Posts Tagged ‘ Simulator ’

“Poitou” moved to her new home in Munich

Oct 3rd, 2015 | By

October 2015: ex F-BHRU “Poitou”‘s nose section was successfuly moved to her new home in Munich.  The new 140m² hangar will allow the construction of the visual system. It is located 5m below the surface in a giant basement providing a cool and dry environment.    

Caravelle project continued – programming gauges

Aug 28th, 2015 | By

August 2015: Progress has been excellent in recent days. All engine & hydraulic gauges have been installed and brought to life. The HZ4 horizons have working flight director bars and integral lightning. Watch these you tube videos for more: Engine spool up Hydraulic leak (Simulated)  

Repainting of “Poitou” has begun

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

September 2014: The repaint of the cockpit section of Poitou has begun. So far the dark and light blue stripes are applied.  The white stripe and top will be applied shortly. Exterior works should be complete by the end of the month! Stay tuned for more updates.

Restoration update

Aug 8th, 2014 | By
Polishing works are almost complete.

August: “Poitou” has been put back on its refurbished trailer and awaits repaint in September / October  2014. The correct colours of Air France have been found after over a year of research. The nose gear wheel well has been cleaned and left in its original condition. Areas of extensive corrosion have been repainted. Meanwhile

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Poitou primed

Mar 23rd, 2014 | By

March 2014: Nose section of F-BHRU “Poitou” has been primed. With the completion of corrosion works a layer of epoxy primer has been sprayed onto the fuselage. This will inhibit any further corrosion. Before “Poitou” will receive its original 1960s Air France colours the 1L main door mechanism has to be fixed and the projector

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All overhead panels complete

Feb 16th, 2014 | By

With the completion of UP5 (Warning and Annunciator Panel) we have now finally completed all overhead panels of “Poitou”. They are tested and ready to be installed in the cockpit. We are currently working on the drawers for the avionics rack which will house all circuit boards for the simulator. Some programming is still left

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