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

Trim Wheel Motorization

Trim Wheel Motorization

Original implementation by Simon and Holt Motorization of the trim wheel requires extensive planning, engineering, and trial and error. Parts required: Airbus Pedestal and throttle quadrant with trim wheel mechanism intact 10 turn precision potentiometer (Vishay model 534) Custom gear mounting disc plate Custom potentiometer mounting plate 4 rods (6 mm diameter, 140 mm length) … Continue reading

Thrust Quadrant / Pedestal Pinouts

Thrust Quadrant / Pedestal Pinouts

11VU Throttle Quadrant 2139VC Backlight Trim E (+5 VDC) / F, G (Gnd) Backlight Gravity Gear extension A (+5 VDC) / B (Gnd) Backlight Gravity Gear extension C (+5 VDC) / D (Gnd) 2145VC Instinctive Disconnect Autothrust (L lever) A/C 2146VC Instinctive Disconnect Autotrust (R lever) A/D 8KS1 (Throttle Lever, Engine 1) Plug A Potentiometer … Continue reading