RMP / ATC TCAS LCD Replacement

RMP / ATC TCAS LCD Replacement

‘As Removed’ RMPs acquired are usually found with a damaged LCD and light bleed from years of use. The COM frequency might be illegible – The RMP LCD has now been replaced by replicas manufactured by Captain Andre. The process was straight forward, only requiring swapping of the LCD panel, elastomer strips and a blue … Continue reading

First Officer Seat

First Officer Seat

The Airbus FO seat has now been received. The seat is heavy, weighing approximately 80 kg; the bulk of the weight is from the electronic actuators at the base. 115 VAC 3 phase is required to operate the electrical functions of the seat – if you do not have an AC source you can also … Continue reading

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

OZ Flight Sim Expo 2018

OZ Flight Sim Expo 2018

The Oz Flight Sim Expo begins Nov 17-18th at Illawarra Airport, one hour south drive from Sydney. I hope to catch up with our fellow flight sim builders and visit the HARS Aviation Museum. A Qantas 747 is in display in its final resting ground at the museum and should make for an interesting tour. 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

Ventilation System

Florian has tipped me on an available guide to create a ventilation system for your flight sim. Marco (upwithoutwings.com) has published a step by step procedures on designing and implementing a system of ducts to keep the sim cool. The appliance blower can be connected to a relay switch which can be activated by the … Continue reading