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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, collectives, seat shakers and tillers. Utilizing minimal to zero backlash gearboxes in a variety of configurations in conjunction with DC brush type motors, friction and inertia are virtually zero and are not present in the flight controls.

Our unique coupled-mass servo force-loop technology provides the technical foundation for all our systems. Combined with highly responsive electric actuators and sophisticated math software models, the 400-X Feedback Control Loader System provides the highest fidelity control loading anywhere.

The aircraft control model is based on real aircraft data model. Any type of control system can be simulated: fully boosted, partially boosted or non-boosted. The spring rate and the damping can be varied so that the system can simulate the change in the force gradient and damping that is present with the change in dynamic pressure.

Friction, stops, breakouts, boost actuators, non-linear gearing, non-linear hinge moments and auto-pilots (simulated and real) are available with this system.

For aircraft that have separate left and right controls, separate actuators can be utilized and the controls can be linked via software.

400-X Feedback Control Loader System can be used with our 300-X Feedback Control Loader System and our full motion base platform product line to make a comprehensive and cohesive system for simulation training.

All systems come with a full one year warranty and lifetime email/phone technical support. For more information on our warranty, please click here. Extended warranties are available.

For information on our software packages for this system, please click here.

Reliability. Proven.

System Failure is not an option for us... with a MTBF of decades and virtual no maintenance. HFCL-X was made to last.

Customized Systems

With several models and designs to choose from, we work with you to get the job done... from design, manufacture and installation.

Support

Always at your fingertips... Need your team trained... we do that too.

Model 400-x Actuator - Other configurations available.

Standard Specifications for 400-X Systems include:

AxisPeakContinuousFriction
Ailerons (Roll)*64 Lbs (86Nm)32 Lbs (43Nm)0.8 Lbs (1Nm)
Elevators (Pitch)*170 Lbs (230Nm)85 Lbs (115Nm)2.1 Lbs (2.7Nm)
Rudders (Yaw)*340 Lbs (460Nm)170 Lbs (230Nm)4.2 Lbs (5Nm)

Fixed Wing Aircraft Experience

Embraer EMB-120

Beechcraft King Air

Boeing 737 Loft

Boeing 737 JTS

AT-3

Cessna T-37

Cessna T-38 Talon

Beechcraft King Air C-90

Beechcraft Baron

Northrop F-5 Tiger

Piper Cheyenne Pa-42

Boeing C-17 Globemaster

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Cessna 421

Beechcraft Super King Air B200

Douglas A-1 Skyraider

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

ACT-02

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II

Bombardier CL-415 Water Bomber

McDonnell Douglas DC-9

JSTARS E-8C

Cessna Ironbird Jet

Bombardier CRJ (Canadian Regional Jet)

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

Dornier 328

Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler

Beechcraft C-12 Huron

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Lockheed F117 Nighthawk

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

Rotary Wing - Helicopter Experience

Robinson R-44

Airbus HH-65 Dolphin

Sikorsky MH-60 / SH-60 Seahawk

Bell B212

Bell UH-1N Twin Huey

Boeing AH-64 Apache

Boeing AH-64 Apache Longbow

Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low

Boeing CH-47 Chinook

Control System Modeling

Multi-Mass Modeling
Aircraft Measurement
Aircraft Dynamic Curves
Verification and Validation

Terrain and Nautical Applications

Steering Wheels
Joystick Controls

Rotary Wing System Applications

Collective Lever
Cyclic Stick
Directional Pedals

Fixed-Wing Systems Applications - FAA Level 6

Flight Stick, Wheel & Column
Rudder Pedals
Throttle Controls
Auto-Pilots
Trim and Tillers

Flight Control Model:

Coupled mass system. Model includes cable spring, coupled mass, friction, damping, aero hinge moment, aero damping, boost actuators, non-linear gearing, breakout, centering spring, for and aft stops (fixed or movable), trim, autopilot engage, weight on nose wheel, nose wheel velocity and nose wheel velocity angle.

Control Parameters from Host:

Dynamic pressure, roll rate, pitch rate, yaw rate, dynamic pressure divided by velocity, boost oil pressure, autopilot command, autopilot engage, weight on nose wheel, nose wheel velocity and nose wheel angle.

Variables to Host:

Stick positions, Pedal position, Surface positions, control forces, nose wheel angle, nose wheel force, error code. Others available upon request.

Interfaces:

Several interfaces are available: Bit 3, Ethernet, DR-11W (Concurrent), HSD (Encore), and UBC (Universal Bus Controller, Harris). Bit 3 is the easiest to use, Ethernet is the lowest cost for hardware. RS-232 can be used but is usually too slow. DR-11W, HSD, and UBC are essentially obsolete and should only be used with older host computers.

Power Requirements:

115 (230) volts, 7 (3.5) amps peak per axis
115 (230) volts, 1 (0.5) amps quiescent per axis
115 (230) volts, 3 (1.5) amps for the processor

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