Aircraft Owners Log
Framework safe in new Building, power and lighting now on, Aircon in hole in wall, cladding internally completed. Blocking wall cutout but not fitted. Monitors mounted but not solid or calibrated. Overhead panels still loose in frame.
MIP almost 100% ready for transfer to the Aircraft,Sound system setup and tested. Throttles just need power from MIP, Pedistal needs a new power supply 12v/5v installed. Overheads still need 5mm shimms and mount locating screws, and perspex plate assy for controller cards, plus wiring all indicators to Same.
Interior sidewall plans yet to be started for left and right sides, or rear wall.
Seats to be mounted (using a office chair at present for build).
Overhead Lining to be manufactured/fitted including speakers for warning system and intercom system.
Window Frames need work to complete to correct shape (mouldings etc).
Pedistal has new power supply, Captains Audio fitted to Ped.
Making cables for Heasets for Captains Side, and readying Throttles for fitting.
Frame needs to be raised 85mm to accomodate Open Cockpits MIP that is 30mm higher than expected. Rear wall will need modification after it has been raised.
Overhead Aft panel 85% completed and tested. I am happy with this panel and it is operating as expected, so will fit this to roof and use as is, until funding allows me to replace the IRS and LE Flaps panels with more realistic units in the future.
A new delivery of parts has arrived (New Overhead Forward frame, new MCP, Second Audio Panel for Pedistal, New Clock for F/O side MIP, new panels for sidewalls).
New power supplies kindly donated by John Cochrane of SA. Professional grade 60A units to be fitted to cockpit to replace ALL smaller units scattered around the pit, with 1x 5v unit and 1x 12v unit. This will now power all devices, radios, backlighting etc from these superior units.
Fitted all panels to new Overhead Frame, commencing re-wire to fit new framework, fitting new control cards to overhead via perspex rear panel cover fixings. will now wire all to new sim wide power source for more reliable voltage.
Warp and Blend software (FlyElise) installed and licensed. Test flights show promising visuals with all screens running above 25 frames sec at Ultra settings at low level flight in heavy terrain.
1000 Watt audio tested and found sufficient for flight experience.
Headset adapters manufactured for both sides of cockpit ready for dual operation.
Wiring of Fwd Overhead panel almost complete, just needs to be tidied up and tested. Panel screws to be upgraded to False Dzuz and initial config of Flight Illusions Guages set to allow easy config.
In discussions with landscapers and fencing people to modify the Customer Entrance to be suitable for frequent traffic.
Landscape Gardiner on retainer to setout soak wells and drainage in time for winter, cement in a landing and fabricate a gate to exterior fence.
Carpenter located and Sim Frame Skirt fitted and rear of Frame made verticle in preparation for Sim Wall.
False Dzuz fittet to Fwd Overhead
AeroSimSolutions manufactured blanking plates for pedistal
All Network points completed and working
all power supplies removed ready for re-power with Large Power Supplies from John.
Kegerator/Drinks Fridge located into Sim Hall to lubricate all fittings and fixtures (lol).
Skirt Issues!! found to be too low at front, MIP not able to be located correctly.
MIP Will have to be key for a height adjustment of the skirt.
Purchase of two IPECO J Rail Seats from the US.
Upgrade parts for Visual PC to SLI GTX 1070 Founders edition cards.
Re-Wiring commenced to incorporate new parts and new power supplies
USB Vga installed on PC3 to enable F/O FMC/CDU to function
Seat Covers Washed and repaired
Seat Foam Repaired
Seat mechanism Lubricated
Outsourced for Seat Rails
Efis and MCP to be removed as some buttons are stuck
FMC2 removed and repaired at Gostronics (VGA Bad)
Seat J Rails arrived from Simujabs
Overhead Forward mounts Made and fitted to Overhead panel ready to be welded
More wiring to the MIP
Investigation into SLI issues with SIM pc1
Wiring prepared for Pedistal and Overheads
Cutout of MDF for Captains Sidewall
Cutout of MDF for the F/O Sidewall
Map Light Panels Constructed
EFIS and MCP button issues resolved and MCP re-fitted to MIP
Sidewall constructed and Painted
Mounts for Forward overhead constructed
Devider wall doors and viewing windows cut
Devider wall painted
Roster chalk board installed on Devider wall
Custom Door purchased for Devider wall
Perspex purchased for viewing windows
Sound X Devices purchased for Intercom
Forward overhead mounts welded in place
Fake Sheepskin sourced for Pilots chairs
Panels from RusCool purchased for Intercom
Aft Overhead holes drilled and Aft Overhead fitted
Wiring mounted along side Fwd Overhead
Map lights fitted to frame
Fwd Overhead removed as Guages not working
LE Flaps Unit ordered
LE Flaps unit fitted to aft Overhead
Sent guages away for warranty work to Switzerland
All guages and controller replaced
New Controller and new guages ordered for MIP from Flight Illusions
Roof Liners and Roof Eybrow liners ordered
Inspection of structure revealsed frame not anatomically correct
USB extension added to overhead
Display issues and wiring in cocpit MIP
Throttle into cockpit
Wired Pedistal for 12v/5V in preparation for connection to mains power