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dnoize
11-03-2007, 08:23 PM
I just returned from the first day of the Aviodrome show.

A big thank you to the organisation who put together another perfect show again !

A big thank you also to all our visitors and customers who came to pay us a visit from all over the world. We had customers coming over from India, Russia, Turkey, Scandinavia, Spain, Germany, the UK and many other countries. Many thanks for dropping by and saying hi. I am amazed every time when i see how close the FS community is. Great to be part of it.

FlyEngravity joined up with CPflight and Xesa Motion Systems to offer complete turn key solutions: Motion platforms, plug and play hardware and highly detailed panels.

Now on to the first picture. I will give you all a sneak preview of new products to be released on short term.

Engravity is proud to announce a new co-production with CPflight. We teamed up to develop some new items together.

First a new full scale MCP. We developed a full scale new style mcp with some features not seen before.
First take a look at the pictures below (you can click on the pictures to enlarge them:

http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio1.JPG
http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio2.JPG
http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio3.JPG

Some of the key features:
* solenoid autothrottle disconnect switch. Yes you read it right. The switch flips back when the autothrottle disconnects !
You can see it in action here: YouTube - Solenoid Autothrottle disconnect switch
* New style MCP, full scale
* Molded push buttons with highly detailed legends.
* Backlit legends with illuminated flags.
* Aluminium powder coated custom made knobs.
* Functional Dual concentric rotary for the bank angle/heading
* Black window inserts around all display windows.
* white digits like the newer models.

Another Co-development we made with our friends from CPflight is not a Boeing item: we expanded our range to the airbus:
We are proud to announce our joint effort with CPflight to develop a A320 FCU/EFIS.
Pictures below:

http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio4.JPG
http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio5.JPG
http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio6.JPG
http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio7.JPG

Key features:
* full scale
* Custom made LCD display for the FCU, displaying all annunciation modes.
* Dual concentrics where needed
* Push/pull rotaries where needed
* Injection molded push buttons with highly detailed legends.
* Backlit pushbuttons with illuminated flags
* Aluminium powdercoated custom made knobs
* locking toggle switches.

Both the FCU and MCP come in enclosed metal casings and are fully plug and play through USB. No assembly needed whatsoever.

Next our new pedestal box with pedestal pro panels.
The panels match the CPflight radio and will be available in a pedestal configurator in the webshop shortly.
Key features:
* Fully aluminium
* Curved underside
* all welded
* cut-outs for circuit breakers and audio connectors.
* Fitted with aluminium inserts with the correct spacing to fit real panels, cp flight radios or any other panels that are conform aviation standard fasteners.
* The radio inserts can easily be lifted out to make adjustments to the radios or cables.

picture:
http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio8.JPG

Another item we worked on hard:
737 style firehandles
Key features:
* Heavy duty, full aluminium machined construction.
* Override buttons for locked levers.
* PCB based annunciation
* Operation identical to real ones.
* Top cap flips open to allow acces to pcb.
* Unlock, pull and turn action.

pictures:
http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio10.JPG
http://home.casema.nl/pago/avio9.JPG

There are many other products in the pipe line, amongst others, a backlit Performance Line Pro overhead. More news to follow soon.

All the above mentioned products enter production fase now and will be available shortly (over the next few months)

More pictures and more information will follow shortly in our read only section of the forum.

Any questions/comments welcome.

Stef

Joe Cygan
11-03-2007, 08:48 PM
Stef,
These are some amazing products!

Congrats to Robert/CPflight and the engravity team.

Respectfully,
Joe Cygan

Westozy
11-03-2007, 09:12 PM
Wow guys, your products are fantastic. Great to see you in cooperation with Claudio again, this can only mean superior products that will keep you way out in front of the rest.

Gwyn

Matt Olieman
11-03-2007, 10:07 PM
Robert, I'm absolutely amazed. Beautiful pieces of equipment, couldn't ask for anything better.

When is the price list going to be available, particulary for the FCU? :)

737NUT
11-04-2007, 12:08 AM
After i picked my jaw up, i'd like to say, NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dnoize
11-04-2007, 01:55 AM
Thanks guys!

The MCP will be aprox. 1149,-

The FCU + both EFIS will be aprox. 1549,-


Today is the 2nd day of the show. Will try to post some more pictures after i return tonight.

