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SimVim Instrument Panels

Standalone external instrument panels

SimVim Panel is an easy-to-use program providing a set of realistic, fully-functional aircraft instruments to be displayed on a computer that is connected by network to the main computer with X-Plane and ArdSim plugin.

Software includes full-set "plug-and-fly" customized instrument panel for specific aircraft. We will provide pre-made instrumant panels for any aircrafts, ready to be used with X-Plane (later with FS).

The program doesn't require any configuration on the user's part. Once you download our ArdSim plugin for X-Plane and run the program on another computer in the local network, they will connect automatically.

The system is built in such a way that any number of computers with different instrument panels can be connected to the main computer running X-Plane. The instrument panels themselves are designed to accurately represent the functionality and positions of the actual instruments of specific aircraft that customer will need. Every instrument is made as close to original as possible and has real sizes on the chosen LCD screens.

System requirements: The program doesn't require a powerful system - any old PC with processor frequency of about 1000 Mhz can be used. For our Baron58 one very old PC is used for full panel. It is Celeron 1000 with old Nvidia 5500 card and Linux Porteus running on the Flash card.

A convinient way is to use an old laptop with additional LCD monitor connected to it. Here is an exapmle of the "basic six" running very smoothly on Asus EEE PC 900 screen (see the first video below). Almost every old laptop has a VGA output, allowing the connection of a larger display, making for a rather cheap (and quiet) system. You can even connect it with wi-fi instead of a cable.

Video: 1) Asus Netbook EEE 900, 2) Baron 58 Panel - VOR flags, bars and card demo, 3) Baron 58 Panel - HSI and Turn Coordinator flags demo...

Program prototypes currently work on Linux, Windows and Raspberry Pi.

Instruments example

ASI ( click on the picture)

VOR ( click on the picture)

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