21. August 2014 by Peter
Another amazingly cool thing with Prosim is that you are able to print things from the FMC/CDU.
All you need to do it to connect a USB printer to your Prosim computer and you are off. Best of course is a thermal printer like you know from shops. That can be placed inside the cockpit.
I bought a (used) Citizen CBM 1000-II for only €40. Hopefully I will – at some point – be able to fit it into the cockpit.
But for now I am just printing METARs.
I have installed a (free) addon to ProSim called ProSimUtils. This can act like an ACARS unit that (via Hoppie.nl) can send and receive messages. Right now I am struggling to figure out what can be send and received. It seems like I with the next few days also will have to buy the program Topcat that calculates weights and performance. With the three (Topcat, Hoppie and Prosim Utils) I should be able to produce weight sheets in Topcat and via Hoppie send them to my CDU from where they can be printed.