Thales MCDU Conversion

Thales MCDU Conversion

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