A cheap MCDU!

Hey Homecockpit-Builders and Aviation-Fans! Surely you already got in touch with the MCDU, the “Multipurpose Control and Display Unit” of the Airbus A320! This component is pretty complex to rebuild on your own and therefore not really cheap to buy. A new one, from Skalarki Electronics for example, comes to Read more…

My Homecockpit by January, 2019

Current Status

Hi Guys! Some time past since my last update – for good reasons. It’s been quite unclear, if I could continue with my project. I had to rethink the whole thing and came to the point, that I have to reduce my demands on realism, to create progress and to Read more…

Activating the Autobrake-Panel

Hey Guys! Some time ago I cabled my Autobrake-Panel with my Arcaze and Arduino modules. Here’s what I’ve done. Starting point was the Autobrake-Panel I bought from JAA. It was delivered with Korrys, Switches and Buttons but did not consist about any backlight. So on the TODO-List there was the Read more…

PDF/ND Lighting Panel in my home cockpit flight simulator

PFD/ND Lighting Panels

One point fewer on the todo-list of the MIP! The first challenge was to equip my JAA Panels with suitable potentiometers and buttons. Fortunately I could get a pair of older A320-type Opencockpits-Panels via the flightx.net community. Thanks a lot to Florian at this point!   Equipping the Panels So Read more…

Air distributor for my ventilation system in my A320 home cockpit flight simulator

Designing a Ventilation System

Some time ago, I recognized another home cockpit builder’s forum-thread. He’s building a Boeing 737-800 cockpit and he described how he constructed and installed a basic ventilation system. Thanks a lot, Daniel! 🙂 I was absolutetly excited by this idea! How literally cool would it be, to have a fully Read more…