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Just got a wireless tablet and now looking for apps for P3D. A moving map would be cool and maybe a cdu if possible. Really new at this but excited about the possibilities.

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Yeah I would like to see a moving map as well. I know there are apps for CDUs like the Captainsim 777 CDU. I think in the AVSIM library there is a CDU app for PMDG.

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If you are in North America - start with "FltPlan GO" - - - it's totally free and includes Geo Referenced Approach Plates and Taxi Diagrams...

 

Regards,
Scott

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I use Remote Flights MapHD .  It's very good.  Have had it for the past 3 years.


 

 


it's totally free and includes Geo Referenced Approach Plates and Taxi Diagrams...

 

Brilliant.  I think I'll take a look at this.

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Hi,

 

here's another one, which is quite new: Instructor Station, https://www.fs-flightcontrol.com/en/

 

It's not totally free but comes with quite a number of additional functions beyond just a Moving Map. I don't use it on a tablet but on a networked laptop, but it's mainly designed for mobile devices.

 

Kind regards, Michael

 

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Hi,

 

here's another one, which is quite new: Instructor Station, https://www.fs-flightcontrol.com/en/

 

It's not totally free but comes with quite a number of additional functions beyond just a Moving Map. I don't use it on a tablet but on a networked laptop, but it's mainly designed for mobile devices.

 

Kind regards, Michael

Thanks, I tried the site but found it a bit strange. No prices and you have to email for them. I did email them but they seem to be very casual about return emails for none have appeared.

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Thanks, I tried the site but found it a bit strange. No prices and you have to email for them. I did email them but they seem to be very casual about return emails for none have appeared.

Price for private usage can be seen under Buy/Home use/Buy now. There is also a demo available.

 

Usually the author is really responsive, not sure what happened right now.

 

Kind regards, Michael

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I've been using the CDU app from the company linked below for quite some time now for the PMDG NGX and not that I'm used to it I wouldn't even consider flying without it, love it!

 

I also bought I stand for my tablet so I can have it standing in upright position next to my yoke, very convenient!

 

Here's the link to the company selling the CDU app I'm using -> http://www.virtualavionics.com.br/va/en/14-applications and below is a pic what my setup looks like.

 

My%20P3D%20HW%20setup.JPG

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Hello Paul,

thanks Michael for letting me know about this thread here!
I'm Andreas Breitschopp and in charge of FS-FlightControl.

Paul, I got your inquiry yesterday evening around 6 PM German time and replied around 8 PM. :smile:
Maybe it went to your spam folder for whatever reasons?

As Michael wrote you should see the price for the home license when you click on the "Buy Now" link on the FS-FlightControl Instructor Station page which will get you to the payment processor.
The reason why it's not written on the website itself is that the price depends a bit on your currency and country (due to tax reasons).

Please don't hesitate to contact us again for any questions (if e-mail does not work well, just send me a PM here).
We are also really looking forward to any feedback and new ideas for the product!

Best regards and thanks again for letting me know, Michael
Andreas

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Wow, this might be too complex for me. I know nothing about networking and setting this up on a tablet is complicated.

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Hello Paul,

 

no worries, we really tried our best to make it as easy as possible.

 

Especially for network setup (accessing flight simulator from a different computer with FS-FlightControl) we developed the SimConnect Network Wizard that will guide you through all steps needed to get FS-FlightControl to connect to flight simulator from a different computer in your network.

 

Additionally there is already an Android app (in beta state) available and an iOS app is in development.

 

And as I said:

Feel free to contact me again at any time you came across a problem - I'm sure we can solve that!  :smile:

 

Best regards

Andreas

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Just sent an email, maybe send me on how to aquire and use the android app?

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Hello Paul,

 

just replied to your e-mail some minutes ago - did you get my reply?

 

If you want to use the Android app, you can install and run FS-FlightControl directly on your main computer (that also has flight simulator installed).

 

Then scroll down a bit on the FS-FlightControl download page and you will find the link to the Android app. But you can also just search for "FS-FlightControl" in the Google Play store with your Android tablet.

 

To connect to FS-FlightControl with the Android app, you just need to enter the IP address of your computer running FS-FlightControl in the Android app.

 

If you don't know your IP, FS-FlightControl shows it at "Settings" => "Not Aircraft Related Settings" => "Mobile Devices". Just enter the IP shown there and the connection should work fine.

 

As I said the Android app is still in beta and there are some limitations left, but we're working on them and they should be done in the next weeks.

 

Best regards and please let me know if you should have further questions

Andreas

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Thanks, sent you an email with my results. Black screen on tablet after putting in IP and hitting connect.

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Hello Paul,

 

sounds like a Windows Firewall issue.

 

For testing please just disable the Windows Firewall completely that we see if that's the problem:

Go to Control Panel and just search for "firewall". There you can disable it for a test.

 

If this was the problem (which I expect), you can either keep the Windows Firewall disabled or alternatively add a firewall exemption for FS-FlightControl.

 

Best regards

Andreas

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Ok set firewall to accept software and now get the program on my tablet. It has trouble getting connected and flashes between red amber and green connections making the moving map only update when fully connected or green. Is there some settings I need to adjust or change?

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Hello Paul,

 

looks like FS-FlightControl has problems connecting to your flight simulator.

 

Which flight simulator version are you using?

FSX, FSX Steam Edition or Prepar3D 1.x, 2.x or 3.x?

FS-FlightControl should be compatible with all of them, but it's good to know in case of such connection issues.

 

Please make sure that flight simulator is running (just set your aircraft on any airport).

 

If the problem persists, please then go in FS-FlightControl to "About" and send us a message from there while making sure the "Include Logfiles" check box is selected.

This way we can easily check the log messages on our side and get back to your shortly.

 

Best regards

Andreas

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Thanks, running latest version p3d.

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You're welcome, Paul!

 

Just send us a message from the program including logfiles, we'll have a look and get back to you via e-mail shortly.

 

Best regards

Andreas

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Ok sent message with log file, sorry about all caps but program insisted I use the touchpad helper.

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Hello Paul,

 

no problems.  :wink:

 

You can disable the Touch Input Helper in the settings by the way, but it will be very useful when FS-FlightControl is used with the Android app.

 

We got the logs, will have a look now and get back to you via e-mail!

Best regards

Andreas

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I'll gonna try FS Flight Control as well now. For the dev, Panda Antivirus gave me a false positive. 

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Thanks for letting us know about that, Hans!

 

We'll report this false positive to Panda.

Best regards

Andreas

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FltPlan GO

 

Thanks Scott.

 

those Approach plates.. does it come with the app? do I have to download them in pdfs?

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