Simon has posted a comprehensive write up on the sidestick transducer implementation and pinout diagram. Sidestick Pinouts
René a cockpit builder from Holland has supplied me with some detailed photos of his sim to give me some insight on how the rudder pedals should operate. With his permission I have published them below –
Captain Horgan has made significant progress in his MCDU conversion project. Using a genuine Thales/Honeywell MCDU, he has been able to interface it directly with Jeehell FMGS. No disassembly of the original MCDU is required. It looks like only a few more bugs need to be ironed out. Fantastic work. Check out his Facebook page …
Fire Panel Pinouts Pinout schematics are the property of Simon Stusek, SIMon A320 Fire Panel Pinouts PDF Download
Simon has updated his website SIMon A320 with several new schematics. Republished here and on the corresponding pinout pages with with his permission: STEERING_TILLER_pin-out ECAM_panel_pin-out
A week long marathon flown around the world with Virtual ATC has come to an end. Well done to all the teams involved and the money raised for their respective charities. I managed to participate on one leg from Arlanda to Innsbruck in my own Sim and unfortunately it wasn’t all smooth along the way …
Twitch has several live streams of our fellow Flight Simmers embarking on their World Tour: From Germany Project A330: From the UK, Simfest UK:
WorldFlight 2017 is about to begin. We spent a few hours at WorldFlight Australia Sydney HQ (Matt Sheil 747 Sim, callsign QFA 25) to observe the preparations for this annual charity event.
Some notes from Simon: Opencockpit DC Motor Board (interfaced with SIOC) Takanawa 555 metal gear DC motor, attached to home made plastic motor carrier bracket Lower trim axis rotates six times, multi-turn pot rotates ten times; requires a gear ratio 1.5 or 1.6 (45 vs 30, or 48 vs 30 teeth) Original movable joint if motor …
In this video David shares his transducer replica method (well done!) and interfacing the sidestick solenoids with Ardruino. Master Engineer Simon has the Trim Wheels all worked out and interfaced using Open Cockpit SIOC. Fellow cockpit builder D-AIRC also manages to get the trim work done with Ardruino!