Flight Warning Computer (FWC) redundancy

Flight Warning Computer (FWC) redundancy

The Airbus aircraft has built-in multiple redundancy and alert systems in case of a catastrophic failure. The Flight Warning Computers (FWC) presents failures to the pilots in the upper and lower ECAM displays and also the glare annunciators. Three annunciators – Master Warning, Master Caution, Autoland are available on each pilots side (six in total). … Continue reading

Trim Wheel Interfacing (Jeehell FMGS)

Trim Wheel Interfacing (Jeehell FMGS)

The Airbus trim wheel can be interfaced directly with Jeehell FMGS using the Sidentus Trade & Technology GmbH FDSMotorTrimWheelCtr software. Requirements – Jeehell FMGS, PhidgetMotorControl HC, FSUIPC (registered), potentiometer (joystick) I/O, Phidget21 Libraries First ensure the trim has been mechanically setup correctly. A DC motor attached to a clutch and gears connected to a potentiometer … Continue reading

Jeehell FMGS SimBrief Integration

Jeehell FMGS SimBrief Integration

With the most recent Jeehell FMGS update SimBrief is now integrated into the FMGS allowing for convenient flight plan loading. SimBrief flight plans can be loaded into the FMGS by using the INIT REQUEST MCDU function or using the CO RTE (Company Route) import function. To use the INIT REQ function first enter your SimBrief … Continue reading

Jeehell FMGS Intercom – The Ultimate Pilot Training Tool

Jeehell FMGS Intercom – The Ultimate Pilot Training Tool

The avionics program Jeehell FMGS includes an incredible pilot training tool – a full featured intercom application. The program simulates aircraft intercom functionality. Headsets and boom microphones can be setup for the pilots, and even an instructor. The program integrates directly with the Airbus Audio Control Panel (ACP) and the push-to-talk (PTT) buttons of the … Continue reading

Main Instrument Panel Cover Repair

Main Instrument Panel Cover Repair

The Main Instrument Panel (MIP) panels are vacuum formed plastic which attach onto the Display Unit (DU) monitors with screw fasteners. They are manufactured in cathode tube EIS1 (rounded display corners) or LCD EIS2 (square corners) versions. EIS2 has now become the prevalent standard and is seen in most Airbus A319/320/321 series aircraft. The DU … Continue reading

Setting up BFF Rudder Control Loading (ProSimA320)

Setting up BFF Rudder Control Loading (ProSimA320)

For realistic airbus operation and training, it is essential to implement control loading into the simulator. BFF Control Loading Drive Boards can provide rudder feedback and autopilot rudder flight following with one engine inoperative function. Unfortunately due to Brexit and COVID-19 pandemic, sales of the boards have ceased indefinitely (since 2021). Interested users should write … Continue reading

Annunciator Korry Dimming Control

Annunciator Korry Dimming Control

Korry annunciators on the Airbus flight deck operate on 5 volts – this voltage allows for bright illumination and good visibility of the korry switches during daytime operations. However, when operating the aircraft at night, the korrys at this intensity can be overwhelming and distracting. With continuous usage the incandescent bulbs can also dissipate a … Continue reading

Display Power Management

Display Power Management

For accurate display management it is important that each display unit monitor (LCD) is controlled by the appropriate aircraft power bus. This allows for correct simulation and power monitor (on/off) output behaviour. Avionics software such as ProSimA320 and Jeehell FMGS are able to manage the screen displays but this is done at a software level. … Continue reading

Using Audio to Create an Immersive Flight Deck

Using Audio to Create an Immersive Flight Deck

Sound can provide important sensory cues in a flight deck environment. The avionics software ProSimA320 provides satisfactory aircraft exterior sounds, but the interior cockpit sounds is much to be desired. Ambience environmental sounds of the cockpit, such as contractors, gyroscopes, static inverters and subtle alert tones are missing from the suite. A look at the … Continue reading

Building Reliable Connectors

Building Reliable Connectors

The many components of the flight deck – korry switches, incandescent bulbs, panel backlighting, AIRINC 429, flight controls inputs – must be connected to an interface boards to communicate with the avionics software. Connectors on on the original aircraft usually takes the form of a canon plug and receptacle. Interfacing with circular plugs would be … Continue reading