DVR will play back while simultaneously recording.


Yes. The HD-DVR has 64 GB of internal CompactFlash storage. It takes approximately 16 hours of 720p high definition video to fill the storage. Once that internal card fills up, the video is saved in a FIFO Method (First In, First Out).

The HD-DVR has 1 removable CompactFlash card, typically 32 GB in size. Additional CF cards can be swapped in order to move video files from the internal storage. When either card is near maximum capacity a pop-up message will display.


Yes, this feature is available. External USB hard drives and thumb drives can be dubbed as well. The length of time required to dub a track will depend on the speed and quality of the USB device. USB thumb drives tend to use low quality flash memory and in most cases can not write fast enough to keep up with high definition video recording in real time. USB hard drives tend to operate much faster.


Yes, bookmarks can be played during playback. You can cycle through the bookmarks during playback, and dub video segments between the bookmarks that have been placed.


More than likely the setting is not correct for the camera in use. The FDHDR is capable of recording both 720P at 60 Herttz and 1080i at 30 Hertz. The setting can be configured in the FDHDR200.INI file located in the FD-HDSDICF directory on the C drive. Using a keyboard and mouse plugged into the rear USB ports, fully boot the FDHDR200 and then exit the FD-HDSDICF.exe program by using the keyboard macros ALT+F4 orCNTL+ALT+DELETE. Once you are at the Windows desktop, right click Start, then left click Explore. Navigate to the C:\FD-HDSDICF\directory and open the FDHDR200.INI file.

The values needed for the different video modes are listed below:

VideoStandard = 1024
-The value needed  to run the FDHDR200 in 720P/60 mode.

VideoStandard = 4096
-The value needed to run the FDHDR200 in 1080i/30 mode.

Change the value based upon the requirements of the camera in use. Once the value is set, click File then Save. Exit the file and reboot the system by choosing Start, Shutdown, then Restart. Once rebooted, the FDHDR200 should now be able to display the required video mode


If you computer does not already have a CompactFlash card reader, a “USB 2.0 CompactFlash Reader” can be puchased to download the CompactFlash card. The price is typically between $15 and $100. The best one we have found is manufactured by Vantec and called NexStar Universal Storage Adapter. The manufacturer’s part number is CB-ISATACR.


The HD-DVR from Flight Display Systems supports these signaling rates:

NTSC – NTSC 720×480 at 30 fields per second.

720P50 – HD 1280×720 at 50 fields per second (PAL).

720P60 – HD 1280×720 at 60 fps (NTSC).

1080i50 – HD 1920×540 at 50 fps (PAL).

1080i60 – HD 1920×540 at 60 fps (NTSC).


iPad, iPhone and iPod Support (5)

When using an Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod to input audio to the FD932DVD-LP-2-AV, how can you control the sound volume?

Apple has two audio output options on their devices.

  1. If you utilize the headphone jack on the top of your device, you will be able to control output volume.
  2. If you use the A/V connector on the base of the device, the output becomes line audio and cannot be controlled by the device. If using this option, you must use an amplifier or speaker system to control output volume.

Yes.

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The USB port on the front of our DVD players will supply power to an iPod, iPhone, or iPad. But please note: power is only provided when in USB mode. If the device is playing or in use, the power usage is roughly equivalent to the charging power and batery restoration will be delayed.


This answer pertains to the (4 off) 6-32 screw positions.

ipod mount

The screw lengths required depend on the thickness of the material the device is being attached to. Taking the docking station by itself, the lengths are: at the top end is ¼” and at the bottom or connector end is ½”.

These measurements are taken from the bottom of the base to the inside of the hole.


No, there’s no charge for the Select CMS app in the Apple iTunes store. But you must have the FD200CPU-8 Ver WM hardware installed in your aircraft in order to get the wireless CMS or wireless Flight Display Moving Map features.


Does the mounting have a steady power connection? The manual says: “The mount also includes a 5 volt charger“ – Is this the only charging option?

Yes, it provides 5v of charging as long as the unit is wired for power and the breaker is pushed in. The device is provided with a wiring pigtail to attach to 28V DC aircraft power and a converter inside the unit draws that down to 5 volts for charging. Frequently customers cut off the connector and wire it without a connector, just using 2 splices, as the installation requires only two wires and they prefer to run them inside of the yoke column to their breaker. There is also a non-powered version of this product available.


Military and Special Mission (5)

During flight with an IR camera, the customer receives a blank screen for a few minutes and then video display returns to normal. What is the cause for this?

Certain types of Infrared cameras typically reset themselves every 10-15 minutes for calibration purposes.

During that time, you may experience a black image on the monitor from Flight Display Systems. This is normal. The monitor is going to a default video mode because while the camera resets itself, there is no video output.

