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Airbus Airspeed Indicator

Airbus Airspeed Indicator

It’s unfortunate newer Airbus aircraft have gone away with the traditional analog or non digital Airspeed indicator. In its place you have an ISIS or Integrated Standby Instrument System. Older aircraft without an ISIS have a separate Altitude, Speed, and Horizon indicator. It’s a beauty to watch the instruments in an analog gauge move. Made … Continue reading

Speaker Amplifier

Speaker Amplifier

The Airbus has 2 speakers, located at the end of the main instrument panel. They allow the pass through of audio such as ATC from the ACP, and also aural alerts or EGPWS (Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System). The speaker volume can be independently controlled by a knob on the PFD / ND panel. The … Continue reading

Sydney Airport Feb 5th 2018

Sydney Airport Feb 5th 2018

I frequently cycle back home from work. There are some amazing views of landing aircraft at Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith) as the bike path directly crosses the approach pathway of runways 16R and 16L. These runways are usually in use during the daytime (the opposite runways 34R and 34L are in use during the night … Continue reading

Electrical Connectors

Electrical Connectors

I was fortunate to be able to recover the Airbus Avionics electrical connectors. They are usually thrown away for disposal after an aircraft teardown. In the previous Sim build connections were established using DuPont (Jumper) wiring. This was effective but not a long term solution because the connectors were not secure and had a tendency … Continue reading