Use of Air manger with 3rd party (user developed) simulator

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Use of Air manger with 3rd party (user developed) simulator

#1 Post by fshadpey » Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:35 pm

Hi,

What is the recommended way to connect a 3rd part simulator to Air manger? we have a real-time simulator with with the aircraft full end-to-end model (flight dynamics model + Flight Controls). We are intending to use the X-Plane as the visualization engine for the out-the-window, we bypass the x-plane physics engine and set the aircraft position and attitude send by out simulator. The question is how to use Air manger panels in this situation. Some options that comes to the mind:
- Directly connect the simulator to air manger, is the doable? if yes is there an API?
- Use the x-plane as intermediate, in this case we will need to set more than attitude and position in x-plane, is this doable? and if yes is there any document on the ICD between air manager and x-plane (e.g., what xplane variables are transmitted, can they overriden by a plugin, etc.)

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Re: Use of Air manger with 3rd party (user developed) simulator

#2 Post by Corjan » Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:46 pm

Hi,


We have a system in place for exactly this. We have a C++ plugin you can use with an API to feed your own variables and commands.
You can use those from the lua instrument code inside Air Manager.

But, this is only in the professional version of Air Manager.

If this is for a commercial application, please contact us at info@siminnovations.com.


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Re: Use of Air manger with 3rd party (user developed) simulator

#3 Post by fshadpey » Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:12 am

Thanks Corjan,

Just for additional information, is the second alternative (using X-Plane as intermediate) is a viable solution? I am thinking air manger already has an established communication with x-plane and we are putting in place mechanism to transfer visual data to x-plane, we might as well transmit the data needed for the air manager at the same time to xplane.

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Re: Use of Air manger with 3rd party (user developed) simulator

#4 Post by Corjan » Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:18 am

Hi,

In that case you need to transfer your data into the dataref/command structure somehow.
I would suggest using the X-plane sdk for that.

Corjan

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