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?

grill

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 ;-)



Aktuell haben wir im Hintergrund so einiges zu tun, denn im November wollen wir in Lelystad zum ersten Mal ausstellen. Bis dahin müssen die schon lange angekündigten Produkte fertig und getestet sein. Daher laufen aktuell viele Dinge parallel ab und es gibt verhältnismäßig wenig neues zu berichten.

Neuigkeiten gibt es aber von der Sidebase. Wir haben einige versprochene Details ergänzt, so zum Beispiel das Floor Light und einige weitere Accessoires. Den Aschenbecher wird es allerdings nicht geben. Einerseits kennen wir genügend Fluglinien, die dieses Teil ausgebaut haben und andererseits wird unser Cockpit rauchfrei sein - zumindest von Zigaretten... ;-)





We increased stock level also for shell frame parts...



 

During the next weeks we plan to develop a shell frame version especially for smaller rooms.

Auch für den Shell-Frame haben wir den Lagerbestand erhöht...



In den nächsten Wochen wollen wir noch eine Version des Shell Frames speziell für kleine Räume entwickeln.

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