Simply wait a few seconds for your camera to begin transmitting a video signal. The video display will automatically resume on your Flight Display Systems monitor.


No. These types of LCD monitors with NVG have been evaluated and ruled to fall under the United States Department of Commerce and not the Department of Defense. Thus they are not export controlled.


The warranty period is 1 year (12 months) from the date of installation if the supplied warranty card is returned. If the card is not returned to Flight Display Systems, the warranty date will default to the date of sale of the unit.


The default resolution for the FDCVGA-2 is 1024×768. Using serial commands, you can change the resolution to 800×600 or higher than 1024×768.

If you need to go to a lower resolution (such as 640×480), you must send it to Flight Display Systems or request it to be pre-configured before purchase. There is no additional charge for this.


This is our FDBASE-ML. It is the mounting base for the Military arm.

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This is screwed directly into the wall/location where the arm and display are to be mounted. You’ll notice the 4 holes on the front of the raised section. This is where the Military arm screws into the base itself.

FDBaseML2

In this picture you can see how those come together. They are not just locked into each other, but firmly screwed together with 4 screws, so they are very secure.


Power and Wiring (7)

No, the power supplies in the in our monitors are not isolated.

The signal GND is low impedance to 28V GND.


All of the internal workings of our products use the internal wiring for 28V DC ground, as well as for chassis ground.

Most of our products have metal casings which, when installed, provide a common potential between product and plane.

The few products that are solely encased in plastic (FD900X3 or FD900X5 Wireless Transmitters, etc.) would just use the 28V DC ground as the chassis ground.


In almost all cases, our max voltage is 29.99 Volts. We have an overvoltage protection circuit that triggers between 30.0V and 38V.

The Technical Support team has recently informally tested all of the LCDs. The 5-inch and 7-inch displays worked fine with 13V – 29V. However, the larger aircraft LCD monitors needed at least 20V to start.

A safe rule of thumb for all Flight Display Systems equipment would be 26V – 29.5V. That covers even our most power-intensive larger LCDs.


Some of our larger LCD monitors use the latest LED backlight technology which uses significantly less power than prior LCD components.


The FD320CV (32-inch Aircraft LCD) at 28V DC power draws only 5 amps.

The fuse should be rated for 7.5 to 10 amps for the breaker. This is because there is a rush of current during boot-up. After one second, the power requirement will stabilize to 5 amps consistent load.


Lone Star Aviation has a 28V DC to 14V DC converter [PN LS03-05001, Phone: 682-518-8882].

Dallas Avionics also has a solution [Astron Power Supply P/N N2412-12, Phone: 800-527-2581].


The amount of current the FD151CV-LP continuously draws depends on the back-light level set by the user.

If the value of the back-light level is 100% (Maximum setting), then the FD151CV-LP draws a maximum of 1.5A @ 28V.


Sales (14)

Download Warranty Form Here

All FDS Avionics products are warranted to be free from material or manufacturing defects for a period of 24 months from the date of shipment for General Aviation customers or 12 months from the date of shipment for Government/Special Mission customers. Any material or repair workmanship for in warranty repair service will be specifically warranted for 90 days or the remainder of the original warranty period, whichever is longer. If the original warranty period has expired, the 90 day repair warranty is limited to the material and workmanship specific to the repair activity completed.

The following conditions are exclusions to warranty coverage:

  1. Labor costs associated with; installation, removal or reinstallation of any product.
  2. Damage to or malfunction caused by any unauthorized alteration made to the product.
  3. Resolving signal quality issues caused by externally generated noise introduced by aircraft electrical systems or other components connected to any FDS Avionics product.
  4. Any malfunction caused by improper installation or connection to aircraft wiring, industry standard cabin management/ inflight entertainment systems, or third party commercial equipment not specifically identified as compatible with FDS Avionics products.
  5. Any malfunction caused by installation that does not conform to precautions associated with operating environments listed in the operating manual or consistent with industry best practices such as; high temperature, adequate ventilation, high humidity, high dust, or power surges.
  6. Cosmetic damage or damage to internal components caused by installation or removal, failure to follow installation or operating instructions, or any neglect or misuse of the product.
  7. Any product that is returned for service with a broken tamper evident seal, indicating tampering or improper handling of the product by an unauthorized person. Violation of product tamper evident seals or modification of factory installed serial and PMA labels voids any warranty, either expressed or implied.

The FDS Avionics technical support team is available to provide distance troubleshooting support during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST) Monday through Friday at 470.239.7421.

Many repair requests can be resolved through distance support and may not require return of merchandise to the factory. If a product must be returned to the factory for repair, an RMA number will be issued as directed by the technical support team and communicated by the repair coordinator.

