SimStack Distribution Board Launched

Simulator Solutions have developed the SimStack Distribution board to replace the highly successful SimStack Ground Board.

SimStack Distribution Board

The SimStack Distribution board was developed as a result of feedback from customers who found they needed to aggregate more than just ground connections. This new board has four independent voltage busses, allowing greater flexibility when building wiring looms.

This new board is available with the traditional spring connectors or optionally with the Wago 733 series connectors.

Please visit the SimStack Distribution board page for more information about the board and pricing.

New Connectors for SimStack Boards

SimStack boards can now be ordered from Simulator Solutions with optional pluggable connectors.

SimStack Connectors

The Wago 733 series pluggable connectors provide the following benefits:

  • Spring loaded for ease of wiring
  • Keyed fittings to make each connector unique
  • Included with strain relief brackets
  • Allows looms to be fully constructed before installation
  • Provides easier field servicing of SimStack boards

SimStack boards can be ordered with standard spring connectors, Wago 733 series connectors or a mixture of both. The Wago connectors add approximately US$25 to the cost of each board.

747-400 Cockpit Comes Alive

Over the last two weeks, Simulator Solutions have worked to bring a former Cathay Pacific 747-400 cockpit back to life as a simulator using SimStack and Genuine 747-400 parts.

Simulator Solutions created new wiring looms connected to SimStacks to support the genuine 747-400 parts. Once onsite we installed the wiring looms and mounted the SimStacks around the cockpit. We then installed the Overhead Panels, Main Instrument Panels and Centre Pedestal panels. In addition we installed a new DC Auto Throttle motor and connected the original Aircraft Control Synchros and Throttle Resolvers to SimStack cards.

In total, we installed 26 SimStacks, 4,000 metres of wire and used 1,200 new pins in 106 cannon connectors! There are 329 Digital Inputs, 31 Analog Inputs, 272 Outputs and 416 Ground connections in this project so far.

Below are some pictures taken during the installation project in Belgium.

The Starting Point
Wiring Looms Installed
Overhead Panel SimStacks

Now Exhibiting at IITSEC 2018

ITSEC 2018 has begun…

If you are in Orlando, FL drop by our Simulator Solutions stand to see SimStack in operation.

This is also the official launch of our new Synchro and Power Monitoring boards that provide SimStack with even more capabilities.

We also have a demonstration of SimControl, a web based control and management interface that can bring together simulator data and diagnostic information in one display that can be access from a PC, tablet or even mobile phone.

You can find us at Booth 419 in the main exhibition hall.

 

SimStack Now Compatible with DSix

Simulator Solutions are delighted to announce that their SimStack hardware is now compatible with Bihrle Applied Research Inc’s DSix flight model development and host software.  The launch customer for this new interface is Off Planet Simulation and their new Dauphin AS365 N3 multi-crew helicopter simulator.

The ability to link the SimStack hardware interface provides a new level of flexibility for Simulator Builders, especially those who want to harness the use of genuine cockpit parts.  SimStack can interface directly with OEM aircraft hardware without the need for time consuming and expensive modifications.  Being able to use the genuine aircraft hardware greatly improves the realism of the simulator and also reduces build time.

SimStack hardware communicates with DSix over Ethernet utilising Simulator Solutions SimStack Switch software that translates hardware movement into the specific variables that DSix requires.  The use of Ethernet communications removes distance limitations found with traditional hardware and results in a single Ethernet cable being used to connect hardware to software.

For more information about the SimStack to DSix connection, please contact us.

For more information about DSix, please visit the Bihrle Applied Research Inc website.

 

New Product – SimStack Power Monitor Launched

Simulator Solutions are delighted to announce another new product has joined the SimStack family – the SimStack Power Monitoring board.

The SimStack Power Monitoring board is a core part of Simulator Solutions comprehensive simulator monitoring suite.

The SimStack Power Monitoring board can simultaneously measure the current and voltage of up to 4 DC power busses.  Up to 4 SimStack Power Monitoring boards can be added to any stack allowing the monitoring of up to 16 independent power busses.

SimStack Power Monitoring Board

The information from the SimStack Power Monitoring board is displayed on our customised HTML5 based web interface.  The Simulator Monitoring suite can monitor environmental, the position of maintenance hatches, doors, access gantries, etc.  Other temperature, pressure, position and status sensors are supported by the SimStack Monitoring Suite providing total simulator monitoring on your customised interface.

Please visit the SimStack Power Monitoring board page for full details.

New Product – SimStack Synchro Launched

Simulator Solutions are delighted to announce the launch of SimStack Synchro.

SimStack Synchro is a unique product that provides a direct digital interface to both Synchros and Resolvers.  SimStack Synchro mounts to a SimStack Foundation Board and can provide up to 4 Rx channels and 2 Tx channels with a rotational accuracy of 0.1 degrees.  A SimStack Synchro Daughter board provides the ability to drive the Tx and Rx channels at different voltages and frequencies to suit a wide variety of hardware.

SimStack Synchro will be displayed on the Simulator Solutions stand at the 2018 IITSEC conference in Orlando, FL starting November 26.

Please visit the SimStack Synchro page for full details.

See Simulator Solutions at I/ITSEC 2017 in Orlando

Simulator Solutions are excited to be exhibiting at I/ITSEC 2017 in Orlando, Florida!

I/ITSEC (Interservice / Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference) is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference and runs from Monday November 27th until Thursday November 30th.

Our stand features demonstrations of SimStack in action and a special sneak peak of our latest Synchro Control Board.

We will be on hand to answer questions at Stand 2729 in the main Exhibition Hall, adjacent to Concord Aerospace. The Concord Aerospace stand features a number of genuine aircraft components controlled directly by SimStack.

Australasian Simulation Congress

This week Simulator Solutions is showcasing our range of products and services at the Australasian Simulation Congress in the new Sydney Exhibition Centre.

Our exhibit demonstrates the flexibility of the SimStack solution come visit and discuss how our services can address your needs. 

SimStack 737 MCDU Conversion Kit

Simulator Solutions have been working with a customer over the last few months to develop a MCDU conversion kit for the 737.

This conversion kit will provide all the parts to turn a genuine Classic 737 MCDU into a 737-NG MCDU*, including

  • SimStack Foundation Board – Pre-configured and wired.
  • 5.6″ Colour LCD Display and driver board with custom Firmware and custom glass panel.
  • Mounting brackets and hardware for all parts.
  • Comprehensive instructions
  • Complete wiring harness

For a comprehensive review of the SimStack 737 MCDU by our launch customer, please visit his website at: flaps2approach.com.

The 737 MCDU Conversion kit will be available for sale in the second half of 2017 for US$550.

Please contact us for more information or to register your interest.

 
* Please note that some parts of the MCDU chassis may require machining to ensure SimStack parts will fit correctly.