The category in the community created for users to discuss and collaborate on custom data conversion for those paid aircraft models that have their own commands / datarefs, and for which not all SimVim parameters work by default..
More image-maps are going to be added, working on it...
We are working on custom SimVim functions for all RADIO equipment (Com/Nav, DME, ADF, XPDR), please be patient and watch when new updates has appeared for plugin or database.
We intend to make SimVim more "modular" separating it to several boards with firmwares designed to specific set of output devices. All these board will be connected to 2-wire interface, that can be laid across all your cockpit
Along with "SimVimLCD" firmware the same slave Uno/Nano board with "SimVimLED" firmware is planned to be added for connecting up to 15 different 7-segment displays (maybe LED drivers too).
Special slave Nano board for all "hardware" Power control (and maybe brightness) outputs
Keeping a large number of inputs / outputs, and use minimum soldering but adding more performance and combine the SimVim Panel with input/output controls. The input multiplexers connected to one Rpi board, slave controller boards (SimVim LCD, Stepper, etc), other extensions...
The new functions allow to control the brightness of different displays independently of specific brightness datarefs used in different aircraft models, making brightness control more universal.
Also, all instruments arereworked for high resolution to be used on any monitors.
This will allow for better performance, better compatibility with different hardware, while making further development of the program easier for us.
This feature also will work not only for On/Off type annunciators, but for "range warning" lights too.
A "parallel" version of SimVimCockpit with architecture that consists only of Arduino boards, of different types, connected in a chain with a two-wire connection to the main board (which, probably, can also be an Uno board).
- Porting the SimVimCockpit on the ESP32 (Espressif), high performance, but very cheap platform