• Review: iFMS

    Review: iFMS from Michael Defeyter

    By Paul Mort

    iFMS

    As a simmer who thoroughly enjoys the world of flight simulation, I am always on the lookout for software which enhances the perception/immersion of flight. It was on one such occasion that I happened upon a little program called iFMS. Having purchased it from the Google Play store, I thought I would share my experiences of this wonderful little utility.

    So what does it do?

    The iFMS system is a Boeing style set of instruments displayed in real time on your tablet. It has the ability to display an array of cockpit instruments including PFD, HSI, FMC with integrated autopilot and EICAS for either two or four engine aircraft.

    When using your tablet in portrait mode, it will display any one of the above instruments but the clever bit comes when the tablet is placed in landscape mode. In this mode, the screen will display any two instruments (of your choice, from the ones available) side by side. What's more, this neat little program can be used on both iOS or Android devices.

    iFMS
    PFD
    iFMS
    HSI
    iFMS
    FMS
    iFMS
    EICAS

    The configuration screen for the instruments is available by double tapping the very top right corner of the screen whilst in portrait mode.

    Installation

    Once purchased and downloaded from either the Google Play Store (Android) or the Apple App Store (iOS), you'll need to install a small plugin into your main computer so that your simulator can communicate with the app. These plugins are available from the iFMC web site and include versions for X-Plane 9, X-Plane 10, FSX and also Prepar3D.

    With your plugin chosen and iFMS running, you are then required to input the IP address of the computer running your simulator. This is done via the FMS and its numeric keypad and works very well. Once done, and with both iFMS and your simulator running, the word 'CONNECTED' should appear in the CONFIG screen.

    iFMS
    A successful link between simulator and iFMS

    Tags: app, ifms

    1 Comment
    1. bmatt569's Avatar
      bmatt569 -
      I gladly add my 1+ to Mr. Mort's remarks. I bought the iFMS over a year ago. As stated by Paul, I too encountered the frustrations. An email to Michael Defeyter brought an almost immediate response. He was very patient with me and my problems. He wasn't satisfied until I was. To this day I fel that I can email Michael and get that same level of customer care. That being said, there is a learning curve with any FMS and iFMS is no exception. One of the best features of this add-on is that you can make custom profiles for the aircraft you prefer to fly and have the correct numbers in the FMS, ready to go, when you plan your flights. All in all, a great product.
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