L3 Trilogy ESI-2000

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L3 Trilogy ESI-2000

#1 Post by brodhaq » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:21 pm

Hello from Prague, Pavel here. I am developing the L3 Trilogy ESI-2000 ESIS (electronic stand-by instrument system). Sofar all flight/navigation functions are working, all speed references are adjustable for multiengine or single engine aircraft. All the speed/altitude/heading/slip/horizon indicators take raw x-plane flight model data and calculate the results on their own (aka taking sea level pressure and user-set QNH in consideration), so this unit is fully independent on the native x-plane cockpit indicators (so this will remain working even when all other insturments are set failed via xplane instructor station). Failures of this ESIS will be triggered separately.
All I need to do is finish the menu functionality, charge/discharge logic and failures (there is a plan to toggle failures of individual sensors from another Air Manager via network). Currently X-Plane only, no plans to do FSX/P3D ready.
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(it was the very first version, with lot of bugs which were resolved since then).
Original unit: http://www.l3aviationproducts.com/products/trilogy-esi/
I am developing the actual hardware unit (bezel, buttons, LCD display, raspbery Pi - all in one ethernet plug-and-play) which might be available for sale in not so distant future via our small company.

Next plan: Universal Avionics EFI-890r - also fully featured EFIS with all modes/menus/failures, also with available hardware unit (buttons, displays, Raspbery Pi, remote panels for full cockpit, etc) :) Expect in 2018. Currently hardware development in progress, software dev will start in few weeks.


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Re: L3 Trilogy ESI-2000

#2 Post by Sling » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:54 am

Nice work Pavel. I was going to do the ESI-2000 at some future point because it's one of the units I have access to. If you ever need any confirmation with a real world unit then just let me know and I'll see what I can do. L-3 manuals are pretty good so you can get almost everything you may need from them.

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Re: L3 Trilogy ESI-2000

#3 Post by brodhaq » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:31 pm

Hello,
that is a great offer - actually I need following things:
1) When the aircraft power is disconnected, so the unit starts its 5 minutes countdown: can you make a video how the messages look? There should be yellow and later red blinking message "press any key for battery power" and countdown timer, but in the manual there is no actual screenshot where those messages are placed, how fast they blink, etc.

2) Can you make a video of unit boot, from cold and dark, including selftest and alignment, until fully ready unit?

3) If you have time, please record a complete manual shutdown.

That is all I need, today I am finishing the battery power logic and it will be done. All items described above are done, but I can easily change the graphic or time parameters to 100% match. Today I did the status screen, etc - the unit is quite complex and not so easy 8-)

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Re: L3 Trilogy ESI-2000

#4 Post by Sling » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:25 am

When you ask for a manual shutdown do you mean switch off aircraft power and force the unit to switch off by pressing buttons. If yes that is what we normally do to shut them down anyway to save the battery from the full 5 minutes of use. I can do item 2 on your list because I think I have a video of that already. The other items I can do but not for a while because we don't currently have a unit. I'll find that video and pm you and I'll do the other bits when we next get a unit.

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Re: L3 Trilogy ESI-2000

#5 Post by brodhaq » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:09 am

Perfect, thanks :)

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