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    Difference between CPflight MCP737PRO and MCP737EL?

    Except the price I mean...

    I fly 737 PMDG.

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    Re: Difference between CPflight MCP737PRO and MCP737EL?

    Mostly detail issues and some different specs.

    • Both are full size
    • the EL replicates the Honeywell MCP (old style mcp)
    • The PRO replicates the Collins MCP (new style)
    • The PRO has some higher details and some more advanced specs:
    • The Pro has small black bezels around the displays and switches, the EL has not.
    • The PRO has a solenoid switch for the autothrottle disconnect, the EL has not.
    • The PRO has more realistic metal knobs, the EL has standard consumer grade rotary knobs
    • The PRO MCP has a dual concentric switch for the bank angle/heading function, EL not.
    • The PRO EFIS has a dual concentric rotary switch/encoder combination for ND/CTR and Range/TFC, the EL has a single encoder with push.


    Overall, the PRO is somewhat more realistic in appearance and handling than the EL.



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    Re: Difference between CPflight MCP737PRO and MCP737EL?

    Very helpful. Thank you, WilloW

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    Re: Difference between CPflight MCP737PRO and MCP737EL?

    I asked the same question of CPFlight a while back and this is what they wrote:
    EL is an "entry-level" product where the PRO version is oriented to more exigent cockpit builder. The main differences of the PRO version are:
    1. Front-panel: the EL use a symple plastic plate backlighted by LED's placed on the main printed circuit board. The PRO have a more complex faceplate that include a special light diffusion layer and an additional printed circuit board with SMD LED's integrated in the faceplate thickness; this result in a more homogeneous and brilliant backlight.
    2. Pushbuttons: on the 737 there are two main MCP versions (if I correctly remember one is produced by Honeywell and the other by Collins). The two versions use different pushbuttons. One use dual dot green LED and the labels are on the frontplate (reproduced in the EL version) the other have labels directly on the pushbuttons and this involve an higher cost.
    3. A/T ARM switch: the PRO version use electromagnetic disengage Auto Throttle ARM switch (automatically disengage at the tuchdown during autoland and so on). Due to the low cost concept of the EL, this is not used in this version.
    4. Knobs: the PRO version use custom made knobs for the rotaries (where the EL version have standard knobs with different shape respect the real one)
    5. Bank selector: the PRO version use dual concentric knob on the HDG to allows to directly select the bank angle limit. The function is also supported by the EL version, but there is not a dedicated knob (push and hold the HDG pusbutton for more than 2 seconds to enter the Bank angle setting mode throug the HDG knob)
    6. white display on the PRO version where the EL use amber display (this is related to the equivalent real version)

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    Re: Difference between CPflight MCP737PRO and MCP737EL?

    I went with the PRO version, WilloW
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    Thanks for your help. I went with the PRO version, WilloW
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    Re: Difference between CPflight MCP737PRO and MCP737EL?

    Thanks for your help. I went with the PRO version, WilloW
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    Re: Difference between CPflight MCP737PRO and MCP737EL?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willow View Post
    I went with the PRO version, WilloW
    Worth the extra cost obviously (500 Euros or $720).
    I would love one but it's cost prohibitive (and I'm building a Learjet Mustang).

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    Re: Difference between CPflight MCP737PRO and MCP737EL?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishRebel View Post
    Worth the extra cost obviously (500 Euros or $720).
    I would love one but it's cost prohibitive (and I'm building a Learjet Mustang).

    Alan
    Hi Alan;

    Yes they are expensive. I closed by eyes and gave my AMEX numbers. I'm building a 737 simulation so I think the higher quality PRO version is probably the way to go. I did own their EL version for quite a few years (the original version with red lettering) and was always impressed with the product. Good luck, WilloW
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    Re: Difference between CPflight MCP737PRO and MCP737EL?

    Hi!

    Of course its expensive, but its one of the more important components in the cockpit. I buy the MCP five month ago, and the choice was the pro version!.
    Greetings!
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