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To get the full CPU and GPU power of a computer for just the simulation program and to be able to control all necessary displays the system has been divided into 2 computers.

The “Simputer” is the main machine – it’s running the simulation software itself, takes care of the out-the-window-view and reacts to all the inputs of switches and buttons.
The “Outputer” gets it’s data over the network from the “Simputer”. It’s controlling both MFD monitors and all outputs (Lamps, motors,…).
This way the Simputer can use it’s maximum performance for the simulation software.

Hardware

“Simputer”:

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU
  • 32 GB DDR4-3000 Ram
  • AMD Radeon RX570 Graphics card
  • 512GB SSD
  • Beamer
  • Soundblaster 4.1 Soundsystem

“Outputer”:

  • AMD Athlon X2 4050E
  • 4GB Ram
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Graphics card
  • 128GB SSD
  • 2 6,5″ LCD-monitors for the MFDs

Input systems:

  • Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar (modded with FCC and original throttle arm)
  • Simped F-16+
  • BetaInnovations GammaRay 256
  • BetaInnovations Plasma V2
  • OpenCockpits IOC Mastercard

Output systems:

  • 2 MM5451 LED Controller Chips (70 LEDs)
  • 1 IOC MasterCard (45 LEDs)
  • 2 IOC Display-II-Cards (32 7-segment-displays)
  • 2 IOC USB-Servo-Cards (12 servo motors)
  • 1 EA GE120-5VN24 Serial LCD
Software

There has to be the appropriate software, to make the simulator run:

Simulation:

  • Falcon BMS 4.34
  • (testing) Microsoft Flightsimulator
  • (testing) X-Plane

Datatransfer:

  • FAST (Falcon -> SIOC)

Input/Output:

  • BetaInnovations KeyboardStudio
  • OpenCockpits SIOC
  • SLO (SimuLatorOutput – selfwritten software to control the LED-Chips and the EA-LCD)

 

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