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Using Aviator Assistant with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Updated March 15th 2022 - By Thomas M.

Steps:
  1. Software needed on Windows PC
  2. Open Aviator Assistant and go to Settings. (Must be done every time you launch Aviator Assistant)
    1. Click on User Preferences
    2. Turn on Simulator Mode
    3. Return to Map Screen
  3. Run Xmapsy (A blue square icon with a red dot should show up in your system tray, bottom right)
    1. Right click the Xmapsy icon in the system tray and go to Settings
    2. Your settings should be set to these options. (See photo)
      1. Message-Format is use ABS-B/GDL90 Format
      2. Traffic Data is Send traffic data
      3. Network – Broadcast to all devices in current subnet (Note: If not working, make sure port 4000 isn’t blocked by router)
      4. Xmapsy Settings Screenshot.
    3. Click save changes
  4. Run Microsoft Flight Simulator
    1. Once MFS is fully loaded, you will get a pop up on Aviator Assistant asking to connect to devices on your local network. You must hit OK for it to work with MFS
    2. Once you pick a flight and/or course, you’ll notice your GPS on Aviator Assistant will automatically move to that location. Aviator Assistant will also currently be displaying ADS-B GPS in the top left under the search bar. This means it is working as intended. If you alt – tab and look at your xmaspy icon on system tray, it will have a blue dot on it, this means it is working and communicating between Aviator Assistant and MFS

If you're having trouble connecting MFS to Aviator Assistant or your phone does not ask for local area network access through Aviator Assistant, follow these steps:

  1. On your iOS device, go to setting, Wi-Fi, and click on the Info button next to the WiFi you are connected to. Write down your IPAddress. Close that and reopen Aviator Assistant.
  2. Go to xmapsy settings on your PC.
  3. Uncheck Broadcast to all devices.
  4. Enter your phone’s IP address in the IP Address field then save changes.
  5. Relaunch MFS.