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 design and engineering 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, … 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