SocialFlight Sim Presentation at Mashed08

It’s late, so we’ll talk and write more about the Social Flight Simulator tomorrow. For now, here’s a quickly edited video of our presentation at Alexandra Palace.

Wiring Up The Controls and the Avionics

One of the challenges we have is putting flight controls into the simulator, and then interfacing them into our avionics computer in a reliable manner. The key to this is the Ipac circuit board. Normally used in the construction of arcade cabinets and home made consoles, this will take the input from a bundle of micro-switched keys and devices, and translate them to appear as if they were coming from a USB keyboard. Of course it means we’ll be flying digitally, but it’s a small sacrifice for reliability and ease of installation.

Ipac 28 PCB