uPanel is an avionic device for Flight Simulator 2004 and Flight Simulator X. It is an “All In One” remote command for radios, EFIS, MCP designed to work initially with the Boeing737, using FSUIPC. Code and hardware licence is General Public Licence.
The goal of the uPanel device is to provide quick access to functions that need to be clicked, for example, the MCP, radio frequencies setting or Gear lever and indicators.
It is based on OnePanel first experimentation and feedback.
Main evolutions are:
- Based on Arduino popular and cheap boards
- Easy to build
- Connected over network
As OnePanel, uPanel is cheap, fully user configurable.
uPanel driver runs on Windows (tested on winXP SP3). It is written in Java, to be fast and easy to maintain. Access to Fligt Simulator variables is provided by an IOCP compatible server (SIOC from opencockpits.com for example) over the network.
- Radio Tuning Unit allow radio frequency direct tune and EMIT/RECEIV selection,
- Mode Control Panel allow Flight Management System functionnalities quick access,
- Performances display gross weight, external temp and pressures.
|Saitek Pro Flight Multi Panel||Saitek Pro Flight radio Panel||VRInsight MPanel||uPanel|
|Instruments and functionnalities|
|Real time indicators||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Flaps||Yes||No||Indicator||No Indicator, text value|
|NAV1,2 and DME||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ADF1,2||No||Only 1 ADF||Yes||Yes|
|Landing gear control and indicator||No||No||Yes||No indicator, text value|
|Support of FS liveries||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Additional liveries||Depends on provider support||Depends on provider support||Depends on provider support||Yes, user configurable|
|How to add Aircraft||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||by XML file, fully documented|
|API, source code||No||No||No||GPL licence|
|Support and price|
|FS supported version||2004, X||2004, X||2004, X||2004, X|
|Price||130 Euros||130 Euros||130 Euros||80 Euros (lot of recycled)|
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uPanel is based on Arduino Leobardo board, and is plugged in USB port.