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Hi,

 

I am looking to get this

http://secure.simmarket.com/goflight-gf-mcp-advanced-autopilot-module.phtml

 

For my PMDG NGX and other planes.  The description says it is not compatible.  Could anyone comment?  Can this unit be controlled and assigned with FS commands via FSUIPC?

 

I am also looking at these :

 

http://secure.simmarket.com/goflight-gf-rp48-mouse.phtml

 

http://secure.simmarket.com/goflight-gf-46-multi-mode-display-module.phtml

 

or 

 

http://secure.simmarket.com/goflight-gf-t8-2-8-toggle-switchindicator-module.phtml

 

 

It a sizeable chunk of changes.  I have never used Goflight equipment before and would like comments on reliability, ease of use etc.  Is there a how-to somewhere?

 

Thanks

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For the prices of the GoFlight stuff, why not check out CPFlight? IMO it's better looking and better quality. Both their MCP and EFIS are compatible with the NGX. www.cpflight.com

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I agree with Manny. GoFlight is good and the GF-MCP-Pro is a better choice than the GF-MCP.

Suggestions that might be helpful:
    1) Search in the PMDG737NGX forum on the word "Goflight".  You might also search the MSFSX forum too.
    2) Steve Munn has written two programs (one is in beta development) to interface GoFlight modules with the PMDG737NGX as well as other aircraft. Check his site: http://www.pollypot-software.org.uk/
    3) Check the GoFlight forum http://goflight.vanillaforums.com/

 

 

 

 

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I agree with Manny. GoFlight is good and the GF-MCP-Pro is a better choice than the GF-MCP.

Suggestions that might be helpful:

    1) Search in the PMDG737NGX forum on the word "Goflight".  You might also search the MSFSX forum too.

    2) Steve Munn has written two programs (one is in beta development) to interface GoFlight modules with the PMDG737NGX as well as other aircraft. Check his site: http://www.pollypot-software.org.uk/

    3) Check the GoFlight forum http://goflight.vanillaforums.com/

Thanks Claude especially for the Steve Munn's link.

 

For the prices of the GoFlight stuff, why not check out CPFlight? IMO it's better looking and better quality. Both their MCP and EFIS are compatible with the NGX. www.cpflight.com

Thanks Kevin.  I agree that the CPflight units are very nice but the prices are way off my current budget!

 

 

 

Go flight is good.. and all those units are good except this one  

GOFLIGHT - GF-MCP

Hi Manny,

 

Do you mean that the GF-MCP is a bad unit in term of functionality and reliability, or you say it's better to go with the PRO? I am looking for a versatile unit that can be used in other aircraft too.

 

Thanks

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Do you mean that the GF-MCP is a bad unit i

 

no. I just meant that the Pro is good for the 737ngx is all.

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I would go with Opencockpits, their V3 MCP matches most of the big boys in features at half the price.

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I would go with Opencockpits, their V3 MCP matches most of the big boys in features at half the price.

Also not a bad choice...again, IMO better looking and better quality in comparison to GoFlight. I can't believe they charge $550 for their MCP when for a little more you can get CPFlight and for little less you can get Opencockpits.

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In defense of Goflight, North American companies have to charge more.

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In defense of Goflight, North American companies have to charge more.

Yeah..Open Cockpit MCP looks nice.. Not sure why I didn't look at this when I bought my GF MCP Pro

 

I have a few Qs in regards to Open cockpit. (Apologize for slight deviation)

 

1) I am looking at their FMS 737 V3. Can I connect this via a secondary PC using Sim connect? I don't have anymore vga outputs left.. I already have 5 monitors (The 4th (G530) and 5th (19" touch screen) is via a VGA Switcher) + Three monitors 24" x 3 for my VC and outsside view)

 

2) Does Open Cockpit have a 737 Throttle? I didn't see a listing in their menu->Products but I saw some in their cockpit photos

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Yeah..Open Cockpit MCP looks nice.. Not sure why I didn't look at this when I bought my GF MCP Pro

 

I have a few Qs in regards to Open cockpit. (Apologize for slight deviation)

 

1) I am looking at their FMS 737 V3. Can I connect this via a secondary PC using Sim connect? I don't have anymore vga outputs left.. I already have 5 monitors (The 4th (G530) and 5th (19" touch screen) is via a VGA Switcher) + Three monitors 24" x 3 for my VC and outsside view)

 

2) Does Open Cockpit have a 737 Throttle? I didn't see a listing in their menu->Products but I saw some in their cockpit photos

1) You must have a Free VGA. My secondary PC's VGA connections were all used and I contemplated adding a third video card, but decided to use a USB-VGA adapter. Normally I hate USB-VGA adapters for FSX (buggy drivers), but since I use external CDU client screen programs (ifly/prosim) it really has no issues since it's just basic text, vice intense graphics.

 

2) Don't think they sell throttles, maybe in the past they partnered with someone.

 

Just reread your #1 and yes it can run off a networked PC as long as you have a compatible program.

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1) You must have a Free VGA

 

I should have a free VGA out on the second PC...right? I have 5 monitors on the primary PC. I may add my old PC to the setup for the FMC (Open cockpit) If I can add it that way.   I just can't add any more VGA monitors to my Primary PC is all.

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I should have a free VGA out on the second PC...right? I have 5 monitors on the primary PC. I may add my old PC to the setup for the FMC (Open cockpit) If I can add it that way.   I just can't add any more VGA monitors to my Primary PC is all.

What program are you planning on using it with? That's the important question.

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What program are you planning on using it with? That's the important question.

 

 

Hmm..Do I need a special program? I have no clue

 

Isn't Open cockpit something that works with FSX directly? and if using second PC, I connect to fsx via the sim connect.

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Hmm..Do I need a special program? I have no clue

 

Isn't Open cockpit something that works with FSX directly? and if using second PC, I connect to fsx via the sim connect.

The FMC is basically a Secondary Screen with some inputs. Cockpit Suites allow to run networked gauges. You can't drag an undocked screen unto a networked PC. If you connect it to your main FSX computer you could just undock the FMC screen(edit out the frame) and place it as normal secondary screen.

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I can't believe they charge $550 for their MCP when for a little more you can get CPFlight

Hi Kevin,

 

You referred to the MCP PRO EL series at 499 Euro right?  With shipping and currency conversion it's not just a little more, it's 32% more ;)

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One thing that hasn't been mentioned in this thread is support. While I can't vouch for the other companies mentioned I have had nothing but exemplary service from Go Flight. They even went so far as to give me full retail value/credit for my MCP unit that I was not happy with toward a new MCP-Pro. I sent them the old/used unit they sent me a new MCP-Pro for the difference in price that alone has made me a loyal customer.

 

I have six of their modules and one of the units that did not make your list is/are the GF-166 radio stacks. I find these useful in every add on I have with the only exception being the new Majestic Dash 8 because much of it is coded external to FSX.

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You can't drag an undocked screen unto a networked PC. If you connect it to your main FSX computer you could just undock the FMC screen(

 

Ah!..Got you! Thanks

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I have six of their modules and one of the units that did not make your list is/are the GF-166 radio stacks. I find these useful in every add on I have with the only exception being the new Majestic Dash 8 because much of it is coded external to FSX.

Thank you.  I was thinking about that one as well.  Boys, these things are expensive!  

 

Thank you all for replying.  It's time for me to buy some gears.  I have to cross my fingers and hoping for good reliability.  I live in Canada, and Goflight has no reseller up here.  I would hate to have to ship back dead unit for service.

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