Builder Notes

In early 2016 a genuine throttle quadrant and pedestal from a retired ANA A320 aircraft arrived. Shortly after, panels for the pedestal, overhead, main instrument panel, and flight control surface inputs were added to the simulator. On November 19th, 2017 parts from an TAM Airbus A319 (PT-MZC – MSN 1092) and a SilkAir A319 (9V-SBD) were acquired.

The following are notes on the build process to bring the genuine parts back to life, interfaced as a working flight simulator.

Wallpaper A320

Airbus Interfacing

Main Instrument Panel
Gear Lever Panel
Autobrake Panel
Terr on ND
Electronic Clock
Loudspeaker Amplifier

Pedestal Panel Pinouts
Switching Panel
ECAM Control Panel
ECAM Control Panel Direct Wiring
Engine Panel
Flood / Integ Lt Panel (Left pedestal)
Cockpit Door Panel
Rudder Trim Panel
Audio Control Panel
RMP Radio Panel

Overhead Panels Pinouts
ADIRS Panel
Fire Panel
Flight Control Panels
Aft Overhead Reading Light Panel
22VU Eng/Vent/Cargo Smoke Panel

Flight Control Surface Pinouts
Sidestick
Tillers
Ground Spoiler / Speedbrake

Lighting
Aircraft Integrated Backlight Bulbs (5v):
T-1 7152 5V 115mA 11-10980 (#7152 Miniature Bead Grain of Wheat Bulb)
Substitute bulbs available at Aircraft Spruce or Memotronics
** Overhead ADIRS and Fire panel operate at half the wattage (0.3 W) and require different bulbs (#680 Minature Bead Grain)

ECAM Control Panel Bulbs:
P/N OL34172IBPEAF-3192 40ma, 5V Frosted Lamp
P/N OL34172IBPE-3191 40ma, 5V Clear Lamp

Audio Control Panel Bulbs:
Substitute bulbs are available from Mouser. Bulbs for the backlight, 7152AS15
Bulbs for the monitor, 6832

Colour
Main Instrument Panel
RAL 7001, RAL 7031Side console, Pedestal
DULUX Weathershield (Low Sheen).
Ultra Deep B 36.00, EE 21.00, G 14.00, M 100.00
RAL 5004 (Black Blue)

Misc
Substituting Transducers
Sidestick Solenoid
Integral Backlight Board Modification