igoconnect plugin for x-plane

iGoConnect v2.30.6 and higher is compatible with iGoDispatch iOS for IXEG's Boeing 733 version 1.17, iGoDispatch for CRJ200 and Saab-340A version 3.17, and iGoDispatch for desktop. For other versions, use iGoConnect 2.21.
iGoConnect is a plugin for X-Plane flight simulator. iGoConnect (hereinafter referred to as the Plugin) acts as a server that connects X-Plane to iGoDispatch – an iPad application – over TCP. The Plugin performs the following functions: 

  • Receives the following information from the iGoDispatch application (the Application): Center 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.
  • Sends to the Application the following X-Plane datarefs (ACARS data): 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 the Application, the Application performs other calculations, such as estimation of time and distance given the available fuel, %MAC, and the current CG offset.
  • Receives the current CG offset from the Application and dynamically adjusts it during the flight resulting in greater flight realism.
  • 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:
1. Go to Control Panel > Windows Firewall
2. Click on "Advanced Settings" in the left-hand pane.
3. Click on "Inbound Rules" and then "New rule".
4. Select "Port", click next, select "TCP", and enter "7767" as the local port.
5. Click next, and allow the connection.
6. Click next again, and ensure that "Domain", "Private" and "Public" are all ticked.
7. Name your firewall rule, e.g. "iGoConnect", and then save it.

For Mac:
1. Go to System Preferences, and choose the Security and Privacy Tab.
2. Click on the Firewall Tab, and the Firewall options button. 
3. The page will show you the applications that are allowed access through your firewall
4. Add new applications to the list by clicking on the plus icon.
CHANGE LOG

Version 2.30.6
  • Compatibility with iGoDispatch for desktop.
  • Fixed a bug that could crash X-Plane if some navdata files were not found.
  • Improved TCP connection handling.

Version 2.21.1
  • Added compatibility with the latest version of IXEG's Boeing-733;
  • Updated boost libraries.

Version 2.20.17
  • Fixed a bug when X-Plane crashed under certain conditions during the flight;
  • Fixed a bug when errors in the Plane Configuration file could cause a crash;
  • Fixed a bug when some Navigraph data could not be obtained in Linux;
  • Removed downloading winds aloft for US. This is no longer supported by Laminar. Global winds aloft data is downloaded from the iGoDispatch application;
  • Added compatibility with newer versions of iGoDispatch for CRJ-200 and Saab-340A (to be released soon).