Operation

To start using HIL Simulator, follow the next steps:

  • 1. Connect the autopilot to a computer.

    Open Veronte Link to stablish the connection, read the user manual for more information.

  • 2. Open HIL Simulator.

    The following window will pop up for a second.


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    If the autopilot is properly connected, then the window will change as follows.


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    Note

    HIL Simulator will run minimized in the Windows taskbar:

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  • 3. Choose a simulator.

    Click on plane to choose one.


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    Then, HIL Simulator will be ready to start.


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    The following video summarizes steps 2 and 3:

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    Open HIL simulator and choose simulator


  • 4. Configure the simulator (optional).

    Default configuration parameters are recommended. To change them, click on gear.


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    These four parameters must have the same value for the simulator. They are configured for X-Plane 11 in X-Plane Settings. Frequency (Hz) of HIL Simulator corresponds to UDP Rate (packets per second) of X-Plane, since the autopilot sends and receives data at this frequency.

After following the previous steps, read X-Plane 11 section to simulate the connected autopilot.