FlightGauge

FlightGauge is a second screen cockpit instrument panel for nearly all of your Flight Simulator aircraft. FlightGauge is designed for Android 4.0+ tablets between 7 and 10 inches and works with Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) and Prepar3D.

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FlightGauge uses a free server component called FlightConnect which runs on the same computer as the Flight Simulator. FlightConnect must be installed and running before FlightGauge will function. FlightConnect is available for free from my website here: https://vineripesoftware.wordpress.com/flightconnect/

FlightGauge is available for purchase on the Android Play Store here:

Get FlightMap on Google Play

There is a fully functional 5 minute trial version on the Play Store here:

Get FlightMap on Google Play

FlightGauge includes the following gauges:

  • Main Gauges:
    • Multiple Air Speed Indicators in Knots (100, 200, 240, 280, 360, 450, 540, and 900 knot)
    • Attitude
    • Altitude
    • Turn Coordinator
    • Direction indicator with Auto Pilot Heading Bug
    • Vertical Speed Indicator
  • Navigation Gauges:
    • NAV1 gauge with Glide Slope. Can be driven by Nav1 or GPS
    • ADF gauge with automatic heading
  • Engine Gauges (all gauges support single and dual engine aircraft)
    • Engine RPM
    • Manifold Pressure and Fuel Flow
    • Oil Pressure and Temperature
  • Fuel and Electrical Gauges:
    • Left and Right Fuel Gauges
    • Vacuum and Amp
  • Bonus gauge for 10 inch tablets:
    • Outside Temperature and current simulator time

FlightGauge Feature Overview:


7 inch tablet screenshots:

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10 inch tablet screenshots:

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General Features

  • Automatically displays the proper Air Speed Indicator for the aircraft loaded in flight simulator. Supports 100, 200, 240, 280, 360, 450, 540, and 900 knot display
  • Fully functional Attitude, Altitude, Turn Coordinator, Heading with Autopilot Bug, and Vertical Speed Indicators
  • Nav1 indicator with Glide Slope with NAV and GPS support
  • ADF Indicator with automatic heading card
  • Displays engine indicators for up to 2 engines. This includes RPM, Manifold pressure, oil temperature and pressure, and fuel flow. Yellow hand is engine 1 and white hand is engine 2.
  • Left and Right Fuel indicators
  • Vacuum and Amp gauge.
  • Bonus for 10 inch tablets, a clock with outside temperature gauge.

PLEASE NOTE: FlightGauge does not support mobile networks.


LATEST NEWS
(06/01/2014)
FlightGauge 1.4 has been released to the Play Store.

(03/10/2014)
FlightGauge 1.2 has been released to the Play Store.

(02/21/2014)
FlightGauge 1.1 has been released to the Play Store. This is the initial release of the software.

(01/26/2014)
FlightGauge 1.0 has been released to the Play Store. This is the initial release of the software.


FlightGauge Release History:

Version 1.4 Features:

  1. improves the 10 inch tablet view to better utilize the screen space and improve the visibility of the gauges
  2. Improved: Lower memory usage
  3. Improved: Better support for low end tablets
  4. Improved: What’s new dialog
  5. Improved: Better layout for extremely large tablets
  6. Misc: General optimizations and clean up

Version 1.2 Features:

  1. improves the 10 inch tablet view to better utilize the screen space and improve the visibility of the gauges

Version 1.1.2 Features:

  1. Fixed a display issue with the main overlay on 8 inch tablets
  2. Added sensor rotation. Now supports either landscape orientation.

Version 1.0 Features:

  1. Initial release with full support for all main gauges
  2. 7, 8, and 10 inch display support
  3. Slide out NAV1 and ADF gauges on 7 inch tablets
  4. Bonus clock with temperature gauge for 10 inch tablets.

