Simulator Solution Simstack: Jeehell FMGS Support

Simulator Solution‘s SimStack can now interface with Jeehell FMGS using FMGS FSUIPC offset.

SimStacks progress

SimStack Development Roadmap

Genuine aircraft components from Boeing and Airbus have different voltage and current requirements to drive their korry switches. SimStacks has a dizzying amount of options:

SimStack Foundation Board Features

  • Arduino Pro Mini compatible processor and Ethernet hardware
  • 16 digital inputs
  • 6 analogue inputs
  • 8 digital outputs with 4096 steps of PWM
  • Native in built H-Bridge for direct motor control
  • Spring loaded connectors for ease of use
  • Support for up to 4 SimStack Input Boards – to provide a total of up to 128 inputs [1]
  • Support for up to 7 SimStack Output Boards – to provide a total of up to 120 outputs [1]
  • Connectors for adding additional external SPI bus devices
  • Connectors for adding analogue input devices
  • Power inputs on the board edge –
    •  7-32vDC (required for board operation)
    • 2 additional voltages (0-32vDC for outputs 1-4 and 5-8)
  • Maximum current draw – 3A per channel and 20A total per board
  • Outputs channels are set in two blocks (1-4 and 5-8)
  • Dimensions: 170mm wide, 110mm height & 25mm thick
  • Provided with M3 spacers, nuts and screws for ease of mounting

We are most interested in the maximum current draw – 3 A per channel, or 20 A total per board. Airbus korry switches use traditional incandescent bulbs at 5 V, with each korry switch containing usually 4 bulbs rated at 0.115 A each.  Unfortunately traditional boards available in the market can not provide the required current as they are only compatible with LEDs.

I will be reaching out to Simulator Solutions in the next few weeks to trial their boards with the attempts to interface it with the Airbus simulator.

Where Simstack Fits… (John, 2014)

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