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I have a nice articulating arm mount for my LCD. It allows to me to kind of move it where ever I need and quickly clear up desk space if needed.

 

The one problem remaining for me, is where to put these Cougar MFD's. I can just leave them on the desktop of course. But I would like to have them hanging from the LCD. Has anyone done this? And what solutions have you used.

 

I have a solution brewing in my head but I am wondering what everyone else has done.

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Velcro.

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Get a thin wooden framework which exactly matches your monitor, a bit like this:

 

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Velcro MFD's on it

 

The parts of the wood which go over the monitor: put some thin stripes of leather or something similar on it.

 

Make sure the wooden framework is detachable of your monitor and can be placed in place firmly.

 

End result:

 

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You can see a bit how I mounted it in this picture:

 

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(my pit BTW)

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My wife said the same thing. Without anything behind it, it won't withstand you pressing on the MFD buttons.

 

Its OK some school named me an engineer, I'm on it. :joystick:

 

You are right, one corner is up in the air. What I did was stick two (stick-on) felt feet to that corner so the felt is between the mfd and the monitor surface. One on top the other so they came out to a decent thickness. Trimmed them to the shape of the MFD corner so they did not hang off of the sides. Problem solved.

 

I'd post a pic but I did something different with them since then.

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Get a thin wooden framework which exactly matches your monitor, a bit like this:

 

http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad112/MTFDarkEagle/Cockpit/01102011289.jpg

 

http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad112/MTFDarkEagle/Cockpit/01102011290.jpg

 

Velcro MFD's on it

 

The parts of the wood which go over the monitor: put some thin stripes of leather or something similar on it.

 

Make sure the wooden framework is detachable of your monitor and can be placed in place firmly.

 

End result:

 

http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad112/MTFDarkEagle/Cockpit/02102011304.jpg

 

You can see a bit how I mounted it in this picture:

 

http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad112/MTFDarkEagle/Cockpit/02102011308.jpg

 

(my pit BTW)

 

I am definitely looking at doing something similar to this in the future. But for now I just have the MFD's and not another monitor. Phase 2.

 

Thats once I get this big oak desk moved downstairs.

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You are right, one corner is up in the air. What I did was stick two (stick-on) felt feet to that corner so the felt is between the mfd and the monitor surface. One on top the other so they came out to a decent thickness. Trimmed them to the shape of the MFD corner so they did not hang off of the sides. Problem solved.

 

I'd post a pic but I did something different with them since then.

 

Ah I see.

 

I am not putting MFD's on top of an LCD. I am trying to hang them from my LCD so they do not rest on the desktop.

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Ah I see.

 

I am not putting MFD's on top of an LCD. I am trying to hang them from my LCD so they do not rest on the desktop.

 

Oh okay, that is a rather different problem. Do you mean hang from the bottom edge or side (near the bottom)? That will take more rigging (and thought) but it should be doable.

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Cool. That is the part I was puzzling over. You needed support from somewhere away from the MFD to brace it. That could work nicely.

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Looks good and now I see why hanging them was a good idea. :thumbup:

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I Velcroed mine to my monitor and used extra velcro as padding on the part that touched the monitor. I haven't had a problem with it and it gives me that sturdy feeling when I press buttons. What you have isn't bad, are you planning on using screens behind them? The reason I did mine like I did cause I use a 19" monitor and extract the MFD's in BMS.

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Eventually yeah I will put screens behind them, although it looks like a better use of space to use an LCD and maybe get something more out of the free space. The way I have it now it would be easy to convert.

 

Almost done fitting. I am adding another L piece across the top of the MFD's. I liked adjusted the angle to have them forward of the main screen. It made it so I could raise them a bit.

 

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Had I to do it again I would have made the C clamps longer with relation to the depth of the screen. But its a pretty strong clamp. If I don't get lazy I will cut the rubber and glue it. Kind of want to use them.


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Nice. :thumbup:

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Looks pretty good, I have some plans for my pit when I get back home.

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