Setting Up Xavion with X-Plane

Xavion is designed for use in real aircraft, but you can use it to guide simulated aircraft in X-Plane as well! This is especially useful for flight training: You can practice flying, and using Xavion, all in your home! Once you are proficient in the simulator, things will go much more smoothly in the air! This is the way the professional test pilots and top-tier companies operate: They simulate the flight on the computer first, and then move into the real airplane once they are confident of what will happen in flight. Many of these organizations use X-Plane, and since it is just $59.99 at www.X-Plane.com, you can, too!

So, to start testing Xavion on the ground, so you are ready to take flight, follow these steps:

1. Download Xavion from the App Store

2. Download X-Plane from X-Plane.com

3. Connect your iPhone or iPad to X-Plane

Now let’s link Xavion to X-Plane!

  1. With Xavion installed on your iPhone or iPad, make sure your iPhone or iPad is connected to the same wireless network as the computer you run X-Plane on.
  2. In X-Plane, move your mouse to the top of the screen (causing the menu to appear). Click Settings, then Net Connections.
  3. In the Net Connections window, click on the iPhone/iPad tab.
  4. Check the box labeled “Send to Xavion for iPhone or iPad.”
  5. Enter the IP address of your iPad there. (In Xavion, go to NOTESSYSTEM. Your device’s IP address is shown there.)
  6. At this point, X-Plane should be communicating successfully with Xavion, and you’re ready to fly!

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Troubleshooting problems

If you’re having trouble getting Xavion to work with X-Plane, there are two things to check:

  1. Be sure you have the latest version of X-Plane.
    1. In X-Plane, move your mouse to the top of the screen (causing the menu to appear).
    2. Click on the About menu, then click About X-Plane.
    3. The version number should be 10.20 or later. If you have an earlier version, you’ll need to update X-Plane.
  2. Be sure your desktop or laptop is on the same network as your iPhone or iPad.
    1. To ensure there is no confusion, we recommend disabling all network connections on your computer except for the Wi-Fi connection. (On a Mac, you can do so by opening System Preferences and go to the Network section.)
    2. Check to make sure that your iPad or iPhone is connected to the same wireless network as your computer. You will know you have done this correctly when both the computer and your iPhone/iPad have an IP address that is the same except for the last number, typically. So, your computer might have an IP address of 192.168.0.50, and your iPad or iPhone might be 192.168.0.54, for example. (Again, you can find your iPhone/iPad’s IP address in Xavion, under the Diagnostic tab.)