Stef

pdpo
11-04-2007, 09:21 AM
Hi all,

saw the airbus FCU in real life yesterday. Wow...its amazing in its detail.
If you can afford it... it for sure worth every penny..
the lcd is great. the buttons are of very high quality with nice backlight and
the green indicator is not lighted by the backlight. The dual rotarys (like the 100/1000
selection and on the pressure) are there. The only thing I did not like that much was the
feeling on the push/pull, very little travel (dont know either how this is in the real cockpit)
Overall... WOW


Greetz Peter

Matt Olieman
11-04-2007, 09:42 AM
I'm still drooling.... I dreamed about the FCU all night last night.... :) This will definitely be on my shopping list Robert :) :) :)

When I can I order mine?????

dnoize
11-04-2007, 06:35 PM
We will try to put them in the shops in december, it might be january, but over the next two months for sure.


Stef




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dodiano
11-04-2007, 07:55 PM
Take this from an A-320 Pilot Dude you guys are amazing!! That totally looks like an A-320 FCU!!! Congratulations boys and how much is that unit?? What software will it work with??

Regards,

Roberto

dodiano
11-04-2007, 07:58 PM
Actually the Push and Pull on the Real Airbus has very little travel... :)

Regards,

Roberto


Hi all,

saw the airbus FCU in real life yesterday. Wow...its amazing in its detail.
If you can afford it... it for sure worth every penny..
the lcd is great. the buttons are of very high quality with nice backlight and
the green indicator is not lighted by the backlight. The dual rotarys (like the 100/1000
selection and on the pressure) are there. The only thing I did not like that much was the
feeling on the push/pull, very little travel (dont know either how this is in the real cockpit)
Overall... WOW


Greetz Peter

dnoize
11-05-2007, 04:30 AM
Take this from an A-320 Pilot Dude you guys are amazing!! That totally looks like an A-320 FCU!!! Congratulations boys and how much is that unit?? What software will it work with??


Thank you for the compliments

For now it works with Project Magenta, But the AST guys were at the Aviodrome show too, and it looks like that will work too.

Since the unit is fully configurable it can work with desktop software too through direct access, but no plans have been made yet in that direction, but never know what the future will bring. Basically anything is possible.

Price for FCU and Both EFIS will be € 1549

Stef

dnoize
11-05-2007, 04:31 AM
Actually the Push and Pull on the Real Airbus has very little travel... :)

Regards,

Roberto

Thanks Roberto :-)

Stef




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dnoize
11-05-2007, 04:47 AM
Thank you for all the compliments guys, but dont forget this is a co-design with cpflight, it is not just Robert and me doing this, alot of credits go to Claudio and Paolo from cpflight too (electronics designs).

I will forward all your compliments to Claudio and Paolo too !

Stef





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Tomlin
11-05-2007, 09:51 AM
Guys, I dont really care too much for Airbus aircraft (but we all know that in reality, even though we have preferences, we love almost ANY thing that flies!) but this Airbus gear looks incredible. I am happy to see it coming out, and the great looking NG stuff too.

Congrats to the two companies making a great team effort.

dodiano
11-05-2007, 02:05 PM
Just one thing I notice on the Pics Is not that important and probably is a software Issue... But on the EFIS panel you can only Select one option either Ariport or VOR or NDB or waypoint but not 2 at a same time!

Regards,

Roberto



Thanks guys!

The MCP will be aprox. 1149,-

The FCU + both EFIS will be aprox. 1549,-


Today is the 2nd day of the show. Will try to post some more pictures after i return tonight.

Stef

dnoize
11-05-2007, 02:48 PM
Just one thing I notice on the Pics Is not that important and probably is a software Issue... But on the EFIS panel you can only Select one option either Ariport or VOR or NDB or waypoint but not 2 at a same time!


When i took the picture the unit was in testmode and only connected to power and not to PM.
In test mode you can press every key to light the annunciations. We just pressed some keys to show the annunciation and show there is no light bleeding.
In fact in this mode i could have lit up all the pushbuttons, but just pressed some random keys.

A pro like you sees that immedeately :-) Anyway....its not a bug, but just me having lit up some keys randomly :-)

Stef

dodiano
11-05-2007, 02:52 PM
Man it still looks amazing!! Beautiful work Guys!!

Regards,

Roberto

phil744
11-05-2007, 08:51 PM
I have to admit that both the Airbus and the Boeing parts look better actually in the flesh , those photos dont do them justice, I only wish that you do a 747MCP aswell, i think i would of taken 1 home with me if you did.

