No Tablet? Come 'on...really?

Hi Pilots…
Don’t get me wrong…

We have the year 2020. This Sim is called to be the best Flightsimulator for the next decades.
Live Weather, ultra realistic scenery, real life experience, everything is future orientated…


I have to klick on a vfr map in a poor designed window. Fuel planing also in a window…etc.

In real life…i think…in the smallest plane the Pilot use a Tablet for this stuff.
Maps, flight plans, SID’s & STAR’s, fuel, calculations, notes…even everything.

Why no plane has a tablet like in real life in use?

For me this is really recommended for modern way of flight.

I wish we had a tablet!

Save flights…

*i hope you understand me…sorry for my bad english.

Yes, I wish we could transport a tablet panel “window” onto a real secondary tablet using SimConnect or whatever. I have done this for a 3rd-party flight moving map application, in a client network configuration. But I would love to be able to do the same with a FMS, and Garmin. Besides the tablet having touch screen, the flexibility of displaying different panels externally is logically the direction things should move.


I mean, everyone draws comparisons with xplane. The Zibo mod etc. But something like the avitab would be great.
The whole upper screen menue could be shipped to the tablet. And for ATC just press the “mic” button.

(wow…google translation is really cool :relaxed:
And I idiot break my head all the time to write in english )


I’m using a real tablet for all of this by apps or websites.

I’m dying for a tablet too but I think we need to wait for the SDK to become more-open before this can happen.

Read this: Tip: How to get your gauges on your Tablet or other monitor

It only works with some gauges on some planes but it pretty cool.

Yes, i take my smartphone for this stuff.
Last week i bought a ipad 8th.
But i don’t know why i need the gauges doubled. Once in the cockpit and on the tablet.
Okay for those who build a home cockpit it makes sense.
But not for me. My simplace is in a corner in our bedroom. I have no space for something like that.

Thats the reason why i want it animated.

I mean…for me it’s an immersion thing.
I look around in the cockpit, setting things, push buttons, turn knobs…and i want the same thing with a animated tablet.

And everybody of us knows…in the A320, for example, is an space holder for a tablet.
So why this feature is missing?

what they’re saying is that you can use a second monitor or a tablet with external programs/websites that have the maps/SIDS/STARS/GPS tracking etc etc.

Have a look at Navigraph (paid), Littenavmap (free) for apps, or for a site.


This discussion sort of leans towards what’s known as an “Electronic Flight Bag” or EFB, which reminded me I had purchased some called FSWidgets, I just checked their site, and apparently they already have initiated a FS2020 plugin for many of their apps. I’m going to have to load them up and see how the work. A bit on the pricey side, but I was always happy with them and they sort of cover all the operating systems to meet my needs anyway

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A virtual tablet/EFB would be particularly useful for VR pilots, as a method for removing the need to take off the headset, so gets my vote for sure.

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Big yes please from me too for this.

I’m really baffled about the fact that there is no mobile app that can connect through SimConnect for things like that. Or an app that displays the overhead panel so I can have a touchscreen tablet for handling it over my monitor.

Use spacedesk and move in the floating windows

What comes next? Whining because the app no longer runs on iOS12 or Android 8? We are talking about a 10 year plan from Asobo. In 10 years we’ll be on Android20 and iOS24. Who wants to read here the whining that the app won’t run on the new Xiaomi smartphone, but on Samsung? The AppStore is full of apps that only run on certain smartphones. Which operating system should all be supported without putting anyone at a disadvantage? Or Symbian OS, BlackBerry OS and Firefox OS? Maybe even the old Windows Phone?

The flight simulator is only the basic framework. Of course, it has to become error-free first. But when it is finished, third parties can let off steam.

Just make realistic demands. Unbelievable headshaking :roll_eyes:

I’d taken the request, at least in the OP, as being for a virtual tablet, something like AviTab in XP11, and not for a part of the sim that runs on a physical tablet.

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Ahh ok, then I misunderstood, sorry. If it is meant directly in the MFS as a window, also for moving to a second monitor, then I agree that it would make sense. … Voted :slightly_smiling_face:


That’s the reason why i wish to implement a Pilots Tablet virtually in the cockpit.
And 10 years plan to support is nice but this feature is a modern basic furnishing in my opinion.
Today every pilot use this.
Or should we write our stuff on paper like in the 90ies?

It’s like you buy a brand new Car, but you have to buy the Audio System a half year later from third party. :wink:

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Yes, such a clipboard or tablet, on which all information about the flight plan and all required frequencies are displayed during the flight, would be very useful. You create your flight plan and the MFS2020 can then enter everything automatically on the clipboard or tablet. This way you have all information in one place during the flight.

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Oh, and remembering long vatsim taxi clearance routes would be a cool feature too, as writing that down in a VR headset or remembering it is going to be a royal PITA. :slight_smile:


Yes, for example a groundplan from the airport where you see your plane moving in realtime (gps). The ATC can implement your taxi route on this device and the horrible big blue taxi signs are no more needet.

There are so many things that can make the handling easyier. And unprofessional windows like the fuel/carriage or this ugly vfr map…uuurrrgh! Gone!
Allso the insim flightplanner to edit things/waypoints before departure. Then you don’t have to quit flight and go to the main menue. For those who are not deep in the hobby to use simbrief or the fmc.
Like i sayed earlier.
PDF Flight plans from simbrief or whatever. For those, like me, who have not the money for navigraph every month…

*okay…the fuel/carriage page is okay, if you call the fuel truck via ATC

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