Interfacing the Sim

Interfacing the Sim

With the foundation built and Main Instrument Panel (MIP) mounted work can begin with the interfacing of the Simulator switches and korry annunciators. With the previous Flight Deck Solution build the TEKWorx InterfaceIT boards were used. The TEKWorx boards are designed with group wiring – 8 positive connectors assigned to one common ground. This solution … Continue reading

The Atlantic: What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane

The Atlantic: What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane

“Victor Iannello, an engineer and entrepreneur in Roanoke, Virginia, who has become another prominent member of the Independent Group and has done extensive analysis of the simulated flight, underscores what the Malaysian investigators ignored. Of all the profiles extracted from the simulator, the one that matched MH370’s path was the only one that Zaharie did … Continue reading

2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator

2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator

A “game” changer? The visuals look beautiful, but questions remain about the engine, API and compatibility with 3rd party developers. Many will remember MS Flight and its controversy. It never gained traction because of its paywall requirements and the arcade like approach. Support was eventually dropped. https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/06/09/xbox-e3-2019-briefing-recap/ Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox One And Windows 10 PC)The … Continue reading

Rudder String Potentiometer

Rudder String Potentiometer

A string potentiometer has been interfaced to the rudder mechanism. Although not cheap in comparison to the other conventional potentiometers available in the market, the ease of use, smooth movement, accuracy and time it takes to implement the system outweigh the expense. The potentiometer was purchased directly from the CALTSensoR store on Alibaba – linear … Continue reading

Introducing A320 Simulator

Introducing A320 Simulator

Bruno, Rene and Jan have developed a brand new A320 simulator suite which can be integrated directly with OEM hardware. This is great news for real world pilots, flight deck builders and aviation enthusiasts as it provides an alternative avionics software option. From the information found on the website the avionics suite looks complete and … Continue reading

ProSim A320 1.23 Release

ProSim A320 1.23 Release

With the introduction of the new SDK there were interfacing issued with the Cockpit Concept boards. The bugs have now been resolved with the 1.23 full release. Ensure the Cockpit Concept software starts after Prepar3D. May 11 2019 Release version 1.23 ================================ Systems: – Improved GPWS don’t sink message FMS: – Added support for equi-time … Continue reading

Pedestal Refurbishment

Pedestal Refurbishment

The thrust pedestal refurbishment is pretty much complete. Knobs have been repainted with the assistance of Cockpit Concept. A big thank you to Mick for helping out with the flaps panel – it was in a terrible shape prior to the repaint. The Simulator Solutions converted MCDU units have been installed. Motorisation of the trim … Continue reading