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iGoConnect is an X-Plane plugin that connects X-Plane to iGoDispatch – an iPad application developed for LES Saab-340A, JRollon's CRJ-200, and IXEG's Boeing-733.

The plugin performs the following functions:

  • The plugin receives the following information from the iGoDispatch application: Centre of Gravity offset, payload weight, and fuel weight. After the data have been received, the plugin loads the plane by changing the relevant datarefs in X-Plane.
  • The plugin sends the following X-Plane datarefs (ACARS data) to iGoDispatch: plane’s position (latitude and longitude); heading (true and magnetic); weight; available fuel; current fuel flow; ground speed; and altitude. After the data have been received by iGoDispatch, the application performs other calculations, such as estimation of time and distance given the available fuel, %MAC, and the current CG offset.
  • The plugin receives the current CG offset from the Application and dynamically adjusts it during the flight resulting in greater flight realism.
  • The Plugin monitors flight performance based on approximately 20 parameters and determines possible pilot's errors during the flight. The Plugin also determines the passengers' satisfaction by monitoring the G-force and turbulence experienced during the flight. A performance report can then be sent to and displayed on the Application

 

IMPORTANT!

If you have problems connecting the iGoDispatch application to the computer with X-Plane running, it is most likely that your Firewall is blocking the TCP connection. You need to open the port to allow connection between your iPad and computer.

For Windows:

  • Go to Control Panel > Windows Firewall
  • Click on "Advanced Settings" in the left-hand pane.
  • Click on "Inbound Rules" and then "New rule".
  • Select "Port", click next, select "TCP", and enter "7767" as the local port.
  • Click next, and allow the connection.
  • Click next again, and ensure that "Domain", "Private" and "Public" are all ticked.
  • Name your firewall rule, e.g. "iGoConnect", and then save it.

For Mac:

  • Go to System Preferences, and choose the Security and Privacy Tab.
  • Click on the Firewall Tab, and the Firewall options button.
  • The page will show you the applications that are allowed access through your firewall
  • Add new applications to the list by clicking on the plus icon.

 

If you use third-party firewalls, they have their own procedures of adding Ports to TCP connections that may differ from those that I provide in my manual. You need to follow their specific instructions.

For example, if you have McAfee in Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Open McAfee Total Protection;
  2. Open Web and Email Protection;
  3. Open Firewall;
  4. Open Ports and System Services;
  5. Click Add;
  6. System Service Name: iGoDispatch. Local TCP/IP Ports: 7767. Open ports to: All PCs. Forward port activity: checked.
  7. Click Save.

The Manual is also available here: http://igoapp.ca/page_igoconnect/igoconnect_manual.html

The plugin supports Windows, Mac (OS X versions 10.7 or later), and Linux.


What's New in Version 2.21.1   See changelog

Released

- Added compatibility with the latest version of IXEG's Boeing-733

- Updated boost libraries


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