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Custom Aircraft Data Conversion

As mentioned in the "How It Works" section, your cockpit configuration will work as-is after you create it in the configurator, for all standard X-Plane aircraft and most of the free aircraft models. Also, a few "custom" aircraft will work without the need to have a conversion file, because their data conversion tables are embedded into the main HCSCI database file (as it's done for Zibo mod of the Laminar B737 and the freeware Aerobask Robin DR401 model).

If an input control assigned in the configurator doesn't work correctly in your aircraft model with the parameter that you assigned, provided that you have selected the correct parameter (function) in the configurator and you have correct wiring, that means the loaded aircraft model overrides the default command(s) or dataref associated with this parameter, requiring its own custom commands or datarefs to be used.

In this case you need to have the data conversion file put in this aircraft's folder. If the conversion file for your plane model already exists and is available for download in the table below, just use this file. Otherwise, you can start making a new conversion file or continue editing the file you have previously created using HCSCI Converter.

The downloaded conversion (hcsci_planeName.dat) file must be placed in the folder of the aircraft it is used for - the same folder where the aircraft's "*.acf" file is located.

If the data file for your aircraft is available here, but not finished yet and you want to participate in editing this conversion (and you know how to do this) in collaboration with other users, please ask us to give you access to the converter by the links in the table below. Also, you can ask us to add an aircraft you want to the list.

Enter the Converter (for Editors) FILE Progress Comments, Discussion
DA-62 - Aerobask >>> Finished
TBM900 - HotStart >>> Finished
Piper PA-44 Seminole, Alabeo planned
Cessna 172 - AirFoil Labs >>> -
King Air 350 - AirFoil Labs >>> Community
B1900 - Carenado >>> -
Baron B58 - Carenado >>> Started
Embraer E195 - SSG >>> Community
Embraer E195 - X-Crafts Ask
Challenger CL300 - DDen >>> -
Dash-8 Q400 - FJS >>> new
Epic E1000 - Aerobask >>> new
Pilatus PC6 - Thranda >>> new
Enter the Converter (for Editors) FILE Progress Comments, Discussion
MD-80 - Rotate >>> -
B737 Classic IXEG >>> -
Boeing B757 - FlightFactor >>> Community
Boeing B727 - FJS >>> -
Airbus A319 (320) ToLiss >>> Community
Airbus A320 JarDesign >>> in progress
Airbus A320 - FlightFactor >>> Community
Robinson R22 - DreamFoil >>> started
AS350B3 - DreamFoil
Eurocopter EC135 - RotorSim >>> -

A community converter is a collaborative way that allows multiple users to avoid repeating the same work over and over again, to discuss all issues related to this model, and to create working conversion files more efficiently. Before you start, you can join the related discussion about converting, custom datarefs/commands for your aircraft model.

First, decide what input controls (switches, knobs), indicators, and displays you want (and really need) to use in your cockpit, make a simple list/table or image with controls layout. Do not waste your time and money trying to reproduce useless and "odd" (in a home cockpit) switches and indicators, leave them "dummy". ==> Read Related Page here ==> >

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