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The X-Plane Air Plugin

AirTrack can collect flight information from multiple data sources. In order to use it with the X-Plane flight simulator you need to install a very small piece of software called a plugin.

This addon will make your X-Plane installation broadcast all relevant flight data to your local ethernet network so that it can be picked up by your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, and it will also allow the reception of specific commands from the App feeding them back to X-Plane.

Just download the plugin and copy one of its .xpl files to the "X-Plane/Resources/plugins" folder. Which file to copy will depend on your operating system and X-Plane version; see the INSTALL.txt file for details.

Please make sure you copy the .xpl file only and not the entire folder to the resources/plugins folder.

Please note that if you are upgrading from a previous version of the plugin, please make sure that you delete the old plugin first as the two cannot co-exist.

Also note that even though you may be running a 64 bit OS like Windows 7 64 or OS X, your version of X-Plane may be 32 bits so you might need the 32 bit plugin file. All versions of X-Plane 9 and 10 below 10.20 are 32 bit versions.

That's all, you don't need to configure anything else, just launch X-Plane and your flight should show up in AirTrack.

  • HSAIRXPL-4.6.3.zip - The latest plugin for X-Plane and all its 3 platforms, Mac, Windows and Linux in 32 and 64 bit formats.

The plugin is based on the X-Plane SDK available at http://www.xsquawkbox.net/xpsdk/mediawiki/Main_Page.

In order to run it you will need a computer with a valid copy of X-Plane 9, 10 or 11 and a wireless LAN network which connects your computer to the iPhone/iPad/iPod device(s) on the same subnet / segment.

The FS9 and FSX Plugins

The plugin for connecting AirTrack to Microsoft FS9 and FSX is developed and maintained by the third party company Mobiclip S.L. and is now available for download via the links below.

Please make sure you read the FS9/X Release Notes and Limitations before buying AirTrack if you intend to use it with one of these flight simulators.

  • AirTrack-FS9-v1.6.zip - Airtrack Plugin for Flight Simulator 9/2004 v1.6
  • AirTrack-FSX-v1.6.zip - Airtrack Plugin for Flight Simulator X v1.6
  • In addition to the automated standard installer files, these plugins are also available in raw gauge format which you must manually copy to the corresponding directory. If you prefer this method please download one of the following files:

  • AirTrack-FS9-v1.6-gauge.zip - Airtrack Gauge for Flight Simulator 9/2004 v1.6
  • AirTrack-FSX-v1.6-gauge.zip - Airtrack Gauge for Flight Simulator X v1.6
  • Please note: Due to a technical limitation, in order to run the FSX plugin you need to switch to Cockpit View once after starting the simulator (as opposed to the startup 3D cockpit view) in order to launch it. After this you can change views as wished. This limitation is not present in FS9 as it already starts in cockpit view.

    Also, make sure that you don't have your firewall enabled or that you allow AirTrack packets to flow in and out your computer; AirTrack uses UDP port 2424 to exchange data in both directions by default.

    The Operations Manual

    The AirTrack Operations Manual is now available for download, describing how the app works and how to perform certain navigation tasks.

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