GA Panel for Android
Interactive cockpits of aircraft and helicopter to connect with Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Prepar3D and X-Plane 10.
The instruments are adjusted with a single finger and all movements are softened. It allows you to remove the simulator instrument panel so that the whole screen is used for the scenery.
Note that the application does nothing by itself, it must be connected to the simulator via WiFi or Internet connection, but their behavior can be tested by clicking on a corner that generates random data.
FSUIPC and PeixConnect (free applications) must be installed on the simulator computer for use with FSX/P3D, which they make interface between computer and Android devices.
It's designed for high resolution 4K, to connecting to monitors and HDTVs without loss of quality, if used in stand-alone devices such as Hardkernel ODROID.
For highest performance and battery saving you can hide the photorealistic image and display only the instruments, with solid color or black background.
In free mode the application works completely within 10 minutes but a suggestion screen appears at the end of trial with a button to purchase the unlimited license.
The application requires several permissions to operate and because of its name can create distrust. Below I detail the reason why they are needed:
- full network access
It allows the application to open network sockets, necessary for intercommunication between two networked devices via WiFi. The fact of using WiFi necessarily imply this permission, although no Internet access is needed at all.
- view Wi-Fi connections
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE" />
It allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks. I use it to know if WiFi is connected or not.
- In-app purchases
<uses-permission android:name="com.android.vending.BILLING" />
It allows purchase the app and check the license.