I do not understand how to get this TQ properly connected to my computer. I have no software. But I do have a setup manual. This manual shows me how to do a setup for the FSX simulator using SIOC from opencockpits but I wish to be cautious and not do the wrong thing because I wish to hookup in X-Plane 11.

The TQ is connected to the computer via two (2) usb connectors and a Throttle Quadrant Manager Card powered by an external 12vdc  2amp output.to control the Parking Brake Light and to manage the output to the backlighting (if fitted). Requires a third USB socket connected to the PC.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. I have looked at the configurator for B737x TQ. Do I have to do anything prior to using the congigurator.


Mar 6 in Wiring, Powering by

1 Answer

A proprietary device like this can not just be used with SimVimCockpit without modifications. If it's designed for OpenCockpits, that's what it needs to be used with if you connect the device using its own USB interface.

If you manage to get it working with X-Plane (using OpenCockpit), then you may be able to use it alongside SimVimCockpit (but separate from it).

Or, if you're willing to do it, you can take it apart, remove all the electronics from it, and just connect all basic components located inside the TQ (potentiometers, buttons, etc.) to the controller board with SimVimCockpit firmware, as described on our website.
Mar 6 by
Thank you for your reply. It was very helpful.  I think your last piece of advice is the one that has the probability of getting something positive happening. So this the way I will go.

A couple of questions please which might be obvious but never-the -less:

By Controller board I presume you mean an Arduino Mega 2560?

Can you use more than one controller board (if needed) with SimVimCockpit firmware?