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777 Remote CDU Server for iOS / Android

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Hi PMDG-Team,

 

not sure if you have noticed, Mark Foti released a Remote CDU Server for Android / IOS for the 737 NGX :

 

library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=191519

 

Works great on a tablet or big smartphone and much enhances the fun !

 

If I understood Mark correctly, a 777 version would need similar SDK contents.

 

If at all possible, please consider making this for the 777 possible as well.

 

 

Mike Ackermann

 

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Hi PMDG-Team,

 

I just have installed Mark's Remote CDU for the B737NGX and it's an amazing tool and a great idea to have the CDU on an external device, especially when using a touchscreen tablet, it's a total new level of flight experience. It would be great to have it for the B777 as well.

 

Regards,

Daniel

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...one more vote. Bought it for the 73 - it works brilliant. No frame impact, nearly no delay. Want it for the 77 too!

Greetz from Germany, Björn

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Add one more vote here! Definitely a must-have to enhance the PMDG experience.

 

Best,

 

Bill

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Daniel, just in case you might not know. Are you aware of this?

http://www.virtualavionics.com.br/produto.php?PRO_RowID=12

I have been using this app for quite a while, together with their other CDUs, and they are nothing but fantastic.

i have been using this as well for along time, i use it on my 8 inch tablet for my pmdg 737,777 and aersoft airbus,i think they have one now for the ifly 747

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Daniel, just in case you might not know. Are you aware of this?

http://www.virtualavionics.com.br/produto.php?PRO_RowID=12

I have been using this app for quite a while, together with their other CDUs, and they are nothing but fantastic.

Sorry but these posts aren't about advertising an alternative at $20 it's about asking pmdg to open up the sdk for another developer to create an alternative. $20 is out of the reach of some people €5 may be more acceptable to them.

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Sorry but these posts aren't about advertising

 

Cool down, mate. I'm not advertising anything. I am not a developer to have business in it.

All I did was showing someone (not you) an alternative which he might or might not know.

I am intelligent enough to know different people have different budgets. For this exact reason I am not using a hardware CDU, though I would love to.

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Cool down, mate. I'm not advertising anything. I am not a developer to have business in it.

All I did was showing someone (not you) an alternative which he might or might not know.

I am intelligent enough to know different people have different budgets. For this exact reason I am not using a hardware CDU, though I would love to.

Perfectly cool "mate"

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Guys

 

I vaguely recall PMDG stating that they are not allowing access to the CDU programming on the 777 due to the risk of 3rd party apps messing with their code / logic. Something like they would allow viewing via SDK but not changing values?

 

That said, it seems to be available on the NGX so not entirely sure here.

 

Kyle?

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I am not sure then how virtual cdu does it.why would the sdk allow anybody to change rhe core logic in the fmc.it will just allow the user to enter the data and get the output..

I am not sure then how virtual cdu does it.why would the sdk allow anybody to change rhe core logic in the fmc.it will just allow the user to enter the data and get the output..

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I am not sure then how virtual cdu does it.why would the sdk allow anybody to change rhe core logic in the fmc.it will just allow the user to enter the data and get the output..

 

By entering data, you are changing the variables of the FMC. This could interfere with PMDG logic if not done correctly.

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I hope PMDG will make it possible for his program to be used with the777.  It works very well with the NGX (at least in view mode -- I haven't purchased the full version yet.)

 

Mike

 

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By entering data, you are changing the variables of the FMC. This could interfere with PMDG logic if not done correctly.

Yes but the same can be done by user too..from the interface..

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Yes but the same can be done by user too..from the interface..

The CDU is not the FMC, it's just an interface to it. Like your keyboard and monitor is in relation to your PC. The SDK doesn't allow a third party developer to access core FMC logic. It allows a developer to control CDU keypad presses and display the status of the CDU, just as the user does in the VC interface. If the developer ignored the SDK and hacked into the PMDG code that would be a EULA violation and might well affect sim operation.

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So the question still stands then... How do virtual CDU do it?

No secret to that, he used the NGX SDK. Apparently the 777 SDK would need to be extended, so not possible at the moment.

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I think you're missing the point. The company Virtual CDU have a 777 app already. If the sdk isn't available for Mark to create the app then how have Virtual CDU done it?

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