Shared Cockpit plugin for X-Plane

  • X-Plane 11 Windows, Mac and Linux support

  • SkyServer connection mode

  • Master-Slave concept
  • Main cockpit controls governed by a Request – Release logic

Try SmartCopilot for free

This is the best way how to test the connection and aircraft config files without purchasing the plugin. Please, try the plugin with friends and if happy buy it.

What is SmartCopilot?

In fact, SmartCopilot is a plugin that, as people say, “just synchronizes the datarefs”. It creates an illusion of crew flight where both pilots can manipulate aircraft controls. The following points try to briefly explain what “dataref synchronization” is, as implemented in SmartCopilot:

  • Master-Slave – aircraft position is calculated only by Master computer. Slave just copies it. However, Slave’s systems remain fully functional.

  • The main cockpit controls (yoke, throttle etc.) governed by a Request – Release logic.

  • Configuration – every X-Plane aircraft has a different logic and systems inside. There is no possibility to create a universal plugin which will be able to work with every installed addon by default. So rather we created API where the author or an experienced user can configure SmartCopilot to work with his preferred aircraft. On this site, you can find all information how to write your own configuration files. You can check available configuration files and post your own here.

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What is SmartCopilot not?

  • First and most important – please don’t forget that SmartCopilot works over Network and requires a good and stable internet connection. If this is not your case plugin probably will not work (or will be unstable).

  • The plugin requires specific configuration file for every aircraft. However, we don’t have enough resources to create such files for every existing addon. Instead we provide a documentation how to create a configuration file here. You can check available files and post your own here.

  • Even if you find the configuration file, please don’t expect you will get 100% of the functions in sync. Sometimes it is even technically not possible, sometimes the files get outdated. Please try the file first in DEMO mode and check which functions are important to you.

  • If X-Plane performance is already low it might be lower with SmartCopilot. Don’t expect smooth aircraft movements if Master or Slave have low FPS.

  • For now, we don’t see any possibility how to synchronize C++ written FMS or systems (B777 etc.) But the authors can reach us and together we can think about it. All serialization possibilities are already implemented by us.

  • There are still many small and big problems to synchronize ALL systems in every aircraft (default GPS, FMS etc.). We still need to find what dataref governs them. Also, we have a big hope that aircraft developers will join us and design aircrafts in a more uniform way.

  • The plugin doesn’t provide any visual, voice or text connection between the pilots. You need to use Skype, Team Speak etc.