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    Attaching LCD screen to mip

    Hi guys,
    I'm looking for some suggestions on how to attach my lcd screens to the mip.
    The normal screen stand is too big and would protrude beyond the mip if I used it so I'm looking at directly attaching the lcd screen to the panel.
    I've got a couple of ideas in my mind of creating a bracket of so sort but thought I would ask this here first.
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    Well, several ideas come to mind that I'm kicking about. I have only a small screen I'll be using for one instrument, but the ideas may work for larger screens as well.

    The bracket idea you have is one I've thought about as well. Using the original instrument panel holes to mount the bracket in an 'X' design. Could be cut from aluminum or PVC II depending upon weight. Or just use two brackets straight up along the sides that the monitor will slide down into. Could use 'U' channel too of the correct width.

    Another idea I may use for my small screen is 3M 77 spray adhesive. Possibly not enough strength for a full-size monitor, but would work well for a 5" TFT.

    Then there is always Velcro with high strength adhesive backing. This stuff is surprizingly strong after the bond sets up. I've actually pulled plywood apart trying to remove adhesive backed Velcro strips.

    Will you be removing the TFT from the framework or are you working with a fully assembled monitor?
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    I think I will go with a fully assembled monitor.
    I looked at removing the framework but I have all the setup buttons on the bottom of the frame not the front face,looks like a bit of trouble to remove the monitor from the frame.
    Brackets straight up both sides sounds about right,although I had not considered velcro and that might be easier if it holds enough.
    Will give it some more thought.
    thanks
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    If you allow the bond to cure for 24 hours before using it you'll need pliers to remove it. It'll hold.
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    U channel with regular velcro should handle it no problem.
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    Here is how I did it.
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    Thanks Guys,
    You have given me a couple of ideas.
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    Hi Maurice,

    I have just seen your LCD screen mounts!
    Excellent!
    I used exactly the same type of design in the multiple screen (5) Baron 58 and purchased the angle brackets (shelf brackets) in the local hardware store where they also sold the screw feet M6 thread that also had a black articulated ball foot at one end. This meant that I did not have to bend anything!
    They sell all shapes and sizes which means it is easy to find what best suits your individual purpose!

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    Looks good Maurice - did you use steel for those, or are they aluminium? Hand bent/drilled ?
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