As any flight simulator enthusiast will tell you, its always more immersive if you can reach out and touch the flight controls as if you were in the real airplane! To that end, M9 Aviation has been developing a custom switch panel, aimed squarely at the Hotstart TBM900 model currently popular for X-Plane.
This panel were designed to match the layout (albeit a bit smaller) to what is found in the real airplane. Each switch is mapped to its corresponding function in the airplane itself, and in the case of the Master Warning/Caution buttons, also light up as appropriate.
Basic construction details:
Of note, while this was modeled after the TBM900, the panel itself can be remapped to be used in a variety of other aircraft such as the Diamond DA62, Epic E1000, others.
Panel is only compatible with X-Plane 11 at this time.
The Deluxe panel contains all the switches present on the overhead AND Icing and ECS TBM900 panels. This also includes the custom crash bar mechanism, dimmer (which works in the TBM), and lit Master Warning/Caution buttons.
This unit is designed to sit on a desktop.
16.5"W x 3.5"H x 4.5"D
PC Interface: USB cable (provided)
For those that just want to "plug and play", the completed kit is for you. Unit comes complete assembled, and simply needs to be connected to your computer, load the RealSimGear Plugin and you are ready to fly!
Fully assembled version of the Deluxe TBM 900 Panel.
For the simulator enthusiast that wants to "tinker" and build their own panels. The options range from simply a parts list and cut files, to a complete parts package, choose the option that best meets your needs. *** All kits require basic woodworking skills (to assemble the wooden case) and an intermediate knowledge of basic electronics and soldering. Kits can generally be built in 4-6 hours, skill level dependent.
This kit only comes with a complete parts list and the laser cut portions including:
Customer will need to purchase all other parts independently.
This kit comes with all the parts necessary to build a variation of BOTH the overhead switch panel as well as the lower icing and ECS switches for the TBM900. This is a complete kit including:
** If case is not needed, it can be omitted with a $25 reduction in the above price.
This package provides the customer with a complete parts list as well as the files necessary to laser cut, engrave, and 3D print all necessary parts. (Wooden case only)
Coming soon, individual panels for TBM designed to be mounted directly into your existing instrument panel.