Open Source Software Used in FlightGauge

  1. 6Wunderkinder SlidingLayer: https://github.com/6wunderkinder/android-sliding-layer-lib
  2. Android Change Log: https://code.google.com/p/android-change-log/
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36 thoughts on “FlightGauge

    Werner (Werner Schott) said:
    January 27, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Hi. I own FlightMap and I am very happy with it. I left a comment with questions on the page of FlightMap and I feel very well understood.
    I will buy also the FlightGauge, no doubt.
    But when I look at the video, I am wondering about the setup. The FlightGauage make sense, when I do not(!) have the gauges on the FSX monitor (that means, flying in 2D mode with panel off), or flying with the 3D panel at 100% zoom and with the B737 and others, ehere not all gauges are visible.
    Congratulation for this great software!
    Regards Werner

      vineripesoftware responded:
      January 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      Hello Werner,

      Thank you for the comments and I’m glad you are enjoying the software. I think a lot of people will use FlightGauge as you describe. One of the primary goals is to make it completely recreate the gauges so the user can turn off the cockpit or VC completely. When I fly I keep the virtual cockpit on because I like to feel like I’m looking out a window. With TrackIR it really helps me feel immersed. I guess it’s time to build a new simpit 🙂

      Regards,

      Eric

        Werner (Werner Schott) said:
        January 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

        Hello Eric

        I bought FlightGauge and it finally works well. As you know, I already own FlightMap and it would have been helpful to know before, that I had to install the latest version of FlightConnect.
        I want to give you some feedback with several screenshots and ask you therefore kindly for your regular mail adress.
        You know my mail adress.

        Regards Werner

        vineripesoftware responded:
        January 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

        Hello Werner,

        Thank you for the support and I hope you enjoy the software. I am sorry is there was some confusion over FlightConnect. From time to time there are updates to FlightConnect to support new features in the software and also to fix issues or generally improve it. This new version of FlightConnect will also support the new features of the upcoming version of FlightMap that will be released soon. I try to limit these updates but they are necessary.

        My email is ebanker@vineripeconsulting.com

        All the best

        Eric

    Peter said:
    January 29, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I tried the trial version, I think it’s amazing but can you zoom in to a particular instrument or rearrange the screen and enlarge just 1 or 2 gauges. Thanks. Great product.

      vineripesoftware responded:
      January 29, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Hello Peter,

      Thanks for the feedback. I had not thought about doing something like that. Definitely a great idea. I’ll have to think about how something like that would work but I think it’s doable.

    Steve Arnold said:
    January 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Looks good. I will get it for FSX I think. Question, will it work for Microsoft Flight? For the cockpitless war birds. I fear not!

      vineripesoftware responded:
      January 29, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      It will not. I don’t think Microsoft opened flight up to third party developers.

    Les barwick said:
    January 31, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Great app, and thanks for more Android FSX apps. I to think it would be a great advantage to zoom a gauge
    or Two.

      vineripesoftware responded:
      January 31, 2014 at 9:08 am

      Hello Les,

      That is a great idea and I’m starting to look into how to add that to the app.

      – Eric

    Steve Arnold said:
    February 1, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Take a look at the MS Flight forum on AVSIM, I still think there may be some possibility’s for you there. It is beginning to open up, not dead yet. Just a thought.

      vineripesoftware responded:
      February 1, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      I’ll take a look, I was under the impression it is a dead product. Thanks for letting me know

    John Guest said:
    February 13, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    This is a great product! I use both FlightGuage and FlightMap. They seem to run well in parallel, but it would be nice to have a seamless way of switching between them.

      vineripesoftware responded:
      February 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      You can use the android task switcher to swap them in and out. That’s how I do it today. I suppose I could add an option to swap them within the apps if I detect them both installed. That would be pretty slick and seamless. I’ll look into it. Thanks

    Mark said:
    February 19, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Does this work on any of the Kindle Fire tablets?

      vineripesoftware responded:
      February 19, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      I have not submitted FlightGauge to the Amazon appstore yet. I’m looking into that now as it should work on it no problem. As soon as I verify and figure that all out it should be available. FlightMap will not be possible because it uses Google maps.

    Peter said:
    March 7, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Hi, the screen shots look very nice indeed. Unfortunately the flight gauge app doesn’t work on my tablet (a perhaps less common zenithink 10″). Auto discovery of the flight connect server works, but after pressing the launch button the app crashes (black screen and google crashed message after a while) :(. Any ideas on this?

      vineripesoftware responded:
      March 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Hello Peter,

      I did get the report of the hanging and I am looking into it. There was a lot of information included with the report so I’ll hopefully be able to figure out what is going on. Thanks for the report and I’ll update you once I figure out what happened.

      – Eric

        Peter said:
        March 8, 2014 at 7:16 am

        Hi Eric,

        Thanks for looking into this. Perhaps it may be of some help, but FlightMap does work (although it seems a bit sluggish but I have not that fast a tablet) on my tablet.

