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I think it would be cool if PMDG implemented shared cockpit functionality. Aerosoft and Majestic have both implemented it. Why cant PMDG?

 

 

 

Joshua Kenzler

PMDG pilot

MD-11, 747, 737

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It's been brought up many times and using the search function will reveal the answer without them having to repeat themselves.

 

 

Sean Campbell

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Oops, forgot to sign post with name at the end.

 

Anyway what I posted before:

 

I've been using a program called desk pilot that lets you share the cockpit in the 737. It's sometimes a little frustrating to get working, but when it does work its well worth the effort. They are going to be releasing a payware version soon that will also work with the 777 as well. If you wanted to give it a go shoot me a PM!

 

Andrew Cooper

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What is this for? So you can fly online with a friend and he can control your plane like a first officer would?

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It works by connecting the two pilots together first in FSX standard "share cockpit" multiplayer mode, then synchronising the inputs of buttons/switches to the second person via the SDK. In essence it tricks the sim into thinking the inputs from the other pilot are from your own inputs as if you had made your own real world cockpit and pressed it there. What this means for example is say the first officer sets the MCP heading say, 10 degrees left. At the same time in the captain's sim, it would also show 10 degrees left. The only thing that isn't synchronised is FMC inputs and a few other things like cruise altitude/landing altitude setting on the overhead. You can basically fly the plane as a real life crew might do.

 

You could also if you wanted to, switch control of the aircraft to the first officer and allow him to be pilot flying via the "Shift-T" function in FSX multiplayer. I've done it a few times with other people ie. having captain (me) fly the first leg, while first officer is pilot monitoring (switches, manipulating the MCP). Then, on approach/landing, allow the first officer to land the plane while captain controls the MCP. It's pretty fun.

 

Andrew Cooper

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