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Why ProSim 1.40b4 is a sim-changer

Why ProSim 1.40b4 is a sim-changer

On September 14 2020 ProSim updated their software to support bus function gates. September 14 Release version 1.40b4 =================================== – Added gates for most electrical buses for external control of hardware – Only autoextinguish APU fire if fire occured while on the ground Bus gate implementation is essential for accurate aircraft simulation. For the first … Continue reading

Airbus A320 Bus Equipment List

This is a list of the commonly used avionics and light panels supplied by the aircraft. For realistic simulation, avionics and lighting should be powered with the appropriate bus. ProSim avionics allows you to access the bus gates for switching under the Combined Config – Electric menu. Jeehell FMGS avionics allows bus gate switching in … Continue reading

Building Reliable Connectors

Building Reliable Connectors

The many components of the flight deck – korry switches, incandescent bulbs, panel backlighting, AIRINC 429, flight controls inputs – must be connected to an interface boards to communicate with the avionics software. Connectors on on the original aircraft usually takes the form of a canon plug and receptacle. Interfacing with circular plugs would be … Continue reading

Interfacing outputs with SimStack

Interfacing outputs with SimStack

The Main Instrument Panel (MIP) outputs have now been successfully interfaced with SimStack.The boards are adaptable, allowing for all outputs (korry incandescent bulbs and the panel integral backlighting) on the simulator to be driven by a single Stack. The Flight Control Unit (FCU) potentiometers have also been wired to the analog input and allow for … Continue reading

A ProSim Conundrum

A ProSim Conundrum

OPINION ProSimA320 was marketed as a complete aviation training program when it was initially released (version 1.0) back in January 2017. At a price point of €1500, there were expectations the program was full featured and complete as it had been in development for several years. The ProSim team were experienced developers having released the … Continue reading

MCDU CRT Simulation

MCDU CRT Simulation

There was discrepancy with the black level on the MCDUs in comparison to the displays of the PFD, ND and ECAM. The MCDU (converted to bypass AIRINC429 and 115 VAC requirements) uses a clear thick glass to give the effects of the CRT. To match the black levels of all the aircraft displays, 20% dark … Continue reading