Joint use of the X-Plane flight simulator and the SimInTech program to investigate the operation of aircraft systems

DOI: 10.34759/trd-2021-117-15


Knyazev A. S.

Krasnodar Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots, 135, Dzerzhinskiy str., Krasnodar, 350090, Russia



The work shows the relevance of using the X-Plane flight simulator as a research program. From the existing programs allowing to realize interaction with X-Plane such as Microsoft Visual Studio, Builder C ++, Delphi, Matlab Simulink, LabView, etc., many are import therefore their use in the Russian enterprises and universities is undesirable. Besides, it doesn’t allow students, teachers and engineers to conduct researches without license for these products.

In this regard, for interaction with the X-Plane flight simulator, it is advisable to use the Russian modeling program SimInTech, which is not inferior to imported analogues in terms of functionality and calculation quality, and also has some advantages and can be provided to Russian universities and enterprises for free. To interact SimInTech with the X-Plane flight simulator a set of primitive blocks is used. Ready demos projects with all necessary blocks which are adjusted for interaction with X-Plane are available to the user. When developing the project it is expedient to use ready decisions to start work.

Interaction of the user with X-Plane for the research purposes is carried out by receiving data from the simulator and sending data to the simulator. For an example it is considered the «Damper» block-submodel. It’s work is described and it’s elements are considered. The mechanism of interaction of the project in SimInTech with the X-Plane flight simulator is described. With use of primitive blocks in SimInTech the implementation (reproduction) of schemes of various aviation systems is possible. Sharing of SimInTech also X-Plane allows to accept from the flight simulator data which in real aircraft can be received from various onboard sensors and systems.

To interact with the X-Plane flight simulator, the program SimInTech developed demo examples that implement all available methods of sending and receiving data, so it is in no way inferior to other programs that can be used for the same purposes. References to documentation containing detailed instructions for use of SimInTech and X-Plane are given.


SimInTech, flight simulator, X-Plane, damper


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