It's getting excited. We start to pack our things. Shell Frame got partially disassembled to fit into our van. We hope to build it up again withing 30 minutes... ;-)

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Meanwhile, we have been working for over three years with the construction of our home cockpit. Last year around the same time we took a self-developed pedestal box to Lelystad and have carefully tested the market.

In the last 12 months we have intensively constructed modules, developed products and built prototypes. Day and night!

And today, a week before the FSweekend 2014, we are ready!

 

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It would be a lie to say we are not a little proud of what we have done. Of course, we want and we will continue. There is still much to do. For example, the 3-monitor solution to the MIP, the Single Seater and of course - a project on which we are particularly pleased - the Interior Lining Kit for the shell.

But first we go to Lelystad and show what we have!

Sidebase Grill stays a mystery!

Thanks to Andy we now know, that there is no cool air coming out of the grill when APU and PACKs are on. So the purpose of the grill is still a mystery.

This incredible discussion continues

Dennis A. has sent us another hint that sidebase grills are for airconditioning purpose. A look into A320 dokumentation shows that the outlets for aircon are quite near these grills and there are also a few other grills with the same part numbers in the cockpit - also near the aircon outlets.

Pressure equalization seems to be off the table as there are specific outlets for this at other places.

To check theorie: Anybody out there who can start APU and Packs and hold hand to the grill to check if cool air is coming out?

 

 

Additional theory!

Thanks to Chris we have an additional theory about sidestick area grill. It may be the case that this grill prevents the aircraft from getting damaged in case of a rapid decompression as it allows a quick pressure-equalizing.

 

+++ Update +++

We got news about the sidestick area grill. As technicians in MUC found out that there is nothing really behind that grill another visitor took a deep dive into the avionics compartment to find the reason for the existance of this grill.

New theory now is that this is for ventilation of the avionics area and an indicator e.g. for smell in the compartment.

Many thanks, Dennis!

We now know how to simulate smoking avionics.... :-)

 

Unbelievable story!

First response to our request concerning the sidebase grill was that this opening is for air ventilation. But this turned out to be false. As far as we could follow our good friend Andy forwarded this question to his pilot colleagues and this topic turned into an expert discussions.

With the result that some maintenance people at MUC (Munich Airport) disassembled this grill to find out what's behind. The result is: nothing! Most probably this thing is for maintenance of sidestick ....

Guys, it's us simmers who let you know your working equipment... ;-)

 

A new batch of knobs arrived. Now we are ready for Lelystad On-Site Sales..... ;-)

We are working step by step on Sidestick Area. Today's challenge: The grill on the bottom of the stand.

Is there anybody out there who know what this grill is used for?

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Jetzt ist es offiziell!

Anfang November werden wir zum ersten Mal als Aussteller auf dem diesjährigen FSweekend in Lelystad dabei sein!




Last week we visited Chris Paulus from Cockpit Concept and had the chance for a live testing of his CPDLC. Very professional hard- and software with a high fun factor. Especially if you are flying in groups or with a flight instructor. Awesome!

It looks like we will see his DCUD in Lelystad.



Vergangene Woche haben wir Chris Paulus von Cockpit Concept besucht und sein CPDLC mal live getestet. Sehr processionell gemachte Hard- und Software mit hohem Spaßfaktor. Besonders, wenn man in der Gruppe oder einem Flight Instructor fliegt.

So, wie es aussieht, wird seine DCDU auch in Lelystad zu sehen sein.





We currently have a lot to do in the background so because in November we want to exhibit in Lelystad for the first time. Until then, the long-announced products must be finished and tested. Therefore, currently many things run from parallel and there is relatively little new to report.

But we have some news from the Side Base. We have promised to add some details, such as the Floor Light and some other accessories. So we did. The ashtray however will not be considered. On the one hand we know enough airlines have expanded this part and on the other hand, our cockpit will be smoke-free - at least from cigarettes ;-)



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