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Fltplan.com App & FSX

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So I use their app on my ipad, it's called FlightGo...I think. Anyways, they have a feature in the app which allows you to connect to FSX so you'll see your Airplane moving across the Sections (for example) in their App.. I don't know how to get it too work though, I press connect but it doesn't connect. Does anyone know how to use this feature?

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I too just installed the GO app on my iPad and found this feature also. However the app tells me to go to www.fltplan.com/FSX. It was either not up or I am blocked. This sounds like a great tool as you would be able to overlay your fsx gps position and desired course over the V routes, hi-IFR and sectional. Interested if others have used it yet with any success.

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I have it on the Ipad, if that makes a difference. I still cannot get FSX to connect too it.

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Anyone can give the proper name for this app - does not appear in search and url is no good.

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Hi all. Just got it to work. Here is how it works with fltplan Go:

1. Get the app.

2. Connect iPad to you fsx computer.

3. Go to www.fltplan.com/fsx.htm and follow instructions on that webpage. A small window will open on you desktop.

4. Open fsx and create or load a flight plan.

5. Go back to the small desktop window and click on "connect to fsx".

6. Come back to fltplan Go and go to maps. Click on the Maps icon and the "map options"

7. Scroll to bottom and place the green check next to the fsx item.

8. Select other options as desired. I chose to add breadcrumbs so I can see my path flown like in Flightaware.

9. Begin flying in FSX and watch your progress. I have my map set for sectionals as a default.

10. ENJOY your improved situational awareness! Spread the word and also give this app a lot of praise if you enjoy it as much as I do!! Happy flying!

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2. Connect Ipad to your FSX Computer....do you mean literally?...like plug it in to the FSX computer?

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OK I got it too work, but I can't get the App to show my FSX flight plan on the Maps page in the App.

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Every time I click on the App Store it is blank. I am starting to think that it is available to download for US customers only.

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Thanks fo link.

 

Link tells me to go to us store then us store says my account not valid ??

Any other way to obtain this app ?

 

Denis B

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Will not show your flight plan. Only progress. Add breadcrumbs for additional awareness.

"Fltplan GO" in the Apple App Store for iPad.

Not sure about app availability internationally.

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Will not show your flight plan. Only progress. Add breadcrumbs for additional awareness.

"Fltplan GO" in the Apple App Store for iPad.

Not sure about app availability internationally.

 

 

I dont understand what Breadcrumbs are. So the App will not show my intended flt plan at all?

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There is a breadcrumbs option under the MAP OPTIONS button where you can click to have the app plot your actual course flown on the flight from takeoff to your current location. You can do this by selecting TOGGLE BREADCRUMBS and SHOW BREADCRUMBS.

 

If Fltplan GO can show your proposed/loaded FSX flight plan, I have not found a way to do it yet. That would most definitely be helpful. Keep monitoring Fltplan.com' Twitter page and Facebook page for others having success using it also.

 

My next experiment is to try to use it in the airport diagram for taxiway following. Then will see if it will follow me when I use an IFR procedure plate.

 

Please send any PIREPs to this forum if you discover anything new or a way to display your proposed/loaded FSX flight plan.

Screen capture from Fltplan.com's Twitter account using breadcrumbs (in green):

 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4RyseQCAAAFeYH.jpg

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Just exchanged emails with Fltplan.com's customer service about FSX loaded flight plan plotting onto the app and position following on IFR plates and airport diagrams.  Here are their responses:

 

Can the app plot my loaded FSX flight plan? 

"We do not have a feature like this in our app.  You could go to MAPS -> EDIT and manually enter your route you have in FSX and hit SAVE ROUTE. No you won’t be filing with the FAA.  You can even enter routes in our website and they don’t file with the FAA until you are approved to file and push a button asking us to file the flight."

 

While I am flying in FSX while using the sectional map in the app and then switch to the appropriate airport approach procedure plate, will the app follow my progress on top of the IFR approach plate also?  How about ground taxiing over the airport diagram?

"Any charts or diagrams that are geo-referenced will show your location.  If a file is geo-referenced you will see a green checkmark indicating it’s downloaded on the right and on the left of the checkmark will be a purple arrow."

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I got this to work tonight, though not on the first try, or second try, perhaps it was the third try. I may over the next few days see what I can find out in the way of repeatability, but I will not have a lot of time tomorrow. Below are a photo of my iPad screen and a screen capture from FSX. In the photo of the iPad screen you can see my flight depicted by the green line. It starts near the lower right corner at my departure airport KESN, then tracks through my first few waypoints. You can see my current position depicted as an aircraft icon just left of center on the map.  You can see the list of waypoints on the Avidyne in my FSX screen capture.

 

I have used Fltplan.com to do my FSX flight planning for the past few years. One step I did not complete tonight was preparing this flight plan at Fltplan.com.  As you can see at the top center of the FltPlan Go app on my iPad, I had not cleared my previous flight's Navlist in the app. So it still shows as KDAB to KESN. Next time I will prep my flight plan at first at Fltplan.com. Then the whole experience will be consistent.

 

What I did tonight was load FSX, open a saved flight that has my C90B on the ramp at KESN. I then activated a saved flight plan in my RXP GNS430, Next I right-mouse-clicked on the GNS430 FltPlan button, which saved the RXP plan in FSX format to my hard disk. Then I used the FSX Flight Plan option to Load that flight plan into FSX. As I completed that step I told FSX -not- to take me to the departure airport, as I was already at that airport at the parking spot I wanted to start from. Then I started the "FltPlanGo_FSX.EXE program on my computer, and told it to connect to FSX. I then worked in the FltPlan Go app on the iPad until I got the airplane icon on the map at KESN. One step that is necessary is in the iPad app go to the map, then select Options, scroll to the bottom of the options and check the box for FSX. It took some trying to get it to work, and again I am not certain what in those last couple of steps finally got the connection made.

 

My iPad was not cabled to my PC in any way. How this all works is beyond me. Has to be connecting at FltPlan.Com, bridging from the PltPlanGo_FSX,EXE running on the computer, to the FltPlan Go app on the iPad, which is also connected to FltPlan.

 

The nice sunset you could see beginning in the screenshot showing the Avidyne was a nice bonus for this flight. So I have posted a bonus screenshot to cap the experience.

 

OH! An added note. In the apps Maps Options you must also check the box for Breadcrumbs. It is that that provides the green line showing the route as you complete it. If you do not check Breadcrumbs in the app you will only see the airplane icon moving as you fly.  On the apps Map page, you must also select the Layer or Layers you wish, such as Low Enroute (chart).  And, you must also either use the app to download the chart for the layer, or choose to use online maps.

 

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