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NexGen Flight Simuator

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In the dim past, computers were so large that they could take up a large amount of space and have their own cooling.  Then in the '70s, there was the minicomputer. This is an Interdata 70, in their later models they changed the color of the rack to dark blue. Then in 1981, IBM changed the game, enter the PC even with very limited memory, sometimes only one floppy disk and the most hated piece of software ever WordStar.   You could get some work done. In my opinion, the first real SBC w ...
Repeater/Full Load Selector Indicator Manufacture Part Number Innovative Solutions & Support 90-00659-1 Parker 219-100-001     ...
Well, the last attempt of making a circuit board was an utter disaster. Figure 1 Figure 2 Attempt number 2. I went over to my local library which has a small maker space where they walked me through Tinkercad. My goal was to use their 3D printer to print an artifact so I could test for fit.  Below you can see the nice pink artifact1 and installed without screws2. The artifact was very close and only required minimal sanding. For my next trick, I will trace the outside of the artifact on s ...
Well, I just found out some errors in my part ii Fuel Load Indicator addendum interface table.  Apparently, I was using the wrong part's pinout, "So without further eloquence"1, here are the new tables.   Signal Type Signal Color Data Lines Address Lines Control Lines U1 Control Lines U2 Notes: U2 is closest to the off-board connector. Both Logic Ground and Supply Ground are tied together. In the connector table, a 0 at the end means it is LOW ACTIVE Comments: For some unkno ...
Well, really need to finish something around here so I will take up where we left off with the fuel load indicator, in parts 1, 2 and 3. And I can't go on without a PC board so I decided to make one this evening. First I need a piece of Vector Board to lay the board on.  The problem lies in the fact that that I don't have any way to get reliable dimensional info and then the 18 pins on the board that connects to the display saying that that means that the two boards have to line up. That is ...
Is this really 2019? Did I step into the "Time Tunnel"? Did I just have a bad dream?  The answers are YES, NO, NO. This is a shot I took today coming home from my shoulder rehab. No stupid toys, Batteries, Car Batteries, etc. Components, Arduino stuff from Addafruit. AT&T cellphones, TV's and lots of cables. The store is located just off North Rufe Snow Rd and Windmere blvd in North Tarrant County, (Fort Worth) Near Alliance Airport. ...
ARM 7 Core AMD AM2901 Bit Slice ALU This started with the wonderings of my rabid mind. In a comment to Project 14 You Decide These are the two processors first I would have to add a register file. And since I like UltraSparc well it had 144 general-purpose registers + 8 registers just for fixed-point operations.  Where to put the register files, Barrel Shifter and Address Register/Controler are questions that I can't answer at the moment. Maybe more who knows? Cris ...
Ever try and remove a label from plastic? Yep, WD-40, Goo Gone, and others including yep peanut butter well just don't really work, or damage the plastic that the label is attached to. Most of you have used the old stand by a hair drier as well. But that tends to leave a residue, and you cant use it on PCB boards as its way too hot. Well, you got to check this stuff out. Motsenbocker's LIFT OFF Tape, Label, and Adhesive Remover. I have this old Milwaukee too case that had some fool put masking ...
Before I moved my very old task lamp with magnifier broke. It broke at the base where everything swivels from, as this lamp is very old I could not find any parts online.  So I disassembled most of it and put it in my hope chest. The other day while at Goodwill I found something that I was sure that it would do the job. Almost everything was there, from table clamp to shade, but it was missing springs, lens, and small parts. So I grabbed it. Building Frankenstein Remove the shade that hold ...
phoenixcomm

The New Lab .i

Posted by phoenixcomm Top Member Jun 23, 2019
Well, I finely sort of moved into my new digs. And I have nice blank space to install my lab, and office desk in one room with out all the junk, as I now have a garage where I will keep my shop for construction. Having the shop will keep all the drills, grinder, sander, Band Saw, and Drill Press out of my Lab!   As you see all I up in the office so far in the desktops which are hollow-core doors, my tool box, and my network infrastructure. Unfortunately I have to subscribe to the bandit ...
Here is what the current interface is; I have installed the prototype cards into an ATR.poly slave. It has 2 RJ45 for the RS-485 which is almost wired pin for pin. I use T-586B for my RJ45 (yellow RS-485) links downstream and upstream, as well as 2 DB-25 Wire-Wrap tails installed along one of the long sides. I have also mounted an RS-485 to Android Converter which has been installed into two small female headers (these will be standard on the PCB).  The photo on the right below was my funct ...
Well, it's about time to play catch up with everybody.  So here is my "State of the NexGen", and to tell you what's going on in my rabid brain. The big news which I sort of leaked a few days ago with my Roadmaps! We have almost nailed down the prototype JAVA code for the Radio Sub System I/O Processor or RSSioP for short. So, for now, let us just call it the IOP. This box as gone through a Metamorphosis of sorts. Some of this code was in fact in my Simulator code when I rewrote it into C, ...
I have had this idea of converting my Suncom SFS Throttle into an F-14 or F-15 throttle quadrant for a while now. If you see I have to turn the ugly SFS into the realistic quadrant with finger lifts for fuel cutoff and max thrust, plus a flaps control lever. Ok so this is what you need to do: Flip the quadrant on its back and remove the screws in the base leaving you with: Remove and Discard the 2 PC boards, and cut the wires. Remove and Discard the Base. Now you are left will the Quadrant i ...
Well here is the other half of the roadmap! This concerns the integration between the: Flight Model Server and the NavServer. Cockpit IOP and the Flight Model Server. Cockpit IOP and ARINC-661 MFU/CDU Cockpit IOP and the EADEN Controllers EADEN to Slave CPU(s) I will describe the Throttle Quadrant, the Side-Stick, Gear Lever and Gear Lamps, and Rudder Pedals functions: Throttle Quadrant: Throttle Levers. (right and left) Throttle Gates and Finger Lifts. (right and left) The position of ...
Well, it's about time what I have been doing with the RSS. I will now describe how it works. So basically you have the NAVserver which sends multicast packets over the NAVbus (Ethernet). So the RSS after as it initializes,  it comes up on a predetermined IP address. After connecting to the network it sends a  take the packet and grab the Longitude, Latitude, Altitude (of the aircraft) and store the information which is then processed. RSS Ethernets I/O is handled by a dequeue which ...