ECAM Control Panel Paint Job

ECAM Control Panel Paint Job

The first generation ECP was looking terrible after several decades of use. Airbus grey was mixed by the local paint shop – this proved more difficult then originally thought because there are different shades of Airbus grey which can be quite difficult to discern with the naked eye. Go into any Airbus cockpit and you’re … Continue reading

Learning it the hard way

Learning it the hard way

The last few weeks has been frustrating – for some reason the ECAM Control Panel pushbutton no longer has ARINC output, and the RMP now no longer turns on. I am putting down the culprit to a mistake I made with the 28 voltage and a possible short circuit when I was connecting the ARINC … Continue reading

ECAM Control Panel Pinouts

ECAM Control Panel Pinouts

Pinouts for button and LED light control connect to a low or high speed ARINC 429 transmitter board (only two wires to the ARINC board required). Alternatively pinouts for the push buttons can be connected to a joystick board. Upper and Lower Display Unit brightness knobs should be connnected to a a potentiometer. ECAM Control … Continue reading