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Display Power Management

Display Power Management

For accurate display management it is important that each display unit monitor (LCD) is controlled by the appropriate aircraft power bus. This allows for correct simulation and power monitor (on/off) output behaviour. Avionics software such as ProSimA320 and Jeehell FMGS are able to manage the screen displays but this is done at a software level. … Continue reading

Over 500,000 Views!

Over 500,000 Views!

Thank you for the continual support – the blog has now surpassed over 500,000 views. Since its inception in 2016 it has used primarily as a platform to document the construction of the simulator. It has also been a way to share information, which otherwise may be difficult to obtain, scientia potentia est. Some interesting … Continue reading

Rudder Control Loading and Trim

Rudder Control Loading and Trim

For accurate large jet simulation it is essential to have control loading (force feedback) of the rudder pedals. Rudder forces are important in crucial stages of flight (take off, landing), manual hand flying operation and failure scenarios such as engine failure. The Airbus has flybywire characteristics but the rudders remain mechanically (hydraulically) operated and are … Continue reading

Collimation Experiments

Collimation Experiments

The visual systems used in a professional Level-D system consists of a spherical mirror and an ellipsoid shaped projector screen. On a traditional display system, such as a projected curve screen or television, the image is only aligned from the perspective of the Captain or First Officer POV. This presents a parallax error – out … Continue reading

Majestic Software MJC8 Q400 Cockpit Edition

Majestic Software MJC8 Q400 Cockpit Edition

Majestic Software have announced the Cockpit Edition for Prepar3D will now be shortly available (€294.95) The MJC8 Q400 allows you to interface directly with hardware. There are undockable 2D panels, and accessible networkable displays. Touchscreen is supported. All cockpit controls can be linked to the joystick connector configurator. The Majestic MJC 8 Q400 is another … Continue reading

Introducing CAVOK Simulations

Introducing CAVOK Simulations

CAVOK Simulations website has now launched – offering technical solutions and hard to find replacement OEM aircraft components. I have been using the RMP replacement LCDs successfully in the flight simulator, and also the RVDT (rudder pedals) interface board. Their product offerings also includes an ECAM ECP Flex PCB replacement kit. I have heard there … Continue reading