Cockpit Concept: MCDU Master Board

Cockpit Concept: MCDU Master Board

The highly anticipated MCDU Master Board has finally been released by Cockpit Concept. It is another master achievement by Chris and James who have spent countless hours debugging and ensuring native compatibility with both Jeehell FMGS and ProSimA320. Simply connect the networkable AIRINC board terminals to the MCDU cannon plug connector. The MCDU operates at … 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

MCDU Conversion Kit (Part 2)

MCDU Conversion Kit (Part 2)

This article is a follow up to the article Thales MCDU Conversion The second or First Officer MCDU has now been successfully converted using Simulator Solution’s SimStack MCDU Conversion Kit. Simulator Solution, an Australian based company, offers replacement parts for the Airbus and Boeing line of CDUs. The SimStack software is compatible with ProSimA320, ProSim737 … 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

Thales MCDU Conversion (Part 1)

Thales MCDU Conversion (Part 1)

The OEM Thales Multi-Function Control and Display Unit has now been converted with the assistance of Simulator Solutions, a local (Sydney) Australian based company.  Previously a FDS MCDU (reviewed here) was installed in the simulator – as a plug and play device this was a good substitute, but could never fully replace the keypad and … Continue reading

Jet330 MCDU Update

Jet330 MCDU Update

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 … Continue reading