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Configuration

You can configure SimBridge to provide you with options that best suit your needs.

configuration

Info

Make sure to Save or Discard any settings you might've changed in order for the settings to be reflected in SimBridge.

Warning

If SimBridge is running make sure to stop and then start the service in order for SimBridge to load the modified settings.

Server Settings

This tab is dedicated to settings regarding the SimBridge server itself.

  • Port
    • You can modify SimBridge's hosted port.
    • Default: 8380

    Notice

    If this is changed make sure to reflect the same port in the EFB.

Printer Settings

This tab is for modifying settings regarding printing data from the MCDU to your physical printer.

  • Enabled
    • A simple option to enable or disable the printer function as a whole.
    • Default: False
  • Printer Name
    • This is a dropdown list that lists all of the available printers on your network.
    • Default: None
  • Font Size
    • Modify the font size of printed content, useful for special size printers.
    • Default: 19
  • Paper Size
    • Modify the paper size, useful for special size printers.
    • Default: A4

    Notice

    Selecting an invalid paper size will cause an error when attempting to print

  • Margin
    • Defines the margins for the printout.
    • Default: 30
Supported Paper Sizes (click to expand)

Based on this list: PDFKIT Paper Sizes

  • A-series: A0 ... A10
  • B-series: B0 ... B10
  • C-series: C0 ... C10
  • RA-series: RA0 ... RA4
  • SRA-series: SRA0 ... SRA4
  • Common U.S. sizes
    • EXECUTIVE
    • LEGAL
    • LETTER
    • TABLOID
  • Other
    • 4A0
    • 2A0
    • FOLIO

The exact size can be found here: Overview_of_ISO_paper_sizes

Aircraft Settings

To use the SimBridge the aircraft's settings need to allow the SimBridge connection.

flyPad EFB Settings Sim Options

The three settings are:

  • Auto:
    • The aircraft attempts to connect to SimBridge for 5min after pressing "Ready to Fly" (Active is shown).
    • If this setting is selected the displays will try to connect to SimBridge for 5min after every start of a new flight.
    • After 5min of unsuccessful connection attempts the aircraft will stop any further attempts and Inactive will be shown.
    • If Inactive is shown, but you want to connect to SimBridge just click on Off, wait a few seconds and then click on Auto again.
  • Off:
    • The displays will not make any attempts to connect to SimBridge.

Timeout for SimBridge Connection Attempts

If the aircraft is not able to connect to SimBridge within 5min the aircraft will stop any further attempts and Inactive will be shown. If Inactive is shown, but you want to connect to SimBridge just click on Off, wait a few seconds and then click on Auto again.


Last update: January 5, 2023