SimControlX is a powerful iPad instructor station app for your simulator which provides you the ability to reposition aircraft instantly, change 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® v5.0+, v4.0+, v3.4, X-Plane 11,
X-Plane 10 (64-bit) & ELITE XTS
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Please view the SimControlX manual available on our downloads page for detailed instructions.
SimControlX currently supports Prepar3D v3.4, v4.0+, v5.0+, X-Plane 10 (64-bit), X-Plane 11 and ELITE XTS. Certain limitations exist with ELITE XTS, please review the manual for details.
There may be several reasons for a failure of license activation/deactivation. Here are some things to verify –
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The aircraft directory organization changed from X-Plane 10 to X-Plane 11. SimControlX expects that users organize any third-party aircraft directories using the following format options, in keeping with how Laminar Research provides their default aircraft –
<X-Plane 11 base directory>/Aircraft/<Category or Publisher Name>/<Third-Party Aircraft folder>
Alternatively, you may put all your third party aircraft in a single directory like –
<X-Plane 11 base directory>/Aircraft/My Third Party Aircrafts/<Third-Party Aircraft folder>
After organizing your third-party aircrafts, simply click “Reload Aircraft” on the Server software to rebuild the aircraft database. SimControlX should now display your aircraft on the aircraft page.
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.
Please view the SimControlX manual available on our downloads page for known limitations with using ELITE XTS and SimControlX.
The SimControlX plugin for ELITE XTS Home (Genview) disables certain pages on ELITE for usability purposes. The intent is to control the parameters for these pages from the SimControlX app.
If you wish to put the pages back to their original form, please refer to the section on “Disabling SimControlX plugin for ELITE XTS Home” in our manual available on our downloads page.
Here are the Windows firewall settings, that SimControlX needs to have available to function.
Open the following ports in your router:
51000, 51001, 51002
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