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 The COM frequency might be illegible – The RMP LCD has now been replaced by replicas manufactured by Captain Andre.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

Lighting / Loudspeaker Pinouts

Lighting / Loudspeaker Pinouts

Pinouts Thank you Thomas, Simon and David for pinout confirmation 301VU CAPT LIGHTING/LOUDSPEAKER CTL PNLOUTPUTSCaptain GPWS / G/S Upper 2101VC – A/CCaptain GPWS / G/S Lower 2101VC – A/DBacklight 2101VC – <G(5VDC)/<HConsole/Floor Lt 2101VC – <D (28VDC)/R or S, <E /<F (Lt Briefcase and Console, parallel circuit), H(outputs +28VDC to Seat Light) INPUTSCaptain GPWS/G/S Push … Continue reading

New ProSimA320 Flight Model

The New ProSimA320 Visual Model (Version 1.10) has been released for ProSimA320 1.35b2. PBR and new dynamic lighting are a welcome addition to the avionics suite. There has also been mentioned of improvements to the aerodynamic flight-models. ================================= – IMPORTANT: Requires ProSimA320 1.35b2 or higher – Completely new A320 visual model, specially designed for Prepar3D … Continue reading

Aeroplane Flight Simulator Evaluation Handbook

Aeroplane Flight Simulator Evaluation Handbook

The Royal Aeronautical Society has made freely available to download the Aeroplane Flight Simulator Evaluation Handbook (Third Edition June 2005) on their webstore. These qualifications follow international standards. The guidelines goes into detail the requirements for functional and subjective testing, and QTG testing. If you are looking to certify your simulator this is essential, if … Continue reading

New ProSimA320 Flight Model

There was common discussion among professional pilots how the ProSimA320 flight model was ‘on rails’ and unrealistic. In comparison the freeware avionics suite Jeehell FMGS provided a more accurate rendering of the flybywire system with a flight model which was similar in depiction to the real aircraft. This might all change with the soon to … Continue reading

First Officer Seat

First Officer Seat

The Airbus FO seat has now been received. The seat is heavy, weighing approximately 80 kg; the bulk of the weight is from the electronic actuators at the base. 115 VAC 3 phase is required to operate the electrical functions of the seat – if you do not have an AC source you can also … Continue reading