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