HCSCI(SimVim) version 1.0.68

The new HCSCI (SimVimCockpit) version is released. All previous versions was numbered 0.9.1 to 0.9.67, now it's time to move it to the next level (1.xx). Download the v 1.0.68 in the Configurator page. Please note that both the plugin and the firmware code have been reworked, so you will need to refresh the firmware... Continue Reading →

SimVimX FMS CDU Test

Here is the test of the beta release version of SimVimX CDU program for SimVimPanel. By default it supports standard X-Plane (ver. >11.30) CDU for all planes that use it, as well as custom support for Zibo B738. You can use the SimVimX CDU either as part of SimVimPanel with background and working clickable buttons,... Continue Reading →

FMS CDU text output

The SimVimPanel CDU, displayed on any cheap LCD screen connected to a mini-PC/Raspberry uses the default X-Plane CDU data structure, converting it into specific SimVim format. Current X-Plane CDU data format The X-Plane developers have added the dataref array for CDU screen content since XP 11.35: sim/cockpit2/radios/indicators/fms_cdu1_text_line# sim/cockpit2/radios/indicators/fms_cdu2_text_line#(where # is number from 0 to 15)... Continue Reading →

Make a cheap Breakout Board

When you have to use small SMD (surface-mount) chips and there are no ready to use breakout boards to be used with HCSCI interface, you can easily make them yourself, quickly and cheaply, without the need to make or order PCBs for each device. All you need is to buy a very useful cheap "adapter"... Continue Reading →

2-needle Instruments

If you need a two-needle instrument but don't have a suitable mechanism for one stepper or multi-shaft steppers, you can use separate steppers for each needle with additional gear wheels. Both gear wheels have to be of equal diameter, te second (bottom) stepper can have a zero-position sensor disc directly on its shaft. One stepper... Continue Reading →

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