Wi-Fly Remote is an iPhone and iPod Touch app that lets you use it as a remote-control joystick for X-Plane, a realistic and stunning flight simulator by Laminar Research for Mac and Windows.
There is a mailing list for news and feedback. I'll also be posting beta builds there for those willing to brave the cutting edge!
Version 1.0.3 released December 24, 2009. Requires X-Plane 8.50+ on Mac OS X or Windows.
Note: This plugin is only 32-bit compatible and will not load if running a 64-bit version of X-Plane. There is an experimental 64-bit version of the plugin for Mac OS X here.
- Quit X-Plane if it is already running.
- Unzip the archive from above.
- Copy the plugin file for your OS to your X-Plane plugins folder:
- Start X-Plane.
Your iPhone or iPod touch must be connected via wifi to the same local area network as your computer. If you have a firewall on your computer, you must allow X-Plane to accept incoming connections on UDP port 56244.
If you have any trouble, feel free to email me at danieldickison plus wifly at gmail for help.
Also check out this video by beta tester John Pugh.
Wi-Fly is open-source. The source code for the iPhone app is released under the MIT license, while the X-Plane plugin is available under the GPL license. Both are available at:
Install the .xpl file for your OS in your X-Plane plugins folder. This should work with X-Plane 8.5+ or 9+.
Are there any volunteers who could build a Linux version, or teach me how to cross-compile for Linux on a Mac?
- Wi-Fly-plugin-1.0.3-rc1.zip (Mac OS X 10.4+ and Windows XP+)
- See the included Read Me.pdf file for changes.