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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 11:05:06 AM

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Hi,

I have a couple of touchscreen devices - a Pocket PC and a Tablet PC.
However, I run FS2004 on a desktop PC.

Does anyone know if there's any way of "remote controlling" items in an
FS2004 cockpit on these touchscreen devices?
I thought it'd be pretty neat to have the ATC/radio stack/other cockpit
items on the touchscreen devices (running over a network).
Basically, so I can control many aspects of the aircraft from a
different machine.
I've also been looking for something that will display my position on
the FS2004 map on a seperate machine.
This thought just hit me: Perhaps using the student/instructor mode in
FS2004 may help...

If anyone knows of any way of doing these things (or something like
them), I'd be glad to hear from you.

Thanks in advance!

Richard.
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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 7:18:03 PM

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First thing that comes to mind are the payware gauge systems from
Project Magenta http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html on a client PC.
WideFS is also a good way to run programs like ActiveSky -- run it on a
separate computer and it won't take system resources from your Flight
Sim computer.

I don't believe -- believe -- that you can move the primary flight
controls to a client PC.

Project Magenta and WideFS are both payware. Free way to explore the
concept: download Rana's Moving Map (MM) and Flightsim Manager (FSM)
programs http://www.ranainside.com/products.html Both are free. Install
FSM on both computers, and then install MM on your client (the one
that's not actually running Flight Simulator). FSM will function as a
bridge between them -- and take up some resources on both systems; so
will WideFS, but it's got a smaller footprint.

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Anonymous
June 26, 2005 7:59:11 PM

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> Does anyone know if there's any way of "remote controlling" items in an
> FS2004 cockpit on these touchscreen devices?

I asked the same question before. The answer (I think of Bill Leaming) was
that it is not possible to use a PDA in FS2004, because of the way FS2004
has been designed.

Henk
Anonymous
June 26, 2005 10:41:04 PM

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Thanks for your replies.

It's a shame FS2004 doesn't like doing anything remotely...

David - Thanks for the links and useful advice. I'll certainly check
those out.

The free way of putting maps over to a client machine in FS2004 is
interesting. It's not everything I wanted, but being able to have maps
up at the same time as the simulation will be *very* useful!
I'm already a rabid fan of FlightSim Manager - probably the most useful
FS download ever.

I'll let you know when I get it working.

Thanks again! :) 

Richard.

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