“X-Mapper Pro” is a helper application for X-Plane Desktop flight simulator. Connecting to a computer running X-Plane makes your iPhone/iPad work as a useful flight-assistance device including map tracker, flight yoke and full-equipped avionics panel.
*This is a LEGACY APPLICATION for backward compatibility with older versions of X-Plane. If you are using X-Plane 11 as well as X-Plane 10.40 or later, TRY NEWLY RELEASED X-MAPPER TNG (free App with paid upgrade) INSTEAD.
*This application requires full or demo version of X-Plane 9 or 10 Desktop (for Mac/Windows/Linux). CANNOT used with X-Plane Mobile for iPhone/iPad.
The location and heading of the simulated aircraft will be displayed in the map with an orange icon when settings completed and network connection established. As “Pro” edition bonus feature, the flight path is also drawn on the map as orange lines. Other map tracker features are as ones with “X-Mapper Lite.”
Touching and holding on the white slider activates motion sensor that allows you to control your aircraft like as 3-axis joystick. It has following features:
–Controlling the aileron and the elevator by the tilt of your device
–Controlling the rudder by the slider for taxiing and crosswind takeoff/landing
–Releasing the slider disables the motion sensor and maintains trim-neutral
–Auto-calibrated elevator allows you comfortable tilt-operation
The motion sensor is enabled only while touched on, so you may let your device down anytime without unexpected consequence. It is convenient for auxiliary control in IFR flight.
With the black slider, you can control the throttle as well as watch the auto-throttle feedback. This smart controller allows you fine tuning of jet engines without expensive dedicated devices. Also, there is a handy reverser button for smooth operation at landing and rejecting takeoff.
The full-equipped avionics panel allows you to operate various radio and autopilot equipment. It is useful especially for IFR operations that was bothering the pilot in busy. Also, you can setup the autobrake even if omitted in some cockpit panels.
You can connect up to four iPhone/iPad devices running multiple X-Mappers at the same time. Download and install X-Mapper Pro for each device. No additional payment will occur to download for devices belongs to the same App Store account.
Desktop (Mac/Windows/Linux) version of X-Plane 9 (9.69 or later) or 10 is required to use this application: It can’t be used for Mobile (iPhone/iPad) version of X-Plane. Open “Obtain X-Plane” from the ⓘInfo Menu for ordering the full version or downloading the free Demo version.
Please refer to help message in the application for detailed instructions.
Version 1.2.3 added instructions to setup X-Plane 11. Note that using this application with X-Plane 11 is unsupported though you can still try it with certain settings for the mean time. X-Mapper Pro isn’t guaranteed to work with future versions of X-Plane 11 and no more supports multi-device connection.
As the release of this update, functional enhancement and compatibility maintenance will be discontinued on X-Mapper Pro. We are sorry for the unavoidable discontinuation of the legacy application. Instead, we are introducing a successor application “X-Mapper TNG” with formal support for X-Plane 11 and unlimited multiple device support. If you are using X-Plane 11 as well as X-Plane 10.40 or later, please try the alternative application for free with paid upgrade.
Ratings and Reviews
Not mad but disappointed
I bought this app after bring very satisfied with the demo version of it. Very disappointingly, the avionics didn't work and neither did the throttle, or "flight yoke."
Maybe it'll work on your device, but I can tell you now that you should consider the device you're using. Maybe the higher end, best apple devices will work, but my iPod wont work. Just something to think about. I bought this with an iTunes gift card from some website so the consequence isn't as bad, but it might be a worse feeling for another buyer. The only thing guaranteed, is a little less lag.
The thing is Laminar Research are finally back, working on their mobile apps so keep updated I guess, and maybe this app will be as great as described...
Am using for flight simulator only (don't have a real plane).
I got this app for use with X-Plane my Mac Book Pro and big monitor. It is awesome!
Use the forward view with HUD on the big screen and run iPad synced to X-Plane. Works great. Very easy to install and intuitive to work autopilot and refer to map without having to mouse around the cockpit or leave the flight to see the map all from the iPad. Really makes setting autopilot and radios easy!
I fly the 787 a lot, which I love, but the flight deck requires a lot of jumping around normally to set things… the X-Mapper Pro touch screen on the iPad (sometimes use iPhone too) is sooo easy. Took simming to a new level.
Suggest using in conjunction with AirTrack app for the EFIS, then using your screen for forward full view, as you can then have your map and auto pilot controls on one iPad (or iPhone) using X-Mapper and the HSI/Instruments and radar etc on another using Flight Track. Great combo
I've only used this app to track my flight, not to use it as a controller. It works great thus far. No plug-in is needed therefore it should work on Mac, Windows and Linux. (I use it on OS X).
I have two enhancement suggestions. One, let it work in landscape mode as well as portrait (for flight tracking) and two, have a option to turn on a "trail line" that shows the path your aircraft has travelled.
After reading the descriptions of a number of the other X-Plane flight tracking apps I am satisfied with this one. Again, no plug is needed. It uses the already built into iPhone/iPad control feature.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.