During my last flight to Singapore (in December 2018) I had the chance to fly with our local carrier Austrian to Zurich and back to Vienna. There I recorded the cabin announcements as we were sitting direct below the speaker 😀.
Only crazy Homecockpit builders are doing this 😂
I cut them to the required length and modified them from the sound to remove the engine noise. They are now fitting perfect to the flight phases triggered by Prosim AFAS, an old but fantastic working tool with the possibility of recognizing your destination airport and playing the correct files accordingly.
I also took the opportunity to move Prosim AFAS to another machine, which is closer to the speakers and therefore reduced the noises on the cable.
Therefore the shell has to be opened on one side. Here a quick view behind the shell.
It sounds perfect and very realistic now.
During the boarding process I noticed that Austrian in playing some Austrian classic music, e.g the “Donauwalzer“, so I decided to implement this as well. Now via boarding and de-boarding process from GSX the Donauwalzer can be heard in the flightdeck.
Now I found the post of René on the Prosim forum explaining how he is interfacing his own built wet Compass. Quite simple to be honest. Take an Arduino board (eg. this one on Amazon) and his own built compass, it’s nearly plug and play.
The Arduino board is converted to a mobiflight board with the firmware modification. Required software can be found here.
I have mounted the wet compass in its position and as there are also LEDs included I connected them to the responsible switch. Quite nice product.
Thanks René. Get with him in touch trough the Prosim Forum to get an price with shipping to your country.
Shipping was absolutely fine and René is very fast in responding and providing the asked information. I can recommend this product if you are looking for a wet Compass solution.
I wish you and your families a merry Christmas and a happy holidays.
This year new on our Christmas tree a Boeing sparkling snow flake, which we bought from the official Boeing store in Singapore when we were there for a short vacation trip in beginning of December this year.
Back in September I was flying from Venice to Vienna during the weekly Wednesday event from VACC Austria. there were a lot of traffic for runway 29, so I had to initiate a go around due to possible blocked runway and no given landing clearance. enjoy the flight and the interesting approach.
This is a short 5x timelapse video where we encountered severe thunderstorms and turbulence when we departed out of Treviso[LIPH] in Italy. It felt very real in the flightdeck with the Body Shakers doing their work for the turbulence and the visual effects as well.