How to set up X-Plane to use X Plane Steam Gauges Free/X Plane Steam Gauges Pro

First, install X Plane Steam Gauges Free/X Plane Steam Gauges Pro on your phone, and X-Plane on your computer.

Make sure your computer and phone are connected to the same network – usually this means they use the same router or wifi access point.

This how-to is split into two parts. The first part is done on your phone. The second part is on the computer you have installed X-Plane on.

On your phone

  1. Start the X Plane Steam Gauges app.
  2. Use the menu button to call up the menu:
  3. Select the “IP address” menu item. This leads you to see the ip address of your phone – make a note of it.
  4. Press “OK”, and that's it for the phone. Now we move on to the computer.

On your computer

  1. Open X Plane as usual, select your aircraft and starting position, weather and so on.
  2. Once X Plane is running and you are on the runway, move your mouse pointer to the top of the window so that the menu bar appears.
  3. Select “Settings”, then “Net connections”
  4. Select the “Data” tab.
  5. Now tick the “IP of data receiver” checkbox. Enter the IP address of your phone that you found back in step 3 on your phone.
  6. Make sure the port number is unchanged at 49001.
  7. Close the “Net Connections” dialog.
  8. Back in the simulation, move your mouse pointer to the top of the screen so that the menu bar appears.
  9. Select “Settings”, then select “Data Input & Output”.
  10. This opens a new dialog. Select the “Data Set” tab.
  11. Note that each entry has a number and four checkboxes.
  12. Check the leftmost checkbox for entries 3,4,7,16,17,18, and 20.
  13. Make sure you set “UDP rate” (lower right-hand corner) to at least 20.
  14. Close the dialog.
  15. That's it! Start flying, and your phone will display your airspeed and altitude.