Mobile Companion App, Microsoft Flight simulator
Using MSFS Mobile Companion App and almost any mobile device you can control essential aircraft instruments such as NAV frequencies and much more
· Moving Map (Open Street Maps).
· NAV 1/2 frequency and OBS 1/2 selection.
· ADF frequency and ADF card selection.
· COM 1/2 and transponder selection.
· Autopilot with altitude, vertical speed, and airspeed settings.
· Gyro drift and altimeter pressure settings.
· Landing ratings (vertical speed at touchdown).
· Simulation rate controls.
To run and use this app you need to do the following
1. Make sure your PC and your mobile device are connected to the same local network and that your home network is set to Private in your Network Profile settings.
2. Run the simulator and start any flight in.
3. Run MSFS_MCA_v1-2.exe that you've unzipped previously.
4. A Microsoft Defender security window may open when launching MSFS_MCA_v1-2.exe for the first time. Allow the "unrecognized app" to run. Additionally, a Windows Security Alert Window may open when you launch MSFS_MCA_v1-2.exe for the first time. Allow private network access for MSFS_MCA_v1-2.exe in the Windows Security Alert Window.
5. A command-line window will open that will give you instructions on the IP-address where you can access the MSFS Mobile Companion App. Don't close the command line window.
6. Open the IP-address in your mobile device's web browser. The IP address will most likely be something like 192.168.0.XXX:4000.
Notice: You can launch MSFS Mobile Companion App directly from your PC's browser. In that case, just type in localhost:4000 in your browser's url bar.
The following are know issues that we are aware of
· NAV frequencies can get out of sync, especially when rapidly pressing frequency adjustment buttons. Use the "Force Sync Frequencies" button to synchronize frequencies with the sim.
· NAV frequencies are not automatically synchronized when starting a second flight. Use the "Force Sync Frequencies" button to synchronize frequencies with the sim.
· You may see landings with a vertical speed between 0 and 5 fpm in the app. This is caused by the sim recording the plane loading on ground at the start of a flight as a landing.