• X-Plane Desktop Flight Model Coming To Mobile

    X-Plane

    There hasn't been much news about the mobile product recently but that's only because we have been working on some new features! We didn't want to talk about them until we had them running reasonably well on a variety of devices. Well, we have made some great progress and now we have official news.

    What's the big secret?

    So what have we been working on.....? Taking the entire X-Plane 10 Desktop flight model and aircraft systems! That means all of the physics, all of the systems, all of the datarefs, as well as 99.9% of the panel system and instruments. We cannot emphasize enough how unprecedented this is on a mobile device...and it will be free of course!

    The mobile product sharing the flight model and systems with desktop is HUGE. It means that mobile instantly gets an FAA Approved flight model (the same one that real pilots train on), an instantly improved autopilot, no more bounced landings, full electrical, hydraulic, engine, prop, fuel, radios, navigation, pressurization, starter, trim and gear systems.

    With all of those systems available in their entirety, it means that the beautiful 3D cockpits that our artists have been developing can come to life with interactivity to touch and manipulate all of the same systems that you can on desktop. Start/shutdown the aircraft the right way, tune all of the radios, operate the full autopilot and more.

    When can I get it?

    Soon? It will be done over several small releases, and we expect the first update to happen by the spring for iOS and Android.

    The release schedule and contents are still not completely concrete at this point but we believe the first release will include the complete flight model. This will be an incremental update for end users because, while the flight dynamics will change, your interaction with the sim will not change much. It will have the same simple 3 button autopilot and minimal interactivity with the 3D cockpit. The subsequent releases will start to expose much more of this new system.

    With this kind of leverage, we can release new features faster than ever before. We'll have even more details when we've finalized more.

    (Read more from Chris Serio's article on the X-Plane Developer site.)

    4 Comments
    1. betelgeuse's Avatar
      betelgeuse -
      This has got to be an April Fool. Please tell me it's an April Fool.
    1. triskawl1's Avatar
      triskawl1 -
      I can barely run it on a pc , how is it possible to run tha kind of simulator on a phone?
    1. flightman's Avatar
      flightman -
      Don't fall for the hype. However good it is as a sim, X-Plane is not an FAA approved flight model. It is not certified for training pilots to fly manoeuvres in specific aircraft. So any approval is not a recognition of flight model accuracy.
    1. DominicS's Avatar
      DominicS -
      Quote Originally Posted by flightman View Post
      Don't fall for the hype. However good it is as a sim, X-Plane is not an FAA approved flight model. It is not certified for training pilots to fly manoeuvres in specific aircraft. So any approval is not a recognition of flight model accuracy.
      Here's more information regarding X-Plane's FAA certification:

      http://www.x-plane.com/pro/certified/

      http://www.x-plane.com/?article=diff...d-home-version

      Happy flying!!

      Dom
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