Kapitelauswahl

Appendix 2: Technical Information Pro Version 

We recommend the hardware from, simparts which is optimally matched to our software.This makes it particularly easy to build the home cockpit. Of course, the connection to the hardware can also be established in other ways, namely directly via standard USB joystick controllers such as the BU0836. This solution is particularly inexpensive and is ideal for hobbyists who really want to tinker everything themselves. The necessary basic knowledge is imparted in the following.

Connection of buttons and switches

Unless the CAN bus solution from simparts is used, the EC 135 Pro offers the option of connecting all important buttons and switches via standard USB joystick controllers such as the BU0836. To do this, the software generates special custom commands that can be assigned to the individual ports of the controller. In order to influence the performance as little as possible, we differentiate between different types of switches. These are optimized in such a way that as few contacts as possible are closed in normal flight conditions.

  • Push Button. As usual, the contact is closed as long as the button is pressed.
  • ON switch. As usual, the contact is closed when the switch is in the on state.
  • OFF switch: The contact is closed when the switch is in the OFF state.
  • 3 pole switch (e.g. ENG switch). The corresponding switches usually have two each one closed contact in the extreme positions. Accordingly, you need two ports of the joystick controller. The software provides two custom commands for each of these switches. In centered position there is no command. This position is recognized by leaving one of the of the other positions. 

When wiring the panels, it is important to know which switches are of which type so that they are installed in the correct orientation.

Desgination of Button or Switch Type Command
Battery 3 pole switch ec135/panel/battery_ON
ec135/panel/battery_RESET
GEN I 3 pole switch ec135/panel/generator_1_ON
ec135/panel/generator_1_RESET
GEN II 3 pole switch ec135/panel/generator_2_ON
ec135/panel/generator_2_RESET
ENG Main Switch I 3 pole switch ec135/panel/eng_1_OFF
ec135/panel/eng_1_FLIGHT
ENG Main Switch II 3 pole switch ec135/panel/eng_2_OFF
ec135/panel/eng_2_FLIGHT
FADEC I OFF switch ec135/panel/fadec_1_OFF
FADEC II OFF switch ec135/panel/fadec_2_OFF
Mode Select MANUAL I ON switch ec135/overheadpanel/manual_1
Mode Select MANUAL I ON switch ec135/overheadpanel/manual_2
Light A-COLL  OFF switch ec135/overheadpanel/a_coll_OFF
CAD OFF Push Button ec135/cpds/cad_off
CAD SCROLL Push Button ec135/cpds/cad_scroll
CAD BRT+ Push Button ec135/cpds/cad_brt_up
CAD BRT- Push Button ec135/cpds/cad_brt_down
Vemd OFF 1 Push Button ec135/cpds/fli_off
Vemd OFF 2 Push Button ec135/cpds/elec_off
Vemd SCROLL Push Button ec135/cpds/vemd_scroll
Vemd RESET Push Button ec135/cpds/vemd_reset
Vemd + Push Button ec135/cpds/vemd_plus
Vemd - Push Button ec135/cpds/vemd_minus
Vemd BRT+ Push Button ec135/cpds/cad_vemd_down
Vemd BRT- Push Button ec135/cpds/cad_vemd_down
PFD Pilot OFF Push Button ec135/cpds/pfdpilot_off
ND Pilot OFF Push Button ec135/cpds/ndpilot_off
MFD Copilot BRT + Push Button ec135/cpds/pfdcopilot_brt_plus
MFD Copilot BRT -  Push Button ec135/cpds/pfdcopilot_brt_minus
Light POS ON switch ec135/overheadpanel/pos_ON
Light STROBE ON switch ec135/overheadpanel/strobe_ON
Instrument LIGHT  3 pole switch ec135/overheadpanel/instrument_light_DAY
ec135/overheadpanel/instrument_light_NVG
PRIME PUMP I ON switch ec135/overheadpanel/prime_pump_1_ON
PRIME PUMF II ON switch ec135/overheadpanel/prime_pump_2_ON 
XFER F Pump OFF switch ec135/overheadpanel/xfer_f_OFF
XFER A Pump OFF switch ec135/overheadpanel/xfer_a_OFF
PITOT HTR I OFF switch ec135/overheadpanel/pitot_heater_1_OFF
PITOT HTR II OFF switch ec135/overheadpanel/pitot_heater_2_OFF
INVERTER OFF switch ec135/overheadpanel/inverter_OFF
AVIONICS I OFF switch ec135/overheadpanel/avionics_master_1_OFF
AVIONICS II OFF switch ec135/overheadpanel/avionics_master_2_OFF
STBY HOR 3 pole switch ec135/overheadpanel/stbyhor_TEST
ec135/overheadpanel/stbyhor_ON
BUS TIE I 3 pole switch ec135/overheadpanel/bus_tie_1_NORM
ec135/overheadpanel/bus_tie_1_RESET
BUS TIE II 3 pole switch ec135/overheadpanel/bus_tie_2_NORM
ec135/overheadpanel/bus_tie_2_RESET
SHED BUS EMER ON switch ec135/overheadpanel/shed_bus_EMER
ICP ND Button Pushbutton ec135/icp/nd_pilot
ec135/icp/nd_copilot
ICP PFD Button Pushbotton ec135/icp/pfd_pilot
ec135/icp/pfd_copilot
ICP Arrow Button Pushbutton ec135/icp/arrow_1_pilot
ec135/icp/arrow_1_copilot
ICP Double Arrow Button Pushbutton ec135/icp/arrow_2_pilot
ec135/icp/arrow_2_copilot
ICP NAV Button Pushbutton ec135/icp/nav_pilot
ec135/icp/nav_copilot
ICP EXT Button Pushbutton ec135/icp/ext_pilot
ec135/icp/ext_copilot
ICP Push Baro Rheostat Pushbutton ec135/icp/std_pilot
ec135/icp/std_copilot

