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Florida Institute of Technology mentions Servos in published Article

Last week, FIT’s Human Spaceflight Lab had an article written about what they were doing. A few years ago, Mr. Doule came to us with an idea… an idea of something that he required, but wasn’t quite sure as to how to get there. Take a look at the article and how Servos helped them…

The Ultimate Checklist for Buying a Motion Platform

What should one look for when purchasing a Motion Platform… Here’s a short list. How long has the manufacturer been in business? Does the manufacturer actually do their own in-house engineering or are they reselling the system (this matters)? What does the motion platform use for moving the axis? Is it hydraulic, electric, pneumatic or…

CRJ Simulator Rehab – Part 2

So getting back to the CRJ refurb… The buyer decided to get it working again… Step 3 – Reverse engineering the whole system (hindsight being 20/20, the overhead panel was the best place to start) Starting with the overhead panel, I wanted to see what parts were used to make it work. It was the…

CRJ Simulator Rehab – Part 1

So a few months ago, we took on a project to rehab a CRJ-700 simulator that was dead… like dead dead. None of the computers worked…but… So a business associate contacted me about this CRJ system and that he had a buyer for it. Sight unseen, I said sure, it should be fixable. So said business…

Is Virtual Reality (VR) Finally A “Reality” Or Not?

Is Virtual Reality (VR) Finally A “Reality” Or Not? Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for a relatively long time. The first one that I can remember working on was back in 1993 or so. We built a gimbal that a person sat in and put a very large and clunky helmet on their head…

How Are Feedback Control Loaders Used In Simulation?

How are feedback control loaders used in simulation? Why are they used in full-flight simulators? How did they come into use? Let’s explore… Let’s start with the basics… what is a feedback control loader? or more simply, a control loader? Well, it isn’t a large piece of machinery for farming… A control loader is used to…

When should a simulator require refurbishment or be replaced?

When should a simulator require refurbishment and when should it need to be replaced? That is a problem that every training company has to think about when it comes to aging simulators. With more and more pilots needing training and proper training at that, our aging simulators need some help. If the systems were upgraded…

The Motion Base Platform Requirement (As seen through the eyes of a Feedback Control System Engineer)

This white paper was originally written by Mr. Bruce Baker. I have taken the liberty of republishing my father’s works for all to learn from. Enjoy – Rachel Over the last several years, there has been much discussion about the need for motion base platforms for aircraft simulators. Several times, an attempt has been made to…

How does one precisely control a motion base platform? (or how make a non-linear system linear)

How does one precisely control a motion base so that the user can know where the motion base is in space and can modify where the centroid of the moving platform coordinate system is in space? Servos and Simulation’s engineers were recently presented with that exact problem. To compound the problem, Servos & Simulation’s motion…

Feedback Control Loader – Product Literature

Model 400-x FAA Level 7 through D Control Loader Systems Model 400-X Feedback Control Loader System was designed to meet the world’s highest levels of certification from the JAA, FAA and military equivalents for rotary and fixed wing aircraft, but can be adapted for a variety of training simulation apparatus such as steering wheels, throttles,…

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