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New ICS Plug & Play FWD and AFT overhead

Started by dnoize, May 17, 2011, 12:12:31 PM

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dnoize

May 17, 2011, 12:12:31 PM Last Edit: May 17, 2011, 10:26:28 PM by dnoize
Last november on the aviodrom show CPflight and FlyEngravity announced our new ICS Plug & Play FWD and AFT overhead.

Meanwhile several of these have been shipped to our customers. #1 being used full time in the 6 axis motion simulator we build for Simsensation (www.simsensation.nl).

The new ICS overheads are a complete co-development from FLYengravity and CPflight.

Mail us for pricing.

Some key features:

FWD overhead:
* PCB based, wiring is reduced to a minimum. The APEM switch version has no wiring at all (APEM switches mounted on the PCB), the Honeywell version only has wiring to the Honeywell switches..
* modular system, so maintenance friendly. seperate modules are connected through flatcables.
* One usb connection for the entire FWD and AFT overhead.
* Build in an aluminium powdercoated case
* Aluminium powdercoated frame with dzus replicas.
* Aluminium powdercoated backpanels
* Internally backlit lightplates. The lightplates are connected to the backpanels with a 2 pin connector.
* Plug and Play ICS interface: no need for any configuration. Natively supported by PMsystems, Flightdecksoftware and Prosim737
* Brightness of the backlit panels can be adjusted
* Functional solenoid startswitches
* Solenoid Yaw damper switch
* Solenoid wing anti ice switch
* Functional displays on the electrics panel
* Functional displays on the Pressurisation panel
* Functional Presurisation valve gauge
* All knobs included.
* Standard: APEM locking toggle switches. These look similar to the honeywell switches, but are slightly shorter and have a alumium cap.
* Optional: Honeywell locking toggle switches with white cap. The same ones as used in the real 737.
* Optional: All other gauges.

AFT Overhead:
* Connects to the FWD overhead, so one usb for the entire overhead.
* Build in an aluminium powdercoated case
* Aluminium powdercoated frame with dzus replicas.
* Aluminium powdercoated backpanels
* Plug and Play ICS interface: no need for any configuration. Natively supported by PMsystems, Flightdecksoftware and Prosim737
* Brightness of the backlit panels can be adjusted.
* Functional IRS with a custom made alfanumerical LCD display.
* Functional IRS keypad (when supported by the software)
* Functional LE flaps panel
* All modules functional, including EEC panel and radio management panel (when supported by the software).
* Optional: Oxy gauge


Now for the pictures:

FWD and AFT overhead fitted in the Simsensation motion sim we build.




Close up pictures with the honeywell switches fitted:




The Electrics Panel:




Overview:




The ICS interface PCB's from the back:




The AFT overhead:




The IRS display with Alfanumerical lcd display, backlit keypad and correct knobs:




Radiomanagement panel and EEC panel:



fly_ebos

Looks really awesome, unfortunatly I can't afford 7000 euro's :-(

dnoize

May 17, 2011, 10:24:16 PM #2 Last Edit: May 17, 2011, 10:48:39 PM by dnoize
Come on ! You Air traffic controllers make loads of money ;-)

But true. Its alot of money. You have to see it in perspective though:

If you source a aluminium case, frame, backlit panels, honeywell switches, startwitches, solenoid switches, functional electrics display, functional press display, functional IRS display and interfaces elsewere (especially prebuild), the price might not even be that much different.

Add to that the joy of truly plug and play: just plug in one usb cord, assign the comm port and off you go !

Stef

ivar hestnes

This must be absolutely brilliant for people in a rush, or people that dont have the skills for wiring, or the time to learn it. I like the idea very much, even if it removes some options for hardwiring certain functions.

Not an option for me, but for many builders this is exactly what they need.
:)

fly_ebos

I'll rephrase Stef: my treasurer would never sign of on that budget. Slow and increimental is okay ;)

727737Nut

Very Nice!  How about selling the start switches separately!
737 Junkie

jskibo

Sim 1:  F16, running Falcon 4 BMS - In Build using a mix of real and repro parts + Pokeys cards
Sim 2:  Light Twin / Single with RusCool EFD1000, RSG GTN750 and FI guages

jskibo

They do, as well as a you put it together all singing and dancing model
Sim 1:  F16, running Falcon 4 BMS - In Build using a mix of real and repro parts + Pokeys cards
Sim 2:  Light Twin / Single with RusCool EFD1000, RSG GTN750 and FI guages

dnoize

Quote from: fly_ebos on May 18, 2011, 02:45:50 AM
I'll rephrase Stef: my treasurer would never sign of on that budget. Slow and increimental is okay ;)

Lol @ treasurer ;-)

i thought every single part in our sims cost only 1 $ ;-)

Stef

dnoize

Quote from: 727737Nut on May 18, 2011, 02:52:28 AM
Very Nice!  How about selling the start switches separately!

You would probably be off cheaper finding real ones.
I have seen cole starter switches for as little as 200 $ the last year.

dnoize

Quote from: the mad hatter on May 18, 2011, 04:39:06 AM
me thinks that FDS also make a all singing and dancing one as well

We can offer you an all singing and dancing flight attendant as an option ;-)


phil744

Quote from: dnoize on May 18, 2011, 09:49:38 AM


We can offer you an all singing and dancing flight attendant as an option ;-)

You in a skirt Stef, hmmmmm  :idiot:
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757-200, P3D, LD767,Arduino, panels by some british moron, pile of dead airplane parts and a hammer!

Yeah i got one of these facebook things too http://www.facebook.com/Simvionics

phil744

Quote from: dnoize on May 18, 2011, 09:49:38 AM

We can offer you an all singing and dancing flight attendant as an option ;-)

Something like this then i will sign the dotted line :)

sign something else also ;)



(guess where this threads going?)
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757-200, P3D, LD767,Arduino, panels by some british moron, pile of dead airplane parts and a hammer!

Yeah i got one of these facebook things too http://www.facebook.com/Simvionics

jskibo

Quote from: phil744 on May 18, 2011, 03:38:47 PM
Quote from: dnoize on May 18, 2011, 09:49:38 AM

We can offer you an all singing and dancing flight attendant as an option ;-)

Something like this then i will sign the dotted line :)

sign something else also ;)



(guess where this threads going?)

Wow, that brings IBL to a whole new level........of course the B no longer stands for backlighting
Sim 1:  F16, running Falcon 4 BMS - In Build using a mix of real and repro parts + Pokeys cards
Sim 2:  Light Twin / Single with RusCool EFD1000, RSG GTN750 and FI guages

phil744

Lets be honest here, if she was you FO, PIC and she calls "gear up" you would not be able to keep a straight face would you?
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757-200, P3D, LD767,Arduino, panels by some british moron, pile of dead airplane parts and a hammer!

Yeah i got one of these facebook things too http://www.facebook.com/Simvionics

jskibo

Quote from: phil744 on May 18, 2011, 04:07:39 PM
Lets be honest here, if she was you FO, PIC and she calls "gear up" you would not be able to keep a straight face would you?

I think I would have a slight hydraulic leak :)
Sim 1:  F16, running Falcon 4 BMS - In Build using a mix of real and repro parts + Pokeys cards
Sim 2:  Light Twin / Single with RusCool EFD1000, RSG GTN750 and FI guages

dnoize


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