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Plugin Update : WebFMC Pro v1.04 by Green Arc Studios

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Plugin Update : WebFMC Pro v1.04 by Green Arc Studios

 

X-PlaneReviews loved the clever new application from Green Arc Studios in the WebFMC Pro plugin...  review is here: Plugin Review : WebFMC Pro by Green Arc Studios

 

The actual concept was not totally new, as FlightFactor have used the remote FMC set up in a browser window for a few years, but the concept was not universal as it was restricted to only FlightFactor aircraft. But there is no doubt on the versatility of the idea and the remote layout makes the inputting of flight data, performance and routing not only a little more easier, but also more realistic.

 

First a quick recap on how it works. If your aircraft has a popout FMC (Flight Management Computer) then it can be reproduced with active buttons on a internet browser and used via your wifi network.

 

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Really any computer or device that can run an internet browser can be used, including say an iPad, mobile phone or a secondary computer to show the WebFMC Pro display, any phone or device does have the added feature of direct finger input or direct keyboard input, but as I found my iPhone was just a little too small for my finger input. Set up and use is very easy once you have installed the WebFMC Pro plugin in your X-Plane plugin's folder, you then just then type in the required browser address which is http://localhost:9090 or http://10.0.0.2:9090 where as "localhost" is your computer (the one running X-Plane), and if you are using a configured aircraft for WebFMC Pro it should instantly appear in the browser window.

 

Currently there are five aircraft configured, with the B737-800 zibo mod and 737-900ER Ultimate that are also usable on the free version (or really a demo) available here: WebFMC 1.0.4 Plugin set up is the same, but the Pro version won't allow you to access the other aircraft's FMCs.

 

●  737-300 by IXEG

●  A319 by ToLiss

●  A320 by Jar Design

●  737-800 Zibo Mod

●  737-900ER Ultimate

 

WebFMC Mac Facia 1.jpg    WebFMC IXEG Facia 1.jpg   WebFMC Mac Facia 2.jpg

 

 

WebFMC Pro v1.04

Version v1.04 now adds in a few more aircraft to the Pro access list with the:

 

  • A320-214 Ultimate by Flightfactor
  • EADT x737 (x737FMC plugin is required)

 

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The addition of the Flightfactor A320 Ultimate FMC is a big feature of the v1.4. And certainly many users will note that the same feature will also come directly from FlightFactor in a future update. But that is missing the point, because if you are changing aircraft from say the ToLiSS319 to the FF A230 Ultimate then the change over is seemless with WebFMC instantly available from one FMC to the other.

 

A new option now on the menu is...  "Screen Only On Click".  This new feature allows you to just have the screen section visible in the browser, it is aimed at home cockpit builders in to just show the active screens on the remote panels, it also takes up less space if you just want to monitor the FMC's data in flight or on a remote device.

 

WebFMC v1.04 Panel 1.jpgWebFMC v1.04 Panel 2.jpg

 

The FMC skins have also evolved, the dirty versions are now more realistic with actual real FMC panels being photographed and reproduced.

 

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FMC panels are now worn and damaged through wear and tear (arrowed) and look highly realistic.

 

Summary

A great plugin that with v1.04 has now evolved a lot more, not just with the expected new FMC's for the FlightFactor A320 Ultimate and EADT x737 (x737FMC plugin is required) but also new features with the screen only now available and has more realistic FMC panels. So that shows the developers are not going just in the one direction but improving the idea in others as well.

 

Obviously this is a really great tool for any interaction with the provided FMC's, it not only provides a remote interaction with the aircraft from another computer or device, but easier input and speed in enhanced as well...  Highly Recommended.

 

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Yes! WebFMC Pro v1.04 by Green Arc Studios is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


WebFMC Pro

 

Price is US$19.99

 

The v1.04 update is free to previous purchasers of the plugin, go to your X-Plane.OrgStore account for the new version.

 

Quick and easy access to the FMC
Get easy access to the FMC: quickly edit the flightplan, monitor flight progress, set up your approach and do all the typical work of the pilot without having to move around in the cockpit, even if the plane doesn’t support FMC as a popup natively - on the same PC, or different monitor, tablet or phone - in fact you can use multiple displays at the same time!
 
Make pilot tasks easy and comfortable
Enjoy external views during cruise while monitoring flight progress on separate screen or take a quick look at your phone to verify calculated landing speed with just a glimpse of an eye during busy time on approach. Make flying complex SIDs / STARs easy as you can focus on the important flight parameters while having overview of the constraints all the time. Take your mobile to the kitchen as you cook a dinner during a long haul and never miss T/D again!
 
Convenient to use
Use physical keyboards on PC with extra keys such as Prev/Next page mapped to keyboard keys for easy access. WebFMC scales dynamically to fit any display or window size and can look as native app on mobiles by using browser's "Add to home screen" feature.
 
Aircraft support
WebFMC Pro supports growing number of 3rd party aircraft starting with 
  • FlightFactor A320 Ultimate
  • ToLiss 319
  • JarDesign 320
  • IXEG 737-300
  • EADT x737 (x737FMC required) 
  • Zibo Mod 737-800
  • 737-900 Ultimate

 

More to come!

 

Requirements:
Plugin
The WebFMC plugin requires X-Plane 11 running on a 64-bit Windows 7 operating system or newer. The plugin doesn't require any extra CPU/memory on the system.
 
Web Client
The CDU can be displayed on any modern and up-to-date web browser with JavaScript support.
We recommend the latest versions of Google Chrome on PC or Android and Safari on iOS but it worked fine on Firefox 60.0.2 as well
No internet connection required, remote device needs to be on the same local network as X-Plane PC.
Current version: 1.4 (June 24th 2014)

 

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Plugin Update Review by Stephen Dutton

26th June 2018

Copyright©2018 : X-Plane Reviews

  

(Disclaimer. All images and text in this review are the work and property of X-PlaneReviews, no sharing or copy of the content is allowed without consent from the author as per copyright conditions)

 

Review System Specifications:

Computer System: Windows  - Intel Core i7 6700K CPU 4.00GHz / 64bit - 16 Gb single 1067 Mhz DDR4 2133 - ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8Gb - Samsung Evo 512gb SSD 

Software:   - Windows 10 - X-Plane 11.20

Addons: Saitek x56 Rhino Pro system Joystick and Throttle : Sound - Bose  Soundlink Mini

Plugins: Environment Engine by xEnviro v1.07 US$69.90 : XPRealistic Pro v1.0.9  effects US$19.95 : WorldTraffic 3.0 Plugin - US$29.95

Scenery or Aircraft

- Boeing 757 Pro Series- FlightFactor/VMAX (X-Plane.OrgStore) - US$64.95
- ToLiSS319 (A319) by ToLiSS (X-Plane.OrgStore) - US$69.00
- A320 Ultimate by FlightFactor (X-Plane.OrgStore) - US$89.95
- Airbus A320neo by JarDesign (Xplane-.OrgStore) - US$59.95
- Boeing x737 by EADT (EADT x737 Project) - Free (x737FMC required and a purchase is required) 
- Boeing 737-800X  X-Plane default aircraft with ZIBO MOD installed - Free
- Boeing 737-900ER Ultimate Project - Free
  

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