Dual Link Rudder Pedals

Dual Link Rudder Pedals

One of the more challenging aspects of building the simulator – designing the foundation to mount the dual link rudder pedals. The Airbus OEM pedal mechanisms are fixed on the cockpit sub-structure and 10 mm thickness floorboards slide on top of the pedestal itself. The foundation frame engineering must be precise – it must be … Continue reading

Cockpit Foundation Design

Cockpit Foundation Design

With the assistance of our UK engineer friend Richard and CockpitSOLID the Soarbywire now has a cockpit foundation conceptual model to work with. To achieve the requirements, a modular type structure was designed out of 40×40 aluminium profiles. These profiles are lightweight and extremely robust in nature and have been commonly used in home cockpit … Continue reading

Floor Panels

Floor Panels

A complete set of composite cockpit floor panels were recently acquired. The panels, when installed, lie on top of the aircraft steel frame. The pedestal, sidestick consoles, side bins, and aircraft seats and a carpet overlay are secured onto the floor panels. A structural base will need to be carefully designed to fit the OEM … Continue reading