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Take your X-Plane 11 experience to new heights with this 3D-printed simulator

Arduino TeamDecember 17th, 2019

Apparently not satisfied with a single PC monitor, aviation enthusiast Ryan H came up with his own custom, 3D-printable cockpit setup for the Garmin G1000 avionics suite. Designed around the X-Plane 11 flight simulator, the system uses a 12.1” LCD panel for flight data along with several additional inputs, all controlled by an Arduino Mega running SimVim firmware.

The auxiliary display/input assemblies interface with the Arduino, enabling it to handle 32 tactile switches plus one standard and five dual rotary encoders via five CD74HC4067 16-channel multiplexers.

Build cost is around $250 per screen. 3D print files and other information are available on Thingiverse


2 Responses to “Take your X-Plane 11 experience to new heights with this 3D-printed simulator”

  1. Kavithasagar Says:

    I am thankful for getting such great information on 3D-printed simulator. 🙂

  2. BBQSteve Says:

    Look at PropWash website for encoders. Just bought the encoder, circuit board and knobs in choice of red or black for $12.95 USD also have mux for $3. Cheaper than Bodner.

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