Flight Display Moving Map

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


(1) DB9 Female Latch Kit


(1) DB15 Female Latch Kit


(1) DB15 Male Latch Kit


(1) 240-2072-ND Ferrite


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.


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.



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.


  • 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.


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.


  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.