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

Glareshield Pinouts

Glareshield Pinouts

Original glareshield pinouts by Simon Stusek (reprinted with permission). Verified by Soarbywire. Pin-out CaptainSwitches:Auto Land – 2111VC A/FMaster Warn – 2111VC M/TMaster Caut – 2111VC J/UChrono – 2111VC V/S Lights:Backlight – 2111VC Y/ZAutoland Upper – 2111VC B/DAutoland Lower – 2111VC C/EMaster Warn Upper – 2111VC B/NMaster Warn Lower – 2111VC C/PMaster Caution Upper – 2111VC … Continue reading

ProSim FMS Trainer

ProSim FMS Trainer

ProSim-AR are planning to release an FMS Jet trainer which can work independently without an adjunct Flight Simulator Software (Prepar3D, X-Plane, MSFS2020). This is ideal for pilots, or students who would like to run through scenarios or procedures on a flat screen system. Such a trainer would run on weaker processors, allowing it to execute … Continue reading

Glareshield Lighting Logic

Glareshield Lighting Logic

The left Glareshield and center-left Main Instrument Panel (MIP) flood light is powered by the DC Essential Bus. The right Glareshield and center-right MIP flood light is powered by DC1 Norm Bus. A simplified schematic of the pinouts with a relay connected to control correct behaviour: When one battery is operating, essential bus services such … Continue reading

RMP / ATC TCAS LCD Replacement

RMP / ATC TCAS LCD Replacement

‘As Removed’ RMPs acquired are usually found with a damaged LCD and light bleed from years of use. The COM frequency might be illegible – The RMP LCD has now been replaced by replicas manufactured by Captain Andre. The process was straight forward, only requiring swapping of the LCD panel, elastomer strips and a blue … Continue reading