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    Backlighting the Opencockpits MCP

    Finally got around to backlighting my OC MCP with outstanding results (I think). Just thought I'd post a quick pic of the before and after. I know many sim builders own this unit due to its price but the lack of backlighting has always been a drawback however after much searching and trialling I have managed it. A tutorial on my method is HERE if anyone's interested.

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    Re: Backlighting the Opencockpits MCP

    edit:
    Looks great!
    I would really like to know what method you used! A tutorial would be great.
    thanks in advanced!

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    Re: Backlighting the Opencockpits MCP

    Yeah I tried to upload two photos but kept getting a disc quoto exceeded message. Each image is only 40 kb so I don't know what's going on. Anyway I managed to upload one photo of the backlighting in operation.

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    Re: Backlighting the Opencockpits MCP

    Cant wait for the tutorial... I always thought the mcp looks strange next to the nicely backlit efis in my set up.

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    Re: Backlighting the Opencockpits MCP

    Ok you can find the tutorial in our download section here : http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/down...do=file&id=385

    Good luck.

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    Re: Backlighting the Opencockpits MCP

    Cannot download this... It says i dont have permissions etc etc

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    Re: Backlighting the Opencockpits MCP

    Same here. I'm very curious!
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    Re: Backlighting the Opencockpits MCP

    Yeah I'm getting the same error message. Possibly hasn't been authorised by an administrator however until then you can get it direct from my website HERE.

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    Re: Backlighting the Opencockpits MCP

    Ken

    You have got us all excited, but no satisfaction!

    Just tried your web link and the file downloads but tells me that it is corrupt "unexpected end of archive" error message

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    Re: Backlighting the Opencockpits MCP

    Wow this is unexpetadly difficult. Not sure what's going on David, I can download OK and I'm on my work computer. Try going directly to my website and download it from the sidebar of the main page. Thats where the above link points to.

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