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

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

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

Simulator Solution Simstack: Jeehell FMGS Support

Simulator Solution Simstack: Jeehell FMGS Support

Simulator Solution‘s SimStack can now interface with Jeehell FMGS using FMGS FSUIPC offset. Genuine aircraft components from Boeing and Airbus have different voltage and current requirements to drive their korry switches. SimStacks has a dizzying amount of options: SimStack Foundation Board Features Arduino Pro Mini compatible processor and Ethernet hardware 16 digital inputs 6 analogue … Continue reading

OEM B737 CDU Conversion (Simstacks)

Flaps2Approach has written about the genuine B737 CDU conversion process using Simstack. This is one way the Airbus MCDU could also potentially be converted; it does pose another challenge for Simulator Solutions as the screen size for an Airbus MCDU is slightly larger than a Boeing CDU. Our friend James in the UK is also … Continue reading

Airbus Interfacing

Airbus Interfacing

Components such as the sidestick, rudders, spoilers and flaps panel can be wired up to a joystick board such as the Leo Bodnar BU0836A. If no transducers are present, an interface must be built to translate physical movements to an electrical signal which the computer can read. For the outputs, an I/O solution which can drive … Continue reading