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NexGen Flight Simuator

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I'm sorry for this post at this time there is no rime or reason for it but I just got a Cessna 402 fuse panel, cheap or about 50 cents a breaker. So I'm going to regress just a little. First, all good simulators need fuse panels. Having said that, they may be there maybe not, mostly for dress or doing the work. But a simulator is also for training pilots right? So how in the world do you simulate a failure? And what is the pilot's response? Think about it (none or by some keyboard input). Solu ...
  G-1981 G-3717 G-4214 G-4518 3436/ARN-30 C-6799/ARN-30D 5956888-503 7-F511F00121 219-100-001 SLZ9145 B0202-81905 RM8-680.903 C6E PN; 1784460-656 ID-249A/ARN ID-453/ARN-30 8DJ176L[ZD2] (I have 2; 1 per engine) 329-8U 522-3138-004 MPCDX CP-128A/ASN-30D 248697 Erata: Switches Control  F-105? Landing Gear 11862 Convar Switch     F-16  3PST with Push Switch 29-1928-11 Chaff Counter    F-16 C4246-1 Transformer & ...
A Ametek B Boeing C Collins Radio D Douglas G Gables Engineering P Precision Display Technologies T Teledyne Well, this is a long time in coming: a cross-index of my equipment, by Part Number, Description and Connector(s) and Mate(s). Please check back as this will evolve over time. ~Cris Have It. Mate + Cable End. Cable is Finished. Note   Equipment List Cross for Connectors and Mates: The Great Connector Hunt Part Number Equipment Name M Library Info Connect ...
I was going to use my Suncom F-18 Tallon Joystick but I had an F-18 Joystick from High Rev Simulations. They over-built stuff, now DOA, but Bugeye Technologies can help you. The switches are all Military quality made by Otto Controls. The Joystick base has a Hall Effect sensors for Roll and Pitch axises. IDE-34 Pin* Pin Name* Connection 22 AAS_PB Auto Acquisition Switch: Pull Back 23 AAS_PF Auto Acquisition Switch: Push Forward 24 ASS_sel Auto Acquisition Switch: Push Down 25 WRB_sel Wea ...
  Well, here I am again so let you all in whats really going on. I need a dual Throttle Quadrant. As I have said before I have 2 of them.   So here is the PLAN: Now I distrust USB as when it fails you cant trust the configurations anymore.  So I will communicate via RS-485 between Arduinos, with the master node, using NASA's EADIN Lite Protocol. having an Ethernet interface, to talk to the simulator. So far I have 3 nodes: Master: runs joystick and talks to the simulator vi ...
set up a new workstation in my living room dinning table. I am getting frustrated with Mint-Cinnamon So I loaded Ubuntu  but I did not there shell so Installed Cinnamon on top of it. And that just was never meant to be. So after a few months, I to try Debian 9.1 with Cinnamon (distro). Installer Grief You can not install from the Live-CD (DVD) Shell/GUI You can not run fsck as it's not there!! If you don't have a DHCP network you have problems. (It can't download the libraries.) And you ...
Well here I am again so let you all in whats really going on. Part 1, consider it a preamble.   Goal: requirements ie Start of the Plan.   Requirements Control Command_Name (variable) Channel Number Digital Ports Header 5 Header 6 Arduino mega for hardware (this gives me 16 analog inputs) Use CAN bus for communications Use big joystick for the software. and modify it to work with more analog inputs, communication via CAN bus versus USB which has its share of problems ...
What have I done? It seems that I have created a monster. Originally, when I started with this undertaking, I made first of several statements, and they are worth repeating.http://www.phoenixcomm.net/~phnx2000/sim/software.shtml No KeyBoard encoders. Must use standard equipment protocols. AIRINC-429, ARINC-410, etc. Must be able to support x-number of crew stations. ie. P51, 747, L1011, B-52, Starship Enterprise, or naval craft's: CICS bridge, etc. If you wish to read my diatribe, please ...
NexGen: Hacking a Sitek X-35 Joystick.Converting the Game Port to USB - Part 1    THE ANALYSIS:   - Disassemble the unit, and give them a bath, but if your handles turned gummy, I used "Brake Clean" in the Red Can. You will need some elbow grease as well. The GamePort cable has these 15 wires: black, white, red, purple, pink, green, light green, yellow, brown-white, black-white, black (dull, thick), orange, gray, red-white, blue. - Identify the wires. You should ring them out ...
The ID-453/ARN-30 is a Vietnam era CDI. The connector on the rear is an ARC 19 pin. Well here I'm going to do this from memory as this indicator has been already been taken apart. So let begin.   Analysis: As you can see there are 2 pointers (Vertical and Horizontal pointers) and 2 flags (Vertical and Horizontal pointers) as well as the T0-FROM meter and a resolver, but let's just talk about the first five. They really are the same, just a D’Arsonval Meter Movements, and they can ...
The Analysis: The Processor Select Panel, 7-F511F00121-1, is from an Apache Longbow AH-64D. The Panel is rather simple but it will work for my Navigation Computer Select and Fault Panel Parts List Part Number Description 7-F511F00121-1 1290-01-438-6575 Assembly, Panel, Processor Select 7-511F00022-1 1290-01-438-6570 Panel, Light plate 7-511F00023-5 Plate, Support, Front 7-511F00024-5 Plate, Support, Rear MS21347-A211 Switch Toggle, DPDT, MIL-S-8834  Lever Lock/IWTS Terminals D38999/20JB35 ...
This may sound harsh, but coming from the Linux world, to put it bluntly, they are just a pain in my tush! So every time I open a ppt slideshow with LibreOffice, and then it is in an editable mode, and that is no good. But then I can "Export" it as a pdf file. (PIMA) but by rooting around on the Internet today I found I can run LibreOffice in a headless mode.   libreoffice --headless --invisible --convert-to pdf  .pdf   So I can now put it together in a little shell script and ...
If you look up Angle in the Wikipedia , it claims that there are four (4) methods of  measuring angles: Degrees, Radians, Turns, and Gons. But they are really five (5) and that is BAM or Binary Angular Measurement. If we get rid of Turns, and Gons. That leaves three (3): Degrees, Radians, BAM. Only Radians and Degrees units of measurement  do well with Floating Point math.  But when we use BAMs its BAM32 or BAM16 and they are Fixed Point Math. So I will show you Degrees to Radia ...
Why did I say: "The Earth and its mathematics", because all of the math used in flight, or navigational simulators or SPS(games), are based on the Earth and it's dimensions ~ though the NAV simulation represents but a small fraction of the math used in flight simulators. figure 1 ➀ Having nothing to do with the definition of Nautical Miles (“nMile”), from ???, we know that at the Earth's equatorial circumference is 21,604.2 [or 21,639 or ???] nMile. From High School Math and Geogr ...
You should know by know that I have a pension for things that well blow up or end badly. You can alway go to the German Safty Test video for your giggles.  He now (1:52 - 2:39) draws and explains a schematic of the power supply of this silly thing. For some strange reason, he puts a transformer after a bridge rectifier. Now when I went to grade school (a long, long time ago, when we did "duck and cover")  and you found out that DC will not make a magnet. You just don't create the magne ...