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iFMS for Android has now been released

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iFMS for Android has now been released

 

After a successful launch on the Apple App Store in June earlier this year, iFMS has now been released for Android devices on the Google Play Store.

Along with this release for Android, a new version 1.1 for iPhone/iPod/iPad will also be released in the coming days.

 

iFMS provides you with a nearly fully functional "Boeing style" Flight Management System and HSI display on your Android device, iPhone, iPad (Mini) or iPod Touch, to make your Flight Simulator experience a more realistic one.

Apart from all the standard flight planning and tracking (LNAV and VNAV) functionality, all the more complex functions such as hold programming, custom waypoint programming by coordinates, heading/distance calculation or waypoints radial/intersection calculation and abeam route waypoint calculations are available as well, along with much, much more.

 

The HSI display is has a MAP and PLAN mode and was developed appear as realistic as possible, the programmed route, the waypoints, the fixes, the navaids, the airports etc. are all programmed to be displayed using the standard symbolization rules of the industry.

 

iFMS can be configured for use with almost any of your favorite Flight Simulator's standard or add-on aircraft, 6 default aircraft configuration files are included but you can easily create your own following the tutorial available from the iFMS website.

 

 

New in version 1.1:

 

This is the first release available on Android as well as iOS platforms.

 

A much desired feature that is now included is the LNAV/VNAV engine.

Apart from using iFMS for flight planning/tracking/navigation, with this new engine iFMS is now also capable of controlling the aircraft's autopilot to fly the programmed LNAV/VNAV route.

 

This release also comes with 6 default aircraft configuration files, a 737-800, 747-400, 757-200, 767-300ER, 777-200LR and a PA-28, but you can easily create your own following the tutorial and examples available on the iFMS website so iFMS can be used with almost any flight simulator standard and most add-on aircraft.

 

Graphics have been significantly improved since the original iOS release in June earlier this year.

 

 

Features summary:

 

- Realistic Flight Planning/Tracking/Navigation

- Realistic Boeing style Flight Management System

- Realistic Boeing style HSI display

- LNAV & VNAV calculation

- An LNAV/VNAV engine to control your aircraft's autopilot

- Single portrait or side by side landscape view

- Configurable aircraft, 6 default included

- Use your own created aircraft files

- Loading and saving of flight plans

- Import flight plans and aircraft from your PC through iTunes

- Updatable navigation data through Navigraph

 

 

Please visit http://www.ifms-fs.com for more details about iFMS.

 

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Just a quick note on the new version 1.1 of iFMS.
If you’ve upgraded from a previous version and had already installed FStoIFMS, for whichever version of flight simulator you’re using:
YOU MUST UPDATE YOUR FStoiFMS TO THE LATEST VERSION AVAILABLE ON THE iFMS WEBSITE.

You won’t be able to connect the new iFMS 1.1 with the older versions of FStoiFMS.

iFMS 1.1 does diplay a message about this upon first launch but this can easily be missed.
Sorry of there was any confusion about this.

Regards,
Michael

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£7.99 on Google store - can anyone say if this has any lag as a lot of these lag too much. None of them utilise the great USB connection.

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Not exactly sure how you use it with FS. Wireless network connection? It must need data from FS to display what the sim is doing.

John

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Not exactly sure how you use it with FS. Wireless network connection? It must need data from FS to display what the sim is doing.

John

Yeah I've used similar products but they lag. They connect through wireless network using server software on the pc. Im tempted to get this one tho.

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Not exactly sure how you use it with FS. Wireless network connection? It must need data from FS to display what the sim is doing.

John

 

Correct, You connect over the local wireless network.

You need to install a tool called FStoiFMS (multiple versions are available for various simulator options) on the computer running the flight simulator, this tool reads the data from the flight simulator and sends it through to iFMS (or the other way around for autopilot inputs comming from iFMS). FStoiFMS can be downloaded from the iFMS website.

The data is sent from the simulator to iFMS every frame so there should not be any lag and given there are no heavy calculations involved it does not slow the simulator either.

 

Regards,

Michael

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Is there no demo version Jim?

 

There is not but if you're on Android the play store allows you to cancel your order within 15 minutes of purchase.

If you make sure you set up your FSX/X-plane by installing FStoiFMS before purchasing so you can give iFMS a 15 minute test run and decide if you want to keep it (it's not much time but it's something at least).

This option is not available on the Apple store unfortunately

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Michael would you recommend this?

Well, since I'm the developer of this app off course I recommend it, but my opinion might be somewhat biased :-).

Haha my apologies mate I didn't know. Cool! Im hitting the A2A 172 at the moment but when I get back to the jets ill be considering this for sure.

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