        If you need any more info to solve this just ask. I’m eager to get your program to work because it looks really good.

        If I might make a small suggestion. I seem to be missing a trim gauge on the screen shots. Perhaps you could at some point create one (as a visual feedback at what position the elevator trim wheel is)? Then I can remove all gauges from my monitor view and get all that extra space for viewing the surrounding environment 🙂

        vineripesoftware responded:
        March 9, 2014 at 1:26 pm

        Hi Peter,

        Thanks for letting me know FlightMap works. It is really strange that it’s not loading on your tablet. I would think FlightMap would have more trouble than FlightGauge.

        That is a great idea on the trims. I had not thought about that. I’ll look into it for the next version.

    Alfredo Garrido said:
    May 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    This app is the extreme killer. My friend is using it under windows 7 and it looks awesome. I have problems with windows 8 though, somehow there’s no conection between my samsung note 10.1 and my computer. Could you more or less give a hand there. It seems everybody got it, but me.
    Thanks and keep up the excellent job.

    Ritwik Bera said:
    October 23, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Its a great app and connection was seamless. My problem is that the app shows only the main gauges on my 7 inch tablet. The engine, nav gauges, fuel, electrical gauges etc are all missing from the screen. Only the 6 main gauges cover the whole screen Could you help me out.

      vineripesoftware responded:
      October 23, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      I am sorry for the issue. On tablets with a resolution of 800×480 there is not enough screen space to show all of the gauges. I don’t run into these tablets often but there are some out there. It sounds like this is what is happening. The 7 inch layout you see in the screenshots is designed around the 1280×800 screen size which is the most typical.

      I will look to see if there is a way I can allow more instruments to be used on this low resolution in the next revision.

    Tobias said:
    January 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

    This is a really good app – it’s fluent, sharp textures, easy to set up. I can totally recommend it.

    Paul said:
    June 19, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I would definitely use this product IF you could configure the gauges and the app was tiltable. For example if you could do a full screen PFD (portrait) so you could mount your tablet inside a sim cockpit. Or the option to switch from mechanical gauges to digital ones.

    CARL GRIGG said:
    March 23, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Download both fsx apps today and very impressed, thanks. It occurs to me that with second hand android phones being available cheaply there may be a market for a similar app that shows just 1 gauge. Would make building custom cockpit displays very easy.

      vineripesoftware responded:
      March 27, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      That is an interesting idea. I’ve been considering a phone version that could display a single gauge. Probably wouldn’t be too tough to do. Nice idea.

    mathias said:
    December 20, 2016 at 7:46 am

    hello,
    it’s possible to choose the instrument to display?
    i want to use it on a galaxy s4, with just the attitude indicator.
    thanks

      vineripesoftware responded:
      December 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      I have considered building a phone version that allows you to show one gauge at a time but that does not exist right now. The current app only works on 7 inch tablets and larger.

        mathias said:
        December 21, 2016 at 9:48 am

        okay, i’ve bought a 10.1 tablet, i will try out the free version when i receive it.

    Peter said:
    May 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Is this project dead or something? It looks very nice and I now have a proper tablet. But last update in the app store is almost three years ago??

      vineripesoftware responded:
      May 16, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      There was an update to FlightMap recently. FlightGauge hasn’t really needed any updates. It does what I want and works well. I do plan for a maintenance release soon to upgrade some libraries.

    Peter said:
    May 16, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Doesn’t need updates? What about the suggestions made in the comments like displaying one gauge or picking your own set? I understand that the product is then at the end of it’s development cycle? It works well and nothing will be added to it?

    Mind you, I’m not trying to necessarily criticise you! But merely getting clarification on what to expect 🙂

      vineripesoftware responded:
      May 16, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      If more people bought it I would put more work into it. As simple as that. So far it has not made back my investment in 3 years. So it is a little hard to justify the time to do updates. That said, the app works very well today and does what is advertised. User requests are few and far between. I don’t remember the last time I had a user request or issue with FlightGauge. If an issue comes up I’ll fix it. I am fully supporting the application. If a request comes in I’ll figure out if the investment will get more users.

        Peter said:
        May 17, 2017 at 3:42 am

        Thanks for the explanation. As most of these fsx related stuff are more hobby projects, I didn’t realise it is a business model for you. In that perspect I understand your arguments. But also good to read that you are still fully supporting the app for issues!

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