FlightConnect is an interface for Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D that provides client software like FlightMap with navigation and instrumentation information in real time over UDP.
Installation and Usage video:
FlightConnect Download Links
There are two versions of FlightConnect. FlightConnect for Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) and FlightConnect for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D (P3D). You must download the version of FlightConnect that works for the simulator you are using. Both versions support the same feature set and are compatible with all versions of FlightMap. If you own both simulators you can have both installed on the same machine but only one can run at any time because they use the same port number.
FlightConnect for FSX
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FlightConnect for Prepar3D
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What version of FSX is supported?
There are quite a few versions of FSX out there. At a minimum SP1 is required. (NOTE: version numbers below are for the US version. International version numbers may be slightly different)
FlightConnect supports SP1 or greater and may have issues if it tries to connect to the RTM version of FSX.
What version of Prepar3D is supported
The latest version of Prepar3D 1.4.4747.0 is supported
How do I load the full Flight Plan from FSX or Prepar3D ?
The only thing you have to do is make sure FlightConnect is running when the flight plan is loaded in FSX or Prepar3D. FlightConnect will automatically detect that the flight plan has been loaded and will handle everything else. If FlightConnect is started after the flight plan is loaded in the simulator FlightMap will only have the next waypoint information and not the whole flight plan.
What port does FlightConnect use on my PC?
FlightConnect uses port 8004 and it must be open for FlightConnect to function. I’ve not run into any software that runs on this port so if you find one please let me know.
Does FlightConnect support more than one client at any time?
FlightConnect currently supports one client at a time.
Are there any special settings I must set on my PC for FlightConnect to work?
After installation and the first time FlightMap is run you will see a dialog like the following if you have your windows firewall turned on:
You must accept the new firewall rule for FlightConnect to work. FlightConnect transmits information via UDP and your windows firewall must allow access for this to function.
I just installed FlightConnect and I don’t see anything running after clicking the button. What is going on?
FlightConnect is a very hands off application. As long as it is running clients like FlightMap can connect to it and pull the current information that it has from the flight simulator. You can tell if FlightConnect is connected to flight simulator by looking at the icon. If FlightConnect is not connected it will be grayed out and look like this:
FlightMap is not automatically finding FlightConnect. Where do I find the server address to enter in FlightMap?
There are some network configurations that don’t allow FlightMap to automatically find FlightConnect. When this happens you can find the server address in two locations. When FlightConnect starts up it will pop up a notification that has the detected ip address. These numbers are what is entered in FlightMap and it looks like this:
Can I use FlightConnect for my own project?
YES you can! If you wish to use FlightConnect as a server for your own project just email me and let me know that you are interested and I will send you a document that details the FlightConnect API along with some sample code. It’s very easy to use.
Application Change Log:
Version 1.9.0 – 7/25/2013
– Performance improvements
– Full FSX and Prepar3D Flight Plan support. FlightConnect must be running when the flight plan is loaded for FlightMap to see it.
Version 1.8.0 – 6/26/2013
– Added Prepar3D support
Version 1.7.0 – 5/11/2013
– Fixed issues with internationalization.
– Added waypoint name to parameters.
Version 1.6.1 – 5/3/2013
– Added magnetic heading indicator for faster updating.
– Performance enhancements.
Version 1.4.1 – 4/14/2013
– Added GPS Magnetic Variation.
– Cleaned up error handling and log writing.