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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

Rudder RVDT Interface

Rudder RVDT Interface

The rudder axis has now been successfully interfaced using with the Simulator using a custom made RVDT board. The board requires 28 VDC to operate and connects to the rudder pedal transducer and a joystick board (e.g Leo Bodnar). The RVDT requires grounding to the Computer mainframe for consistent accuracy. Continue reading

RVDT Interface board

RVDT Interface board

Captain Andre has now developed an RVDT interface board which can directly interface with the Airbus rudder transducer. An RVDT (Rotary Variable Transducer) is an electromechanical transducer which provides a variable AC output that is linearly proportional to the angular displace of it’s input shaft. RVDT are brushless technology and this ensures reliability and accurate … Continue reading

FSL Hardware Interface v1.0

FSL Hardware Interface v1.0

After several years of development, Flight Sim Labs has finally released 1.0 version of their Hardware Interface. Only one manufacturer (Skalarki) is supported at this time and only the MCDU and Glareshield can be interfaced. Surprisingly each module will require a license use by itself. FSL intends to subsequently release Skalarki driver support for the … Continue reading