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Feb 25, 2018

Project status: February 2018


While there hasn't been much info to share for the last month, we've been making steady progress towards the beta release of SimVimCockpit (previously ArdSimX.2).

Uploading Arduino firmware using the plugin is mostly done, and now we just need to make sure it works on different OS.

Most of the work this month was done on the new configurator and the parameters list.

Unlike our previous interfaces, which directly worked with X-Plane commands and Datarefs, SimVimCockpit works with a list of pre-defined parameters. Each single parameter has its own unique name (like "PARAM_NAME_SW") that is linked to an X-Plane dataref/command, and at the same time includes all the necessary options, many of which are specific to a particular dataref or I/O type, so that the users won't have to include these options in their configuration file.

For example, such parameters as display digits number and dot position for every specific 7-segment display are pre-defined. These options will not appear in the configurator, but can still be modified from their default values manually if you need to configure them for use with a custom dataref, for example.

Since every parameter now has its unique pre-defined NAME, the configuration file is universal, and every custom plane may have an additional "correction" file that can include the same names with corrected options or linked custom datarefs.

We're still planning to make a separate, simpler configuration tool for tuning these options to custom aircraft.
Also, after release we plan to make several parameter replacement files for some of the popular custom aircraft models.

The updated website with info on SimVimCockpit will be available soon.

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    1. Ardsimx2 will be named SimVimCockpit.

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  2. I think everyone is excited and patiently waiting for this release :)

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  3. It looks like things are coming together now. The configurator has a new look. Wow!! Still under construction but I can't wait 8-)

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  4. Great to see it is now live!! Can't wait to test this weekend! PropWashSim.com

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