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Is it possible to connect EVFR4 to X-Plane?

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You can connect with xUDPNMEA

xUDPNMEA is a plug-in for X-Plane 10 to test-drive PocketFMS / EasyVFR. Works fine with X-Plane 11 as well

https://www.pocketfms.com/Downloads/Program/xUdpNMEA.zip

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Ok thanks

 

(edited, didn't read all of the above 🙂 )

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xUDPNMEA is a plug-in for X-Plane 10 to test-drive PocketFMS / EasyVFR. Works fine with X-Plane 11 as well

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Just tested and it's still working with latest X-Plane 11.40r2. For EV4 you have to set port 43211 whereas for EV3 you have to set port 11000. If you do net get connected automatically, edit file xUdpNMEA.cfg in X-Plane plugin folder instead of setting IP and port in X-Plane plugin settings

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Hmm How do you configure EVFR to accept this setting? Tried the "use external GPS" button, but nothing happens.

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EVFR connects automatically when using above mentioned ports. In EV4 it's then identified as "GDL90 iLevel SW2/3 (UDP)"

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OK Thanks. It works now, both for 3 and 4. Seems to be a bit slow to update the GPS alt ? about every 30 seconds or so.

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Attached you find a LUA script for the X-Plane 11 plugin FlyWithLua. This script sends GPRMC, GPGGA, GPGSA NMEA sentences via UDP.

Details about FlyWithLua and how to use it can be found at:

GitHub: https://github.com/X-Friese/FlyWithLua and at the X-Plane forum:

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/38445-flywithlua-ng-next-generation-edition-for-x-plane-11-win-lin-mac/

FlyWithLua scripts work independently from the platform X-Plane 11 is running on. So, this script should run on Windows, Mac and Linux.  I have to admit the script was tested on Windows only since I do not have the other machines and any feedback is highly appreciated when the scrip is used on other platforms. Kindly let my know any improvements you applied. As this is my first LUA it's very likely that errors may occur

Prerequisite to run this script is latest FlyWithLua installed in your X-Plane 11. To activate the script un-zip and copy it to the FlyWithLua script folder X-Plane 11\Resources\plugins\FlyWithLua\Scripts

When the script is successfully activated, you’ll find a new macro in the FlyWithLua macro menu to set the Network IP-address and port of your device EasyVFR is running on. For EV3 you need to set port 11000 and for EV4 set 43211.

 

Have fun

Ubi Sumus

 

 

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Hi,

 

I'd like to note a free alternative to @Ubi Sumus's suggestions is XP Remote for Android. 

Once properly installed you can select XP Remote as the mock location app in developer options in your device settings. Once you've connected XP Remote with X-Plane it should automatically mock your location and Easy VFR should work.

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I failed miserably trying to connect to x-plane 11.5. 
with sky demon it worked flawlessly. 
I am still fan of Easyvfr4 so please make that feature plug and play, it is very convenient for training

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I can confirm that my plugins mentioned above connect latest X-Plan 11.53 properly to EV4 and EV3. Doublecheck if the plugin, whatever you use is installed correctly in X-Plane and also check the port configured in the plugin

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@ubi

 

i screwed up. I tried to follow every step and I installed all kinds of stuff I don't need in the hope to finally get it working. I am a old white man who used macs his whole life. Now, instead of clicking one or two buttons I have to install pudding in dubious folders to get stuff working. Well, in my case it is not working as the plug-in does not show up under plugins once I have restarted x-plane. It is nerve wrecking. I wasted half a day where I actually wanted to fly and learn something. Instead of this I have to learn Windows. 

can please somebody send me the required plugin and a idiot proof instruction for windows 10? I just want to connect x-plane 11.53  with easyvfr 4 which runs in a second monitor on the same machine. I hope that doesn't slow down my frame rate. If it is advisable to run easyvfr on the iPad or something which is in the same network I gladly would do that too. 

please help. Email to [email protected]

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Anyone?

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What plugin shall I create a bullet proof instruction for? Will take some time since I'm currently very busy.

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Dear Irmin

have a look at attached PDF.

Please keep in mind we all love to help, but we do that voluntarily in our free time and highly appreciate a minimum amount of kindness like a hello or a small thank you.

Happy Landings

Ubi Sumus

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Dear Ubi, I did not manage to connect to X-Plane by simply put xUDPNMEA into the plugins folder. It simply did not show up in the plugins menue... However, after installing FlywithLua and proceeding on this way it worked flawlessly. So, thank you very much for your help, DANKE SCHÖN. Now, to a completely different issue. Some of the maps I purchased in Easyvfr4 show up on my Ipad and Iphone but not on my PC! ...just frustrating... 

Please forward your paypal email to Irmin(at)Kerck.com, I would like to send over a little "danke"

 

Irmin

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Dear Irmin,

good to hear it's working at least with LUA. But I'm surprised that above Install xUDPNMEA.pdf did not help. I created that step by step that evening and as shown in the screen shots, it's working as expected in my Windows 10 with XP11.53.

Happy Landings

Ubi Sumus

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Brilliant, thanks guys. I've been looking in the wrong place for this for a while, but downloaded FlyWithLua + the script, booted up Xplane and set the IP address and EV4 just changed to it automagically. Wonderful.

I use linux to drive Xplane, and this works just fine.

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Dear Ubi,

I use X-plane 11.5 on a iMac with macOS Monterey 12.5.1. FlyWithLua is installed and I put xUdpNMEA in the plugin-folder.

After starting up X-Plane the xUdpNMEA didn't show up. I noticed that in the plugin/xUdpNMEA there are is only a Win.xpl file and no Mac.xpl (as with other plugins).

Could this be a reason why xUdpNMEA doesn't show up?

Jos Nederlof

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Dear Jos,

sorry for the delay, I was on a trip.

xUdpNMEA is not the the LUA script, that's a binary file for Windows only.

For FlyWithLua only the script file NMEA_UDP V0.1.lua is needed. Please read above post dated 18 January 2020 16:30 and download NMEA_UDP V0.1.zip from same post.

Happy Landings
Ubi Sumus

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I must admit I am surprised the difficulty connecting EasyVFR4 to X-plane 12.  I currently use Skydemon, but was impressed with the display in EasyVFR4, so signed up for a monthly pro subscription.

Neither of the above suggestions work with Xplane 12.  I thank the posters for their efforts, but I signed up for something that should really be easier to connect.

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I can confirm that both tools xUDPNMEA and the LUA script NMEA_UDP V0.1.lua connect properly X-Plane 12.00b3 to EasyVFR. For details check below posts.

xUDPNMEA:

https://easyvfr4.aero/community/flight-sim/connecting-to-x-plane#post-2131
https://easyvfr4.aero/community/flight-sim/connecting-to-x-plane#post-4701

LUA script:
https://easyvfr4.aero/community/flight-sim/connecting-to-x-plane#post-2301

Latest version of FlyWithLUA is required for X-Plane 12 and is available for download from:

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/82888-flywithlua-ng-next-generation-plus-edition-for-x-plane-12-win-lin-mac/

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