Upon request by the customer, FDS Avionics will send a service technician onsite to repair products. The travel expenses incurred to include transportation, lodging and meals along with the technician’s hourly rate shall be payable by the customer in accordance with FDS Avionics’ applicable rates and procedures.

Flight Display Systems will, upon receipt of returned merchandise, remanufacture or replace the unit at our discretion and return the product by Ground Return Shipping. Express return shipment will be the responsibility of the sender.

This warranty is not transferable.

Any implied warranties expire at the express limited warranty expiration date. FDS Avionics shall not be held liable for incidental or consequential damages.

Some states do not allow limitation on the length of an implied warranty. In such states, the exclusions or limitations of this limited warranty may not apply.


Sirius Technologies is no longer associated with Flight Display Systems or FDS Avionics Corp.

The new company name is FDS Avionics Corp. which is doing business as Flight Display Systems.


Supported Devices:

  • iOS (The Apple mobile operating system)
  • Android
  • Windows devices

(thumb drive/External Hard drive)

– The easiest way to load content onto the JetJukeBox is via thumb drive. Follow the 3 steps to load content:

Step 1: Insert thumb drive into the computer that contains the media you would like to transfer.

(Inside this thumb drive, create three subfile categories and name then videos, photos, and music)

Step 2: Locate the media files on the computer that has the content, right click on these files and select copy, then paste the copied files into their respective locations on the thumb drive you have inserted

Step 3: Remove the thumb drive that now contains the copied media files and insert it into 1 of the 6 USB ports on the JetJukeBox. An Icon that says “External Hardware” will appear on the JetJukeBox Home Screen.

You are now ready to stream your new external media!


The following steps will demonstrate how to load content onto the JukeBox internal hard drive:

Step 1: Copy all your desired media and content to a thumb drive

Step 2: Verify that the JetJukeBox is powered on. Once this is done, insert a mouse, keyboard, and your thumb drive via the USB ports located on the JukeBox.

Step 3: Once the Moving Map has finished loading, Press the (X) key to close the Moving Map software. If the XBMX media player program is showing then hit the (S) key which will pull up a two option tab. Select EXIT to close XBMC.

Step 4: Select the windows start menu on the bottom task bar, and then select “COMPUTER.” This will open up windows explorer. On this screen, locate your inserted thumb drive that has all your content that you want to load to the JukeBox internal hard drive.

Step 5: Once inside the thumb drive, right click and copy the files you want to add to your JetJukeBox.

Step 6: Once the files are copied, select the Internal Media (D:) drive. Identify the correct subfile (Video, Music, or Pictures) and paste your content inside the correct subfolder


The JetJukeBox is a wireless media streaming device that will perform the following capabilities:

  • Stream Videos, Music, and Pictures wirelessly to just about any Apple, Android, or Windows device
  • Wirelessly share files such as PowerPoints, Excel spreadsheets, and Word Documents with other passengers
  • Streams up to 8 devices simultaneously
  • Streams content from an external device such as an external hard drive or a thumb drive when plugged into the JetJukeBox via USB
  • Play videos on a hardwired bulkhead monitor
  • No internet connection required
  • Control the JetJukeBox with a simple graphical user interface accessible via your web browser
  • Display the World Wide Moving Map on personal devices as well as on the bulkhead

JetJukeBox: FD800JBOX VER RJ45


Yes, The JetJukeBox has Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA).


To configure the moving map, use the VISTA.INI file located on the JetJukeBox computer desktop. It is important that the correct commands are used in this file. If something is wrongfully typed or changed in the VISTA file, the map will not function correcting. The best solution for configuration is to send in a pre-configuration form to Flight Display Systems during the purchase of the device.


The best place to install the JetJukeBox is in an area that leaves the box hidden but easily accessible. This allows the users to enable a few functions such as viewing external content via thumb drive or plugging in a mouse, keyboard, and monitor to access the computer for configuration.


DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology is a way for a content publisher to control the use of digital content as well as other devices after the sale has been made.

For example: If a user buys a movie from iTunes then loads this movie to a JetJukeBox and attempts to play it on a bulkhead monitor, the movie will not be able to play. The reason for this is because iTunes has DRM inside their digital content which blocks the movie from displaying on the bulkhead monitor.


Yes, but in order for this to work the drink rail monitors have to be hardwired to the JetJukeBox.


The J4-RJ45 connector is used to connect the JetJukeBox to the video streaming wireless solution; the test Wi-Fi router or a permanently installed Wi-Fi solution.

The J5-RJ45 connector is used to connect the JetJukeBox directly to a laptop to use a point to point connection to load additional content.