Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about SimStack. If you have any more questions, please Contact Us and we will get back to you with some answers.
What simulator software does SimStack work with?
SimStack interfaces directly with most well known simulator applications:
Prepar3D (V3, V4 & 5) – via SimConnect
ProSim737 and ProSimA320 with P3D
X-Plane 10 & 11
SimStack has been interfaced with other commercial simulation applications.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Can I run more than one SimStack in my Sim?
Yes, you can run as many SimStacks as you like in your simulator, in fact this is exactly how SimStack is designed to operate!
How is SimStack installed and used?
Check out our SimStack Connection Overview (PDF).
How do I configure or program a SimStack?
You will need to edit SimStack code in the SimStack Loader application. The code is then compiled and uploaded to a SimStack Foundation Board.
Documentation, examples and support for SimStack are available in our Member section. Simulator Solutions are continually refining our code in an effort to simplify configuration as much as possible without reducing the features or flexibility.
Can Simulator Solutions supply a wiring diagram to the parts I bought?
Unfortunately not as the manuals and wiring diagrams are commercially sensitive information available only from the manufacturer. You may be able to obtain old maintenance manuals relevant to aircraft type your parts were from from the Internet.
What power supply do I need to use with SimStack?
SimStack boards require between 7 & 30 volts DC to operate.
What power supplies do I need in my Simulator?
This depends on the parts you wish to use. Generally most aircraft panels and parts will need either 5 volts or 28 volts DC. SimStack will run on any voltage between 7 & 28 Volts DC. Other parts may require different voltages.
The number of power supplies you require depends on the total current load your simulator will draw.
Can you build my sim for me?
Simulator Solutions don’t build simulators however we can provide help you find companies who do. Please Contact Us with your requirements.
Where are Simulator Solutions based?
Simulator Solutions are based in Sydney, Australia. If you are visiting Sydney, drop us a line and we can show you SimStack in action.
Where can I buy SimStack boards from?
SimStack boards are only available from Simulator Solutions. If you would like to purchase SimStack boards, please Contact Us.
Do you have SimStack boards in stock?
Yes, we have all SimStack products in stock. Please Contact Us with your requirements.
How do you ship SimStack boards and how much will shipping cost?
SimStack boards are shipped worldwide using FedEx. The cost of shipping depends on order size and is usually a minimum of US$50. Transit times are between 3 and 10 days worldwide. Please note, the payment of any duty or customs charges is the responsibility of the customer.
Customers may also make their own shipping arrangements.
What are your Terms and Conditions of Sale?
What warranty do I receive with SimStack?
Warranty information can be found in our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
I’m building a sim, how many SimStack boards do I need?
This is probably the most common question we receive. As each simulator is different, the answer will vary each time. The first thing to do is count the number if Inputs and Outputs you wish to use in your simulator. You could break this down by panel, connector or area of your simulator. Then once you have this information, you will be able to estimate how many boards you will require. Remember that SimStack is modular, so you can add more boards to your build as you go.
SimStack IP addresses & Networking
All SimStack Foundation Boards require the manual assignment of a unique IPv4 IP Address. All SimStack hardware and software must reside in the same IP subnet to ensure effective communication between SimStack Hardware and SimStack software.
Incorrectly configured computer networks will result in difficulty using SimStack products.