Full-Function EX500 and EX5000 Simulator with CMax™ and MultiLink™
This Interactive Training Software is designed to emulate the FlightMax EX500 and EX5000 Multi-Function Display in either 4-knob (radar-capable) or 2-knob (non-radar) modes on your PC. The software includes CMax™ Electronic Charts and a demonstration version of both XM broadcast and 2-way Datalink weather.
Designed for product demonstration, procedural training and as a familiarization tool, this Interactive Training Software allows you to operate the EX500 and EX5000 MFDs right on your desktop 1.
The broadcast and datalink demo is derived from a snapshot of an actual NEXRAD image. Weather Radar, Lightning, Traffic, and EGPWS/TAWS terrain sensors are simulated in order to show how they might look on the EX500 or EX5000 display while in flight.
This FlightMax EX500 and EX5000 Interactive Training Software is approved to run on PCs with the Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system. Minimum computing requirements are a Pentium III processor with 256MB RAM. Note that this software is not currently compatible with Windows Vista.
For best results, your monitor resolution should be set for 1280 x 1024. The EX500 version will operate normally at a lower resolution of 1024 x 768. Due to variances in PC monitor pixel density and size, EX500 may appear larger on screen than actual size.
Hard Drive Requirements
The FlightMax EX500/EX5000 Interactive Training Software comes with four different CMax™ chart loads to minimize the size of the demo when hard drive space is a consideration. We recommend you load the "Full CONUS" version if space permits, so you will have the ability to view charts in any region in the country, however, the demo software is the same for each of these loads with the only difference being the geographic coverage of the approach plates. The geographic coverage matches Jeppesen’s JeppView™ subscriptions available for the United States.
Note: A broadband Internet connection is highly recommended, as the demos available for download range from 106MB - 317MB.
Includes GPS Simulator
With this Free-Play Trainer, you have the ability to familiarize yourself with the EX500 right at your PC. This easy-to-use training tool allows you to "fly" user-defined flight plans, retrieving real weather and TFRs all along your route.
The "MiniGPS" navigation simulator provides basic flight plan input to the EX500 for procedural training. Four pre-programmed flight plans are included, or you can create and save your own flight plans from your home airport to virtually anywhere in the Americas.
Customizable Sensor Configuration
The default settings for the FlightMax EX500/EX500 Interactive Trainer have been configured to demonstrate all possible sensor connections (Radar, Lightning, Traffic, EGPWS/TAWS, and datalink).
Just as with the real system, the EX500 and EX5000 with Radar capability have four knobs (two sets of dual-concentric knobs) to support the added radar functions.
You can use the Settings Menu to reconfigure the software to more closely reflect your aircraft configuration, or to select canned datalink if you do not have an internet connection.
Radar – The default setting is "Radar Enabled." If you fly an aircraft that does not have on-board weather radar, change this setting to "No Radar," the EX500/EX5000 training software will be reconfigured to the non-radar version. The EX500 supports 19 different radar models and the EX5000 supports the RDR2000. For the purpose of this trainer, we are only using the RDR2000 simulation, which includes most modes of operation.
Lightning – The default setting is for WX500 Stormscope, which enables the lightning sensor simulator. If your aircraft does not have a WX500, you can change this setting to “None” and the EX500 training software will be reconfigured to not show the lightning symbols or control functions.
Traffic – The default setting is for TAS/TCAS1 which enables the traffic simulator. You can also select TCAD as an option if your aircraft is so configured. If your aircraft does not have a traffic sensor, you can change this setting to “None” and the EX500 training software will be reconfigured to not show the traffic symbols or control functions.
EGPWS – The default setting is “Yes” for EGPWS which enables the TAWS/Ground Prox simulator. If your aircraft does not have a TAWS sensor, you can change this setting to “None” and the EX500 training software will be reconfigured to not show the dedicated TAWS page or control functions.
Heading – The default setting is “Yes” for Heading which enables the EX500 to orient in a heading up mode. If your aircraft does not have magnetic heading available, you can change this setting to “None” and the EX500 training software will be reconfigured to show the map in “Track UP” rather than “Heading Up.” Typically, if you have a WX500 Stormscope or a TAS system, you probably have a heading source, so you can leave this set to “Yes” in most cases. Without a heading source, the EX500 will not overlay WX radar on the map.