For MFS to further support hardcore simmers flying on online flight networks (eg. PilotEdge), we need MFS to make the Transponder Modes (ie. OFF/ON/STBY/ALT) and the Transponder ‘IDENT’ command readable by third-party network clients (running in the background).
Currently, simmers need to switch between MFS and external client windows during (critical phases of) flight to change the transponder mode and/or to IDENT to ATC. This greatly interrupts the immersion and effectiveness of doing advanced simming in MFS. Moreover, in MFS VR, this current limitation is worse, since switching to external windows requires snapping in and out of VR …
We LOVE the latest implementation of the ‘dual comms monitor’ feature in SU2 as wished by the community. The above-described wish would make MFS fully compatible (and thus truly practical to use) with online flight training networks, such as PilotEdge.
Please allow third-party apps to read our Transponder Modes and IDENT commands in SU3. Thank you for all the great and hard work so far!