SimVim FMS CDU Test

Pre-release version of SimVim CDU program for SimVimPanel is ready. 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 SimVim CDU either as part of SimVim Panel with background and working clickable buttons, or as a screen … More SimVim FMS CDU Test

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) … More FMS CDU text output

SimVimCockpit FMS/CDU/ MCDU predefined matrix Configuration

The next SimVimCockpit version (0.9.62) will have “embedded FMS/CDU” configuration for SimVimMatrix. Now, you won’t need to assign all those 140 buttons one-by-one, you’ll just need to select one device (Boeing CDU or Airbus MCDU) in the configurator. Here is the matrix wiring diagram for two CDUs (Boeing style and Airbus style). The 16 blue … More SimVimCockpit FMS/CDU/ MCDU predefined matrix Configuration

New B200 SimVim Panel

The next SimVimPanel update will include the updated Beechcraft B200 panel modules, which were available in the previous program versions, before SimVimCockpit plugin. The updated modules includes full realistic panel background for those who don’t make cover plates for their panel, new radio devices and better instrument positioning, closer to the real panel. Also, variations … More New B200 SimVim Panel

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 … More 2-needle Instruments