Interfacing the Sim

Interfacing the Sim

With the foundation built and Main Instrument Panel (MIP) mounted work can begin with the interfacing of the Simulator switches and korry annunciators. With the previous Flight Deck Solution build the TEKWorx InterfaceIT boards were used. The TEKWorx boards are designed with group wiring – 8 positive connectors assigned to one common ground. This solution … Continue reading

MCDU CRT Simulation

MCDU CRT Simulation

The Thales MCDU unit uses a CRT for its display function. To convert the unit the CRT was substituted with an LCD; an advance display type, smaller, thinner in profile and lighter in weight. To simulate the CRT a fitted glass is mounted on top of the LCD. There are some challenges – The silver … 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

3rd Occupancy Seat

3rd Occupancy Seat

The 3rd occupancy seat or jumper seat mounts on the back circuit wall of the flight deck. The 3rd occupant, an observer, usually sits in this seat or if installed in the aircraft, on the 4th occupancy seat. It contains a sliding mount to allow the seat to slide to the centre of the cockpit … Continue reading