X-Plane 9 and Foreflight

Re: X-Plane 9 and Foreflight

Postby RiteFlyer » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:16 pm

I have a multi-machine setup running x9.70 and wanted an interface to FF on the iPad and didn't want to have to upgrade the PCs to run v10, so I use RedBird Flight Simulations' Cygnus (http://retail.redbirdflight.com/collections/cygnus) or (http://www.redbirdflightsimulations.com/cygnus/) -- a bit pricey, but works very well.
"Can't keep my mind from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I”
-Pink Floyd, "Learning to Fly”
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Re: X-Plane 9 and Foreflight

Postby matt » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:56 am

Sorry it took so long, I have been busy. Here is the plugin for Mac OS X systems. Requires Mac OS X 10.5 or greater. To install, unzip the file and place forexp.xpl into the plugins folder. After launching, run ForeFlight on any device within the same subnet as your X-Plane computer. Afterward, you should be able to see ForeXP under devices within ForeFlight.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

No traffic is shown yet, I am working on that.

No windows version yet, if someone is willing to compile the windows version, let me know.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc6gbpyehns82 ... p.xpl?dl=0
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Re: X-Plane 9 and Foreflight

Postby FenixDigital » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:34 am

matt wrote:Found it, modified the code to multicast to the subnet. So, just make sure your iPad is on the same subnet as your computer. One last thing, I can only compile it for Mac and/or Linux. If you are on Windows, I would need a volunteer to help compile the software for the Windows version.

So, if you're on a Mac, let me know and I'll give you a link to download the plugin.

- Matt


(1st): Sorry for bringing this -such an old- thread alive again, but I am at present at the same situation.

(2nd): That being said, I would sincerely appreciate if you can share the Mac plug-in or whatever so I can connect my ForeFlight for iPad to my X-Plane 9

My X-plane is running in a Mac Mini 2011 where X-Plane 11 is not an option, since it requires far more than it's capabilities. So I decided stay in X-Plane 9 until I see any improvement in X-Plane other than eye-candy visually-impacting improvements they are lately concentrated in. I am a ForeFlight user since a couple of weeks, actually in trial (I have a Jeppesen iPad subscription) If I can make this work, maybe I keep them both.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

Best regards!
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Re: X-Plane 9 and Foreflight

Postby FenixDigital » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:38 pm

No answer since June 23rd, I have to assume:

(1) Nobody has this problem anymore.
(2) Plug-in author is not in this forum anymore.
(3) Nobody has even the plug-in source available so at least I can try to get it working in my side.

Sorry to have to assume that. ;) :cry:
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Re: X-Plane 9 and Foreflight

Postby Keith Smith » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:06 pm

Matt, the plugin author, last visited in 2016. You could try a PM to him and see if he gets it (that should generate an email alert).

Alternatively, can you try xplane-10? It has native ForeFlight support.

If you can easily find the software solution to have XP9 push GPS and AHARS data to ForeFlight, go for it (it would actually be a very simple plugin to write), but otherwise, you might need to commit to getting more recent hardware, upgrading the sim and then reaping the benefits of having native ForeFlight support.
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