SimControlX

SimControlX is the successor to SimControl, a powerful iPad instructor station app for your simulator which provides you the ability to reposition aircraft instantly, change the wind and weather, fail engine components or instruments and much more, for realistic training without ever needing to get out of the captain’s chair or pausing the simulation.

Supports Prepar3D® v3.4, v4.0+ and X-Plane 10 (64-bit)
(X-Plane 11 support arriving in summer 2018)


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I connect SimControlX to my flight simulator/computer?

Please view the SimControlX manual available on our downloads page for detailed instructions.

 

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How do I connect my iPad to the Wi-Fi network?

To connect to a network

  1. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
  2. When Wi-Fi is on, your device will automatically search for available Wi-Fi networks:
  3. Tap the name of your desired Wi-Fi network.
  4. When your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, a checkmark will appear to the left of the network name. The Wi-Fi logo will also appear in the status bar at the top left of your display:

To connect to a password-protected network

  1. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
  2. When Wi-Fi is on, your device will automatically search for available Wi-Fi networks.
  3. Tap the name of your desired Wi-Fi network. A password-protected network will have a lock icon to the right of the network’s name.
  4. You will be prompted to enter the password:
  5. Enter the password for the Wi-Fi network.
  6. Tap Join.

 

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I changed the time on the weather page (or pressed “Set Noon” or “Set Midnight”) but the visual did not change.

After you scroll to the time you wish to set manually, or press “Set Noon” or “Set Midnight” you must press the button in blue to the right of the time selector that says “Change Time” for the visual to update.

 

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Why does my computer say this software could harm my computer?

Due to the nature of how Windows handles security, it is common for newly released applications to experience false warnings about security. Depending upon many factors such as your version of Windows, OS, and other security programs and filters, you may get this message or you may not. Regardless, our software download will not harm your computer. Please follow the steps to install the program found in our manual available on our downloads page.

 

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My computer/flight simulator says “unavailable” next to it on the SimControlX connections page and I can’t click on it to connect.

Ensure the SimControlX Server software is running on your computer/flight simulator and that you have chosen the correct program (P3D version 3 or 4) then click connect to simulator. If you have already done this, please close the SimControlX app (double-click the Home button on the iPad, swipe “up” on the SimControlX app preview to close it completely) then reopen SimControlX app and reconnect to your simulator. You can also disconnect, then reconnect to the simulator on the SimControlX Server program window on your computer, but will still need to reconnect on the “connections” page of the app. Your should now be able to select your computer on the connection page of SimControlX app.

 

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My simulator stopped responding to input from SimControlX, but the app still says its connected.

Please close the app (double-click the Home button on the iPad, swipe “up” on the SimControlX app preview to close it completely) then reopen SimControlX and reconnect to your simulator. You can also disconnect, then reconnect to the simulator on the SimControlX Server program window on your computer, but will still need to reconnect on the “connections” page of the app. If you notice an error message on the SimControlX Server program window on your computer, please let us know what the error was and what action you were doing at the time, so we can address the issue. Thank you.

 

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With SimControlX connected, can I still use the weather scenarios or failures on the flight sim program I’m using?

Yes, you can set weather or failures or airports on the flight sim program and SimControlX will adapt to the changes, however they may not reflect in the button on the app page (i.e. if you fail the AI from within the flight sim program not the app, the AI failure button may still say working). You can override the failures or weather set by the computer by resetting it from SimControlX.

 

 

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X-Plane Does Not Respond Properly

In most cases, this is because X-Plane is working in the background to load relevant changes according to your input, such as loading a new aircraft or airport. All you have to do is wait for X-Plane to finish loading and you can continue flying.

 

 

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What flight simulator software is compatible with SimControlX?

SimControlX currently supports Prepar3D v3.4, v4.0+ and X-Plane 10 (64-bit). X-Plane 11 support will be arriving soon.

 

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What are the SimControlX Firewall Settings?

Here are the Windows firewall settings, that SimControlX needs to have available to function.

 

 

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What router ports need to be available for SimControlX to see the server?

Open the following ports in your router:

51000, 51001, 51002

 

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Where can I find the server downloads for the old SimControl app?

If you purchased copies of the old SimControl app, you may re-download the relevant server applications using the links below. Please note that we do not actively support the old SimControl app anymore, so we recommend you purchase the newer SimControlX app, for ongoing updates and support.

 

 

If you get a “file dependency error”, it means that you are missing “Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)”

You can download and install it from: here

 

If you get a ” Crash after pressing connect”, it means that you are missing “Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)”

You can download and install it from: here

 

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