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CPflight MCP integrated driver?

Posted on March 17, 2017 22:25 by phehk

Hi Joao, fairly recently I read in the release notes that CPflight MCP is supported by the plugin. I'm puzzled and hopeful at the same time: I am looking for a MCP that I could use on X-Plane running on Linux. Are you saying that if I buy a MCP737 PRO or EL and plug it in, that it would basically 'work' ? I assume that would be the USB versions of the MCP, not the latest PRO2 that is Ethernet based?

Thanks. Cheers, Edwin.

Posted on March 18, 2017 07:43 by skyfox

Hi Edwin,

Yep, that's what I have (+EFIS module). I used to have a separate plugin for it but couldn't be bothered with maintaining two plugins so joined them in one as a lot of the code is common.

Having an MCP is great, I couldn't do without one anymore :)

As long as you can see the MCP Pro's USB port on /dev/xxxxx you can configure the plugin to read from that port and it will just work :) You should easily get this in Linux as the MCP has a pretty standard USB chip / driver.

I tried to add support for as many planes as possible in addition to the default ones, so the MCP also works with extra planes like the 777 from flight factor, the x737 and so on.

Any questions let me know,
joao

Posted on March 21, 2017 15:13 by phehk

Hi Joao,

That sounds very promising. Guess I'll have to start saving :-) Do you happen to know if it works with the MCP737 EL as well? I know that one is not as solid as the PRO, but the price difference is quite large.

Thanks!

Cheers, Edwin.

Posted on March 22, 2017 13:41 by skyfox

It does work with the EL version too. The commands are the same and I once had someone with one testing and confirming it works fine :)

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