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NexGen Flight Simuator

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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 ...
I published this last year so this is so important I decided to turn it into a TECH TIP and expand on it a little. When building a Linux system I use a separate physical drive which I have installed my software into. I never, well almost never have to reload eclipse and other major software that is put into my /home/harrison directory. I have a second physical drive that I have mounted at  /mnt/MyData on this drive I have a few top-level directories. I will talk for a minute about both. the ...
Roy Braswell was my dear friend, he owned Electrical Surplus Of Texas Inc. He was was one of the few people who gave me a hand during my dark time of homelessness. He is was what we call a mensch. He passed away in his sleep, last night just past 6 pm. Roy increased my lexicon by adding moeron, it is like a moron on steroids. Like the time when a guy came into the shop and asked for a breaker: (Roy) How can we help you? (customer) I need a circuit breaker. (Roy) Do you know the size and manuf ...
Monthly Projects: Aug 14, 2018 Clustered MCUs: Anything Goes with Two or More MCUs! Feb 11, 2019 Electromagnetism: The Force of Electromagnetism: Anything from Solenoids, Motors, to Wireless Transfer! Aug 25, 2018 RSS using RS-485 w/ NASA's Edian Lite Bus Protocol. Feb 20, 2019 Smarthab: Door Locks .. Overview Sep 10, 2018 Test Instrumentation: Apr 24, 2019 Smarthab: Door Strikes Sept 19, 2018 Automated Cable Test System .. part 1 June 4, 2019 Remote Monitoring and Control: Devices That May No ...
Well, this was a mess, and I blame it on myself. In my rush to work on the box, I disconnected all the plugs, I just wanted them out of my way. No, I did not cut them nor did I record what was hooked to what and where.  So I had to do this one on my own. On the back of the unit, there are five 50-pin male receptacles, which are 10 x 10 easy. The Jacks are labeled J1 through J5 and have cables attached to them. The other end of the cables has a 34-pin male header. One is pin 1 to pin 34, whi ...
have talked about the CP-1252/ASN-128 before Hacking The Navigation Computer Display. I have changed my mind about using a ps2 decoder to interface with the keyboard. I will write my own. It's about 30 lines of code, not including Scanner.h  (prototypes) and Matrix.h which describes the 2 dimension array for the keyboard. The Switches where made by Clare Pendar (Now Visualux) Pn: S180 11D5F4 and are very pricey. Thankfully I have about 3 of these units in various stages of disrepair so part ...
This panel was used on McDonnell Douglas DC-9. It was placed on the Upper left-hand side of the Forward Control Pedestal. If you wish to see it click here. Then click on the picture and it is item 1 in the photo. Lucky the analysis will be very quick, as the schematic is on the units bottom plate. So the Analysis: Panel inner and outer control are both 10 position rotary switches. The Red Control is an 8 position rotary switch coupled to a transformer. The Third Control is marked White, and are ...
Indicator: RMI, Sperry Honeywell C-6E Front image 1 Rear image 2     Specifications: Model Number: C-6E Part Number: 1784460-656 Serial Number: 7081240 Size: 3.175" sq x 10.25"long Weight: 3.9lbs Mounting: Clamp, 3ATI-S ARINC 408, MSP 9963B  (3x MS35214-29 mounting  screws + MS35214-46 adjustment screw) Connector, Plug:   CA102356-35 Connector, Mate: Pinouts: Sperry - Honeywell manual pn: C15-2151-003 ...
This is a visual inspection to see what I'm up against. So without delay lets get into it. Disassembly: First remove the foil around the rear of the bezel. Unthread the large black ring on the back of the connector. There is a large O-ring that will come out after the back has been removed. The RMI internally is divided into six sections.  I have described them from Front Face to the Rear Connector.  This is just to inspect the unit and see what I will have to plan for, as of yet I st ...
Ok, So you think you have a library, what maybe a dozen or so books lying and a few pdfs around? Well at the last big count I was well over 1000, some are still in boxes, and some lost forever. So you really should organize it. I Have a large collection of various book, Fiction (first editions of Robert Ludlam and Isaac Asimov), Cooking Books, Lots of Movies, DIY shows, well you get the idea. So you need to organize it. Your choices are very limited: Dewy (like in your local and maybe your scho ...