|Required computer skills to execute this task: Beginner/Intermediate|
eXternal High-fidelity Simulator Instruments (XHSI)
The eXternal High-fidelity Simulator Instruments (XHSI) are a open source simulation of cockpit instruments of a Boing 737NG and Airbus A320. They were made as an extension to the [www.x-plane.com X-Plane] flight simulator. But they can also be feed with data from the Radarcape.
Two additional tools and one database are required to connect the Radarcape with XHSI:
- modesmixer2 (Flanefinder Forum)
- rtl1090XHSI.exe (sources|binary)
- AptNav201310XP1000.zip (http://data.x-plane.com)
Setup on Ubuntu Linux
Download the following files (or newer releases) and store them in /tmp:
- modesmixer2_x86_64_20150314.tgz (for 64 Bit) or modesmixer2_i386_20150314.tgz (for 32 Bit)
Step 2: Install Software
Install modesmixer2 on your system:
sudo mkdir /usr/local/modesmixer2 cd /usr/local/modesmixer2 sudo tar -xvzf /tmp/modesmixer2_x86_64_20150314.tgz
sudo mkdir /usr/local/rtl1090XHSI sudo mv /tmp/rtl1090XHSI.exe /usr/local/rtl1090XHSI/ sudo apt-get install mono-complete
sudo mkdir /usr/local/XHSI sudo unzip /tmp/XHSI-2-0-Beta-7.zip -d /usr/local/XHSI/ sudo unzip AptNav201310XP1000.zip -d /usr/local/XHSI/ sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/XHSI/XHSI2_app/Linux/XHSI2
Step 3: Start and Configure Applications
Start modesmixer2 in console window 1:
/usr/local/modesmixer2/modesmixer2 --inConnect XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:10003 --globes 31008:tableb:UUDD
Replace XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX with the IP address of your Radarcape.
Start rtl1090XHSI in console window 2:
Start XHSI in console window 3:
Setup the AptNav database within XHSI. Therefore, open the Preferences Menu from the XHSI main menu (XHSI -> Preferences ...):
Set the AptNav Ressources directory to /usr/local/XHSI and confirm the changes by clicking the "Ok" button.
Get the ICAO ID of the flight you want to monitor from your Radarcape (e.g., from the Aircraft List or 2D Map). Enter the ICAO ID (e.g., 4B1697) in the RTL1090-XHSI Interface.
Enjoy your eXternal High-fidelity Simulator Instruments