All circuit breakers implemented in the model are currently only accessible via the writable dataref array rotorsim/ec135/circuit_breaker_array. The table below shows the assignment of the c/b and the index in the array. The value 1 indicates that the c/b is switched on, the value 0 stands for a switched off c/b.

Array index Circuit Breaker
0 VEMD_1
1 VEMD_2
2 CAD_1
3 CAD_2
4 WARN_1
5 WARN_2
6 HYD_P_1
7 HYD_P_2
8 FUEL_L_1
9 FUEL_L_2
10 FIRE_E_1
11 FIRE_E_2
12 INV_1
13 INV_2
14 FADEC_1
15 FADEC_2
16 START_1
17 START_2
18 IGN_1
19 IGN_2
20 FUEL_V_1
21 FUEL_V_2
22 FIRE_D_1
23 FIRE_D_2
24 PRIME_P_1
25 PRIME_P_2
26 N2_1
27 N2_2
28 SMOKE_DET
29 AUX_TANK
30 XFER_A_PUMP
31 XFER_F_PUMP
32 PITOT_HTR_P
33 PITOT_HTR_CP
34 ESS_BUS_1
35 ESS_BUS_2
36 MASTER_1
37 MASTER_2
38 YAW_SEMA
39 ROLL_SEMA
40 WIPER_POWER
41 WIPER_CONTROL
42 ROTOR_RPM
43 DME
44 PITCH_DUMP
45 ANTI_COLL
46 VHF_1
47 VHF_2
48 ADC_1
49 ADC_2
50 AHRS_1
51 AHRS_2
52 TRIM_REL
53 PR_SAS_DC
54 PR_SAS_AC
55 FCDS_1
56 FCDS_2
57 YAW
58 PFD_1
59 ND_1
60 MFD
61 MAST_MM
62 GROUND_BAT_CONTROL
63 GROUND_BAT_POWER_1
64 GROUND_BAT_POWER_2
65 PFD_2
66 ND_2
67 TRIM_ACT
68 POS_LIGHT
69 LDG_LIGHT_POWER
70 LDG_LIGHT_CONTROL
71 SHED_BUS_1
72 SHED_BUS_2
73 HOR_BAT
74 RAD_ALT
75 VOR
76 NAV_1
77 LOAD_HOOK_POWER
78 LOAD_HOOK_CONTROL
79 STBY_HOR
80 GPS_1
81 GPS_2
82 CKPT_LT
83 PAX_CARGO
84 LIGHT_LDG_FIX
85 INSTR_LT
86 COMTROL_SX16
87 LIGHT_STROBE
88 WINCH_CC_PL
89 WINCH_CONT
90 WINCH_CC_PED
91 ADF
92 HTG_MOTOR
93 HTG_CONT
94 RH_PASS_VENT_SYS_PWR

Instruments

The instruments are displayed via the 2D cockpit. The corresponding view shows all displays in a small space arranged side by side and one below the other. On the hardware side, a separate screen is required for each display. As a rule, it will be necessary to install several graphics cards in the PC in order to have a sufficient number of display connections. 

In an ideal cockpit, the analog instruments and the warning lights are represented by real instruments ans lights, but it is also possible to display them directly from the 2D cockpit on a separate screen.

Arrangement of displays in 2D Cockpit
Arrangement of the displays in the 2D Cockpit.The display area is 4096 x 2048 px.

 

More information will be coming soon. 

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