Austin Meyers, the creator of X-Plane, has invented yet another new toy for his customers. He calls it ‘X-plane REMOTE’ and writesÂ “…… X-Plane REMOTE is a cool little app for you iphone that lets your iphone act as a joystick for x-plane! it also acts as an external cockpit, and a moving map!
With x-plane remote, you can simply establish a wireless connection between your computer and your iphone (if you computer has an airport, you do not even need a LAN! the iphone can connect right to your computer wirelessly via airport!) to use your iphone as a joystick or external panel……”.
“…. This gets pretty interesting, because it lets you run x-plane on a laptop away from the office, and still have a joystick when you are traveling.. . in the form of your iphone! It lets you run x-plane in full-screen-ho-hud mode, perhaps on a huge flat-screen TV for a huge visual… while controlling the sim from your couch by tiling the phone! AND, at the SAME TIME, seeing an external cockpit or moving map on your iphone (or ipodtouch, of course) as well. If you simply want to run x-plane in full-screen mode on your computer, perhaps using a joystick to fly, you can simply use the external-panel option on your phone to have an external instrument panel for navigation, while using the FULL monitor for out-the-window visuals.
OR just use x-plane remote as an external moving map!Â if you have an iphone and x-plane, this is just too cool an app to not have.
The app is priced somewhere between the value of used gum-wrappers and old pocket-lint, same as always, so if you have the slightest
inclination to try it out, there is no reason not to! More info here. ….”.