X-Plane Control Pad 4+

Laminar Research

Designed for iPad

    • 2.7 • 28 Ratings
    • Free



For X-Plane Mac/Windows/Linux 11.00 and later:

When the Pros fly their flight simulators for currency-checks, an instructor is hiding behind the scenes, setting location, weather, and inducing simulated aircraft failures during the flight test.

The goal is to survive the flight… despite the impossible weather, aircraft weight and balance, and equipment failures that are being triggered by the devilish instructor cowering behind the pilot.

Now, you can get this experience in X-Plane for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux personal computers by running this App on your iPad or iPhone (…with, of course, a willing tormentor to set all the various failures at the worst-possible time! Or just set them yourself.. the interface is clean and fast.

Here is how it works:

Simply fire up X-Plane on your Macintosh, Windows, or Linux personal computer and Control Pad on your iPhone or iPad. As long as they are all logged into the same WIFI network, they will see each other, and: Viola! You now have an Instructor Operator Station for X-Plane on your iPhone or iPad!

Now, on your iPad, you can load aircraft, set location, set the weight and balance of the airplane you are flying, set the weather in X-Plane, see a map complete with plan and profile views to see how well you are flying your approaches, and even induce any of the aircraft equipment failures possible in X-Plane (currently, about 1,000 possible failures!)

So, with this App, you can take X-Plane from a fun flight simulator up to a pro-level training experience.. assuming, of course, that you can handle the heat.

What’s New

Version 1.31

Hang-bug fixed where some commands from X-Plane could confuse the App.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Vijay09 ,

X-Plane 11 on Mac crashes

With the new version or x plane 11.5 and control pad , x plane crashes when we send the command.

Please fix it

Developer Response ,

Wait what command do you mean? Can you say what command you are sending?
You can email me at austin@X-Plane.com...

thrombus1 ,

Works great but do have a question

App works perfectly for torturing someone while flying the sim! But, why is it 3 gb installed? Is there that much bloat in apple’s sdk? Seems with the UI and functionality it should be MUCH smaller.

Mikeconnor840 ,

I love it

It’s not pretty but it works. It’s great to be able to set up any weather or failure situation instantly without having to leave the flight.

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