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
- Start the X Plane Steam Gauges app.
- Use the menu button to call up the menu:
- Select the “IP address” menu item. This leads you to see the ip address of your phone – make a note of it.
- Press “OK”, and that's it for the phone. Now we move on to the computer.
On your computer
- Open X Plane as usual, select your aircraft and starting position, weather and so on.
- 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.
- Select “Settings”, then “Net connections”
- Select the “Data” tab.
- 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.
- Make sure the port number is unchanged at 49001.
- Close the “Net Connections” dialog.
- Back in the simulation, move your mouse pointer to the top of the screen so that the menu bar appears.
- Select “Settings”, then select “Data Input & Output”.
- This opens a new dialog. Select the “Data Set” tab.
- Note that each entry has a number and four checkboxes.
- Check the leftmost checkbox for entries 3,4,7,16,17,18, and 20.
- Make sure you set “UDP rate” (lower right-hand corner) to at least 20.
- Close the dialog.
- That's it! Start flying, and your phone will display your airspeed and altitude.