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Vlad RSC

Creates the RealSimControl Interface
Vlad RSC
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Will start the extended version of RSC firmware that will support the "sub-master" board, which will have mainly the same I/O features as master bo..

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Hello everyone, this is Vlad, a retired electronics engineer/programmer, I have been developing a home cockpit control interface for aviation enthusiasts.  Some of you  know me from my old Baron58 project, or as users of the XPData, ArdSim/X interfaces, which have now grown into a powerful, easy-to-use RealSimControl system, that works  with  SimVimX plugin for X-Plane (see details on  Roman's SimVimX blog ).
This system includes highly optimized RSC firmware for the Atmega2560 (a single Arduino Mega2560) that allows you to connect and configure more than 500 switches, buttons, about 1000 LEDs, tens of displays and gauges.
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An important part of the system is the  Configurator with 3000+  predefined parameters database,  which can be used to assign all needed control element for any aircraft cockpit:

1. The generic section includes separate maps for all aircraft systems such as flight controls, autopilot, radio, fuel, electrical, etc:
2. The aircraft section, where you can assign all controls for the specific real plane model:
3. The Converter - a tool for “remapping” predefined RSC keywords to custom aircraft models in case some of the model's functions do not work with the default keywords.
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- Extended database file with custom converted plane models: Go to the post.
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Apr 04 19:27
Update - Firmware
Latest update: 4 April (v.47) - download it below or on the RSC/SimVimX website (the SimVimX.dat file).   After replacing the SimVimX.dat file in the plugin folder, reload the configuration and the firmware will be updated automatically.
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History:  the master firmware has been completely rewrote ( in March 7 the new  version #40 was released).

In particular, these changes are related to the improvement of the communication protocol, speed, reliability, the ability to connect LED drivers on the output multiplexers along with 7-segment displays, the ability to have more than one output multiplexer (up to 4 if necessary). etc.

The firmware  still could have  some minor bugs and incomplete functions and since the first release (v.40) it  has been updated several times times.  
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V.47
-  Fixed a bug related to the first start/reload initialization for the multiple 7-segment displays. This may not be noticed if you have few displays, but if you have a large number of displays, some of them may not initialize.

- Analog inputs - minor corrections in position detection, the initial position is correctly transferred to the plugin on start.
UPD: Roman has fixed a minor bug, related to LEDs addressing (for directly connected drivers only, the LED drivers connected to the multiplexer initialized correctly)... New updated plugin is available in the SimVimX site (v.2.06).
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Mar 26 17:20
Fast reload/reconnect
For user convenience  I have added the "Reload Configuration/Reconnect"
parameter that can be assigned to the button. No need to open the status
window when you need to reload the configuration on every config file
change.

You can assign it in the "Misc Functions" section (that will be expanded eventually)

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Mar 09 15:27
RSC Firmware update
Mar, 30:
- Fixed a bug in the firmware - incorrect encoder detent detection on
start if you have assigned it as type 2.  The firmware is updated
automatically (download the new SimVimX.dat file).
More about encoder types - https://realsimcontrol.com/io_enc.html.
Mar, 16:   firmware updated (v.43)
- Fixed bug:  not worked inputs on multiplexers >16 if a number of assigned multiplexers is more than 16. Corrected, now all (up to 50 total) multiplexers are working (800 inputs).

Mar, 9
: Hot-fix  for the firmware: 
- fixed the issue with multiple analog inputs.
Please download the updated plugin  too (the firmware will be updated automatically)
on the SimVimX website

Mar, 7:
RealSimControl firmware has been updated, featuring reworked and improved connection protocol, along with updates for slave board firmware for LCD and Stepper boards. If you use these extension boards, make sure to do the firmware upload procedure on them to update.
Note: If your master board uses USB connection, its firmware is updated automatically after the new plugin is loaded.
The new firmware is included with the updated SimVimX Plugin v2.03.
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Feb 07 14:56
I'm sorry for not answering during the last week to anyone (and will not for a few days more), because of illness.. (covid break).
Vlad
Update:

Now I am recovering, feeling  much better and trying to do something. I have been completely out of work for the last 2 weeks, now I will try  to read all user reports and
respond to everyone.

Before the illness, I started working on the  RSC firmware ( it's time to update it) making all the changes planned  over the past year and removing some bugs) . Here is the description.

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Jan 08 22:16
Dash 8 Q400 configuration
The overhead configuration map for Q400 is finished and can be used for your configuration.
Also, I started converting  the new Q4XP model of the FJS Dash 8-400 some time ago, but recently FJS has released a new version and all converted parameters stopped working, because they have added commands for all  switches (that is good!) and removed the old "commanded" datarefs from the model.
So, I need to convert all functions for Q4XP again, the new updated conversion is included into the current RSC_Planes file and I almost finished converting  the full overhead.

Download the latest RSC_Planes.dat file (and SimVimX.dat too).
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Dec 27 2021 16:34
Configurator/converter update
Accordingly with new SimVimX custom plane conversion format the RSC online conversion tool has been updated and, as it was announced, now it's merged into RSC Configurator.
Conversion menu for a parameter is opening by clicking on its assigned pin in the configurator (if a plane conversion is created and selected), and you can switch between making conversions for several aircraft models by selecting them in the "Conversion" menu.
The built-in conversions  (included into the SimVimX.dat and RSC_Planes.dat files) remain as-is.
If you have the old conversion ".dat" file you need to load in the new configurator's "Conversion" menu. It will be included into configuration and automatically translated into the new format. For more information read the Conversion Guide and Generic I/O sections.

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Dec 01 2021 01:30
Upcoming updates
Planned (considered) changes in the interface - please read this page  and leave feedback.

Conversion GUIDE Page is here.
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Nov 28 2021 01:26
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Configurator
The Anti-Ice/De-Ice System image-maps have been added to the configurator, at last.
Take a look here.
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2) В конфигуратор добавлен маппинг для Антиобледенительной системы.
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Oct 26 2021 13:14
MMR (Multi-Mode Receiver)
The MMR parameters have been added to the RSC configuration database  as custom SimVimX Radio functions (independent of the plane model).

Currently the MMR functions are fully supported in B738/Zibo, and
have been added to  the RSC planes database.
You only need to assign these parameters in the configurator without any options, only the displays position offset can be added if needed.
The VOR / ILS / GLS modes are displayed correctly, as well as digits format
(with / without dot accordingly with the nav mode selected).
The only function not implemented yet is  changing digits  on the lower screen  when you use the keypad buttons to enter the frequancy (they are still changing on the virtual screen). But when you finish to enter the last digit the lower screen value is changed.
NOTE:
You  need to download the  RSC planes file (RSC_Planes.dat) - the conversion for B738 Zibo mod is now always  included into the RSC plane conversion file (basic or extended).

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Oct 15 2021 02:20
MET function (electric trim)
At last I have reworked the Electric trim and made it to work in the hardware cockpit correctly (I hope), solving the problem with the virtual trim interfered with the real trim wheel in AP mode.

Now when you use the ET switch on the yoke it's directly controls the trim with rotating wheel (that is a real input now, not simply "dummy" rotation) :

Read the page Electric Trim implementation.
NOTE: download the latest SimVimX plugin, read about the changes on the Roman's blog.
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