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An app I have been using for a while got a recent update that streamlines some aspects of it so thought I would share it here. I'm not affiliated with the developer but offered some feedback which he has incorporated. If you have a spare tablet or two laying around then you can put them to great use. I have two cheap Amazon Fire tablets that I with this app to display a PFD and a secondary screen with map/flight plan and engine parameters.

It's free and well worth checking out...

 

https://flightsim.to/file/18371/flight-display-companion-g3000-style-display-for-android

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Wow! Smart!  I have a spare tablet so I will give it a go.


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6 minutes ago, bobcat999 said:

Wow! Smart!  I have a spare tablet so I will give it a go.

Give me a shout if you try it out and have any questions. There is a gauge designer app that lets you configure your own aircraft setup if you want to step away from default or the included profiles which is handy if you are looking to get the exact colour bands on your gauges for a different aircraft.

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When I click on Download  at fs.to , there are six files all with the same date Sept 22, 2022. I  have no clue which ones I need. Downloaded the main file. There was not any manual. only .msi files.


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The main file includes two msi installers - the simconnect server and the gauge designer. Only the server is required and is installed on your flight sim pc. The gauge designer is only needed if you want to create your own aircraft profiles.

You also need one of the APK files which is the android client. V7a is for older tablets. You can try v8a first and if that fails to install, use v7a. 
The dev hasn’t created a revised user manual for the latest release but I have a copy of the old manual which is still about 90% relevant. I’ll post it up here in the morning when I’m back on my pc. 
 


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Here is a copy of the previous user guide which should be helpful.

A couple changes that I can think of - the aircraft and flight plan selection is all done on the server app, not the client. Multiple clients can connect to the same server - handy if you have more than one tablet so want them to show different information instead of swiping through the screens on a single tablet.

The first time you run the server, it should prompt you to add the app to your firewall. Select either private or public check boxes depending on how you have set up your home network or select both if unsure.

 

https://www.transfernow.net/dl/20220923GG8PrVf9

 

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