This article provides some guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting simulators and simulator equipment. WARNING: ONLY solutions permitted to clean avionics screens, genuine or otherwise etc. should be used. Don’t spray cleaners directly onto the item. Don’t get moisture into any openings. Use caution when cleaning polycarbonate lenes covering the CGI (Computer Generated Instruments). Recommendations Frasca […]
The Converter Testing Program allows the user to drive each channel to a specific voltage, to monitor switch and control functionality, and to monitor the effect of repositioning FTD controls for testing and calibration.
Each time FTD power is switched on, the POST runs automatically.
The Servo Board (800-00018) interfaces the Converter board to various indicators and controls that are used in the simulator. The Servo Board is an Analog Board that should never be plugged into a digital slot on the motherboard.
The following potentiometers for Servo Board Calibrations are listed as reference. Refer the individual calibration procedures for more information.
A Converter Board sometimes fails the AD test for the Converter Board on a Zendex 80386/8086 in my MB1 Chassis.
Resolution: Modify the Converter Board to Rev G for noise reduction.
The Converter Board FPN800-00013 is typically configured according to the following:
The Converter Board (800-00013) is typically used for controlling annunciators and solenoids, reading potentiometers for lighting bus dimmers or for control positions, as well as reading switch positions.
There is a feature on this board that allows you to save the desired initial state so that it will drive the MB1 chassis to that state as soon as it powers up, even if the Host is not yet communicating.
A modification was added to the Converter Board which significantly reduces the magnitude of noise spikes on the A/D channels. This is known as a Rev G modification.