Cabin Announcements reworked

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 πŸ˜€.

Only crazy Homecockpit builders are doing this πŸ˜‚

departing during sunrise in Zurich

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.

Nordic Tour – Leg 4 and 5 – Aalborg [EKYT] to Trondheim [ENVA] to Sorvag [EKVG]

Today a dual leg report is here. Both again flown with the MD82.

Pushback in Aalborg

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Nordic Tour – Leg 3 – Oslo [ENGM] to Aalborg [EKYT]

And the next leg on our nordic tour. Again sorry for not flying in my flightdeck, but the handling of the MD82 is just lovely πŸ™‚ So much manual work compared to the 737NG.

pushback in Oslo

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Nordic Tour – Leg 2 – Hamburg [EDDH] to Oslo [ENGM]

Continuing the Nordic Tour. During the last weeks I have learned the MD82, the superb study level aircraft from Leonardo. Therefore I was continuing the tour up north to Oslo.

Boarding completed
Takeoff from runway 33

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Wet Compass upgrade

During the last year’s I have used this wet Compass solution.

Now I found the post of RenΓ© 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 RenΓ©. Get with him in touch trough the Prosim Forum to get an price with shipping to your country.

Shipping was absolutely fine and RenΓ© is very fast in responding and providing the asked information. I can recommend this product if you are looking for a wet Compass solution.