No Money Mondays: WebFMC
May 20, 2019
Green Arc Studios has produced one of the most versatile tools for X-Plane 11 for one of the most popular 3rd party aircraft in X-Plane 11. It’s called WebFMC, and it has the power to “access the CDU of select aircraft via any modern web browser running on virtually any device (phone, tablet, smart TV...) on your local network.”
First released in March 2018, WebFMC has quickly grown in features and aircraft types. While there is a payware version of WebFMC available, the only major feature differences are the supported aircraft types. In the freeware version, the 737-700 Ultimate, Zibo 737-800, and 737-900 Ultimate are all supported.
The payware version contains support for numerous other aircraft types. WebFMC is compatible with all X-Plane platforms (Windows, Mac, and Linux), meaning that anyone can use it. There is also support for custom cockpit builds.
The feature list for WebFMC (freeware) includes:
- Access CDU (FMC) from any number devices (PCs, phones, tablets etc) at a time
- Simple installation - just drop WebFMC into X-Plane plugins folder
- No need to install any software on the devices, all you need is a web browser
- Very lightweight and small, no visible impact on XP performance
- Can look as native app on mobiles (via browser's "Add to home screen")
- Supports keyboards on PC
- Supports screen-only mode for cockpit builders.
The sheer amount of possibilities and convenience that WebFMC creates for virtual pilots is almost unparalleled. For example, if you needed to go upstairs and do other things, you could keep WebFMC open on your phone and see the progress of your flight. The keyboard typing feature is quite convenient for those who don’t like pressing the individual buttons of an FMC. You could also have the FMC in a separate tab on another computer while you work.
WebFMC freeware edition can be found on the X-Plane.org forum here.
The payware version of WebFMC is available on the X-Plane.org store for $19.99 (USD), and can be found here.
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