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2018 End of Year Review

2018 End of Year Review

2018 is coming to a close and there has been remarkable developments in flight simulation for the ‘home cockpit builder’ this year. – Prosim A320 continues to develop, now up to version 1.17 – initially released 2 years ago in much of a alpha/beta software state, the avionics suite continues to evolve and has interesting … Continue reading

X-Plane 11 Visual Generator?

X-Plane 11 Visual Generator?

There are several noticeable developments on the Airbus X-Plane avionics market: Skalarki – The UK A320 cockpit vendor is developing a driver allowing for compatibility with their hardware and X-plane. XHSI – Development of glass cockpit software compatible with existing X-Plane Airbus solutions in the market continues. Simloc – A research based simulation group in … Continue reading

ProSim A320 1.17 Changelog

ProSim A320 1.17 Changelog

November 23 2018 Release version 1.17 ===================================== FMS: – Added support for const mach segments – Added step alts – Revised conditions for arming ILS approach instead of RNAV approach – RNAV approach arming now causes selected vertical mode to switch to managed mode – Fixes for FMS phase transitions and FMA modes during takeoff … Continue reading

Weather Control Panel Pinout

Weather Control Panel Pinout

Weather Radar, Collins Type WCP-701 PN 622-5129-020 pinouts Connector J1 Power +28 VDC M/L (GND) Integral Backlight +5 VDC P/e On/Off V/G (pinouts are used for a voltage self test but can be substituted for joystick button functionality) ARINC429 (low speed) <h connect to ARINC429 board INPUT A <j connect to ARINC429 board INPUT B … Continue reading

Thales MCDU Conversion

Thales MCDU Conversion

The OEM Thales Multi-Function Control and Display Unit has now been converted with the assistance of Simulator Solutions, a local (Sydney) Australian based company.  Previously a FDS MCDU (reviewed here) was installed in the simulator – as a plug and play device this was a good substitute, but could never fully replace the keypad and … Continue reading