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BigDawg

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Ok so I have a rather complex flightsim setup. I'm using Steam streaming to run P3D/X-Plane. It works quite well given the speed of the internet connection. I've set it up to run outside of my LAN, so pretty much anywhere with decent WiFi. I'm doing this via ZeroTier (software defined networking) which uses a VPN to trick all the connected devices to think their all on the same network regardless of physical location.

 

I've got several EFB software packages and Google Earth running on networked machines all being fed live positional data via GpsGate which works great. FSUIPC is the keystone piece to make this GPS work smoothly. 

 

The problem I'm having is getting my Android application FSRadioPanel to connect to the host using this setup. I tried port forwarding 9696, and no luck. I use this app for autopilot and changing NAV/COMMS. Is there a similar program available that I can test to see if it works in this environment?

 

I'm going for a UAV cockpit design and functionality for this setup. Thanks for your input.

 

 

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If you are a serious developer then I think you should be using the P3D Simconnect SDK.  FSUIPC is a great tool but it bypasses the SDK and does peek/poke directly into application memory space, any change to P3D version needs a new version of FSUIPC. If you stick to the SDK then you are assured of compatibility as the platform evolves.

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If you are a serious developer then I think you should be using the P3D Simconnect SDK.  FSUIPC is a great tool but it bypasses the SDK and does peek/poke directly into application memory space, any change to P3D version needs a new version of FSUIPC. If you stick to the SDK then you are assured of compatibility as the platform evolves.

 

I don't think the assertion of FSUIPC "bypassing the SDK" is correct.  AFAIK, FSUIPC itself uses the SimConnect SDK where access to those parameters are exposed, and then significantly extends on that by hooking into the sim's internals directly.  It provides a much better documented, and far more capable platform than Simconnect on its own, especially considering the things non C-programmers can do using LUA scripts.  So I think of it as an extension to the SDK, not "bypassing" it.

 

To the OP...are you running the latest server program from tambucho on your host PC?  That server program is needed...the android app does not connect directly to the sim.

 

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Yes sir. Running latest server from Tambucho on host machine. It is pretty finicky at best. This is the only program which can't talk over WAN or ZeroTier network.

 

I've tried setting up ZeroTier on Android, but no luck for FSradioPanel. Any ideas or suggestions?

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