About This File
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
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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Open McAfee Total Protection;
- Open Web and Email Protection;
- Open Firewall;
- Open Ports and System Services;
- Click Add;
- System Service Name: iGoDispatch. Local TCP/IP Ports: 7767. Open ports to: All PCs. Forward port activity: checked.
- 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 2.30.6 See changelog
- Compatibility with the upcoming desktop version of iGoDispatch for IXEG's Boeing-733.
- Fixed a bug that could crash X-Plane if some navdata files were not found.
- Improved TCP connection handling.