As a small "father & son" team, we was started this project from scratch as Input/Output control interface in 2011 with our first "no-library" Arduino program code developments, test programs for X-Plane UDP protocol, early "stand-alone" code versions for our Baron 58 cockpit. >>
In the process of building the B58 panel we have decided to develop a universal input/output system based on Arduino and give a simple solution for home cockpit builders to create control interface for their DIY simulators without applying lots of programming and a heap of electronics.
We are Vlad and Roman (father and son). This is our "SimVim" team and we gladly provide information on this website to help home cockpit simulator builders since 2012. All our software is intended to be always non-commercial and should be used for non-commercial purposes.
The main goal of this project is to popularize the exciting hobby of making home cockpits for flight simulation. Being experienced professianals in fields of electronics and programing, we tried to make our own interface easy to start for all newcomers and explain all aspects of the technologies for cockpit building on this website.
We are aiming to constantly update and improve our website and projects to provide you convenient software and information that can help you build your cockpit.
To help our project, you can become our supporter ("patron") on Patreon.
Patreon is a fundraising/donations website, it complements the usual donation options, but lets you support your favorite projects on monthly basis, not just one-time.
Such subscription model is often considered to be the most convenient for both sides of the process: for the creators it is beneficial in the long term, and for the patrons - the ability to promote the creators by giving "invisible pennies" in return for continued project support and development.The sum that you specify can start with just $1...3 and withdrawing every month from your PayPal. Only You can decide how much to pledge (any sum monthly), change amount or stop patronage at any time.
Even if you want to just give a one-time donation, you can subscribe and then unsubscribe after the 1st week of the month.
This is our newest, easy to use and most advanced control interface that allow you to make everything you need for your home cockpit.
These projects are no longer supported, all their functionality having been displaced by newer ArdSimX versions.
Note: if you have started to build your cockpit using early XPData or ArdSim, you can easyly switch to the latest interface, even without dismounting your input connections, just reprogram your Arduino and create new configuration files.
The predecessor to ArdSimX. Main differences:
An offshot of XPData library utilizing built-in X-Plane communication protocol and used for INPUTS only. No X-Plane plugins required, everything is done in Arduino code, using library functions.