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

ARINC 429 and Voltage Board Interfacing

ARINC 429 and Voltage Board Interfacing

How many boards are required to enable full flight deck functionality and normal operation on an Airbus A320 OEM Flight Simulator? Transceiver – Transmits and receives communicationTransmitter – Transmits communicationReceiver – Receives communication Radio Management Panel – 1x ARINC 429 Lo Speed Transceiver for each RMP; each board controls an output VHF ECAM Control Panel … 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

Progress Report

Progress Report

When you literally have hundreds, if not thousands of parts lying around waiting to be put together (a giant jigsaw puzzle) you may tend to have multiple mini-projects developing concurrently. The following solutions are currently being developed – ASI integration with a digital servo (thank you Mick) RMP refurbishment / repair Trim Wheel software/hardware implementation … Continue reading

Rudder Trim Panel Pinouts

Rudder Trim Panel Pinouts

Rudder Trim Pinouts Parking Brake (ON/OFF), 2124VC, A/C Back Light Trim Indicator, 2125VC, U/V (Gnd) Back Light Plate Integral Light, 2125VC, T/S (Gnd) Power 28V DC, 2124VC, V/T (Gnd) Reset Sw, 2124VC, E/K Rudder Left Sw, 2124VC, F/M Rudder Right Sw, 2124VC, H/M ARINC 429 Output, 2125VC, P, R (if using Cockpit Concept ARINC 429 … Continue reading