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Using iPad as second "monitor"

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Has anyone attempted to hook an iPad or similar tablet up to FS as an additional monitor? You can purchase an app in order for windows to recognize it as a monitor; and I was thinking it may be cool to throw the pedestal or CDU/ECL undocked view onto it. That'd reduce some of the looking back and forth panning on EZdok.

 

Think it'll work and be worth the trouble?


William Decker Loyd

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United States Air Force

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Has anyone attempted to hook an iPad or similar tablet up to FS as an additional monitor? You can purchase an app in order for windows to recognize it as a monitor; and I was thinking it may be cool to throw the pedestal or CDU/ECL undocked view onto it. That'd reduce some of the looking back and forth panning on EZdok.

 

Think it'll work and be worth the trouble?

 

Don't what you are flying, but check this out.


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William,

 

Even though I tried virtualcdu, I was not impressed by it. Not that is is bad or not working but it 'feels' not right.

My guess is that it is because I am using an ipad 1. After reading documentation I found that colors in the displayed cdu can only be shown with ios 6 or higher. Something the ipad 1 doesn't support.

 

However, all is not lost. I am using for years now a small app called Xdisplay. It works flawless and all you have to do is drag the FMC to the ipad, resize it and you're good to go. (as long as uou don't forget to charge your ipad for those looooong flights).

The nice thing about this app is, you can use it with (almost) all your aircraft since you Always use the FMC or radio of the plane you're flying. It is not limited to a certain aircraft.

 

Luc Brusselmans

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Don't what you are flying...

 

Well the T7 of course :)

 

Thanks for the input, I'll check it all out.


William Decker Loyd

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United States Air Force

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