Latest Entries
Rudder Trim Control Loading

Rudder Trim Control Loading

I had the opportunity to spend some time in a Level-D A320 sim last week. Proper implementation of the rudder controls of the aircraft in a home simulator requires the use of control loading (force feedback). Reviewing the logic of the Level-D aircraft rudder function was of high interest to see how this could be … Continue reading

WorldFlight 2018

WorldFlight 2018

WorldFlight 2018 begins 3-11-2018 at 22:00 UTC. The sector schedule is available on the WorldFlight website. Many of our fellow simbuilders will be participating in their home built flight deck. The dual trainer Sydney Airbus sim is currently undergoing maintenance (structural integrity and electronics are being built from ground up) with the plan to integrate … Continue reading

ProSimA320 1.15

ProSimA320 1.15

ProSimA320 Download September 27 2018 Release version 1.15 ====================================== FMS: – Fixed V/DEV missing during raw data flight – V/DEV in PROG page should remain visible during descend and approach FMS phase – Automatic selection of NONE for VIA or transition if none available. – Fixed issue where altitude flyover waypoints after takeoff were bypassed … Continue reading

Airbus Pedestal Complete

Airbus Pedestal Complete

It has taken several years to source all the parts for the pedestal; it is now finally complete. Most avionics and flight surface controls on the pedestal can be interfaced to the system software either with ARINC 429 boards or joystick boards. At this time one OEM Thales MCDU has been sent to Simulator Solutions … Continue reading

ProSim A320 1.14 Release

ProSim A320 1.14 Release

August 31 2018 Release version 1.14 =================================== First release with support for hardware accelerated displays. This option is off by default. It is found in the ProSim Display configuration screen. To enable experimental hardware acceleration, enable the option “Use direct2d” and restart ProSimDisplay. FMS: – Approach mode not available if RA 1+2 failed – FMGC … Continue reading

Sidestick Transducers

Sidestick Transducers

Four sidestick transducers were recently acquired (thank you Daniel) from Germany and installed on the OEM sidesticks flight control mechanism.   On each side stick one transducer is responsible for the pitch (elevator control) and the other for roll (aileron control). Interfacing the transducer is simply done by connecting the pin outs to a potentiometer … Continue reading