Flight Warning Computer (FWC) redundancy

Flight Warning Computer (FWC) redundancy

The Airbus aircraft has built-in multiple redundancy and alert systems in case of a catastrophic failure. The Flight Warning Computers (FWC) presents failures to the pilots in the upper and lower ECAM displays and also the glare annunciators. Three annunciators – Master Warning, Master Caution, Autoland are available on each pilots side (six in total). … Continue reading

Trim Wheel Interfacing (Jeehell FMGS)

Trim Wheel Interfacing (Jeehell FMGS)

The Airbus trim wheel can be interfaced directly with Jeehell FMGS using the Sidentus Trade & Technology GmbH FDSMotorTrimWheelCtr software. Requirements – Jeehell FMGS, PhidgetMotorControl HC, FSUIPC (registered), potentiometer (joystick) I/O, Phidget21 Libraries First ensure the trim has been mechanically setup correctly. A DC motor attached to a clutch and gears connected to a potentiometer … Continue reading

Jeehell FMGS Intercom – The Ultimate Pilot Training Tool

Jeehell FMGS Intercom – The Ultimate Pilot Training Tool

The avionics program Jeehell FMGS includes an incredible pilot training tool – a full featured intercom application. The program simulates aircraft intercom functionality. Headsets and boom microphones can be setup for the pilots, and even an instructor. The program integrates directly with the Airbus Audio Control Panel (ACP) and the push-to-talk (PTT) buttons of the … Continue reading

ProSim-AR A320 – Growing Pains

ProSim-AR A320 – Growing Pains

This opinions express in this article are based on over four years evaluating the ProSimA320 avionics suite and receiving countless feedback from commercial and personal consumer users of the software. Humble Beginings  When the avionics suite ProSimA320 was initially announced by ProSim-AR there was excitement within the commercial and enthusiast community. There were few other … Continue reading

2022 and Beyond

2022 and Beyond

2021 has been an eventful year (pandemic aside); there has been significant software and hardware developments and a few surprise announcements. What will 2022 bring? On the software front MSFS continues to advance in development with patches and scenery updates. Several scenery developers have announced cessation of Prepar3D support and development to focus primarily on … Continue reading

ProSim FMS Trainer Tool

ProSim FMS Trainer Tool

ProSim has launched their FMS trainer tool; focused on FMS and FCU training, the trainer allows you to setup route plans and simulate a flight. Although there is no peripheral input or visual generation output, the trainer is ‘free-play’ and can be used for familiarisation with aircraft navigation, airport runways, approaches and departures, and the … Continue reading