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

Since the version 0.9.62 SimVimCockpit has “embedded FMS/CDU” configuration for SimVimMatrix. Now you don’t need to assign all those 140 buttons one-by-one, you 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 columns … More SimVimCockpit FMS/CDU/ MCDU predefined matrix Configuration

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