The quality and the feel of them had me convinced that they were actually the real life counterparts,

Just one question I forgot to ask, on the Airbus FCU was that the real LCD as used on the real thing?

Top Job, Well done guys!!

dnoize
11-06-2007, 07:46 AM
Just one question I forgot to ask, on the Airbus FCU was that the real LCD as used on the real thing?


Thank you for the compliments

The LCD display is a custom made LCD, replicating all text and annunciating modes. Even the large dots are displayed.

Not the real display from the real aircraft. That would have made the unit unaffordable ;-)
But i will take it as a very big compliment :-)

Too bad we didnt get to talk to eachother. (at least i think we didnt talk to eachother)

Stef

phil744
11-06-2007, 09:16 AM
Not to worry we will meet again, I was there very early and when i walked past it looked like you where experiencing a few "technical" problems so I thought that i would not disturb you.

I have to say fair play with the LCD, i know about having custom made LCD (other non FS stuff) and the cost, that truly is "as real as it gets" however you know im still gonna have a go at an LED equivelant;)

Simply perfect, Bring out a 747MCP Please!!

whoispankaj
11-06-2007, 11:02 AM
The best thing that i liked was that you guys are coming with a full scale 737 MCP....:)

Pankaj

dnoize
11-17-2007, 10:50 AM
And there is more to come.

but first some more pictures to show the level of detail:

FCU/EFIS:

http://home.casema.nl/pago/FCU_008.jpg
http://home.casema.nl/pago/FCU_004.jpg
http://home.casema.nl/pago/FCU_006.jpg
http://home.casema.nl/pago/FCU_007.jpg

MCP:

http://home.casema.nl/pago/MCP_001.jpg
http://home.casema.nl/pago/MCP_002.jpg

Matt Olieman
11-17-2007, 04:51 PM
I'm drooooooolingggg, can't wait to get my hands on the EFIS/FCU for my cockpit :)

Trevor Hale
11-17-2007, 05:34 PM
I have a feeling Matt, you will be quite happy with the product after looking at the pictures. Man, Why again did I give up on my A330? LOL

bindook
11-17-2007, 07:43 PM
I'm impressed. Any chance of a airshow special preorder price (u can only ask).????


Will u be also making the Airbus mcdu?


Michael

rprather
12-09-2007, 10:29 AM
... Man... I've REALLY missed some good stuff over the years! Time to get my a#* back to work on the sim!!!

Robert
www.777simulator.com

Trevor Hale
12-09-2007, 10:32 AM
Hey Robert.

Great to see you here.

Yeah, there has been some new stuff over the last while (during your stint away)

For those of you that don't know Robert Prather is one of the pioneers of this wonderful hobby of ours. Without people like him, we wouldn't be doing this sort of thing today :)

Best regards,

Trevor Hale

dnoize
12-09-2007, 11:16 AM
Hey Robert,

Good to see you here. Your project was one of the inspirators to start my sim years back.

Look forward to see your projects again.

Stef

Matt Olieman
12-09-2007, 12:30 PM
Hi Robert, good to see you again.... Hope all is well :)

W9XE/Project777
12-09-2007, 09:32 PM
Robert

Glad to see you have been able to take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and check on the updates.

We still need help in the 777 market. Would like to see you guys get Project Blue Sky back up. The overheads and CCU's are much needed.

Tomlin
12-10-2007, 10:38 AM
Robert Prather- Wow, good to see you pop in here! You were a great inspiration back in the day. What's been keeping you busy?

Geremy Britton
12-10-2007, 12:43 PM
Those great quality pictures just make you want to reach out an press a button or turn the heading selector - but then your finger hits the screen and you realise the dream isn't so sweet;)

dnoize
12-11-2007, 05:06 AM
In a couple of weeks you can actually press the buttons if you want instead of putting finger prints on your screen :-)

Stef



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dnoize
12-11-2007, 05:07 AM
Robert Prather- Wow, good to see you pop in here! You were a great inspiration back in the day. What's been keeping you busy?

Hmm...i'd guess his cars....very nice wheels btw.....

or maybe donna....and if shes not keeping him busy i want her phone number :-)

Stef



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dcutugno
12-11-2007, 08:30 AM
The only thing missing in FCU are those Backlighted knobs as the real one...

dnoize
12-11-2007, 04:29 PM
The lightplate does have the light ring to provide the light for translucent knobs.....

so it can easily be fixed...but not by us :-)

You probably mean the ones in the efis ?

Stef