Displaying FSX aircraft position and instruments on a browser

Using multiple monitors and devices to display aircraft instruments and views it's nothing new and we have been doing it for quite some time. This can become particularly hard, though, if you need to fully customize your panels. As a web developer, I found an easier approach for me, since I am at ease working with web pages and web technology.

Displaying FSX aircraft position and instruments on a browser: video demo

An image is worth a thousand words, right? Here's 29.97 images/second worth of words.

Here's what's happening on the video above: you are waching 3 windows. The top large one is the FSX window, of course, and the 2 smaller ones on the bottom are browser windows (Google Chrome).

I could, of course, drag those windows to any monitor I wish. The map and the gauges can be easily placed for those that know a bit of HTML and CSS. If you are a true expert, you can make your own gauges too, since this is all HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

So, basically, you can build a full cockpit panel using this as a base.

I wrote this article back in 2014 but everything should still work. I know there have been some changes with the Realtime Framework, so some tweaking may be required. But the article should put in in the right path.

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You can read the full article here: http://www.sergiocosta.me/a-step-further-displaying-fsx-aircraft-position-and-instruments-on-a-browser/

I hope you enjoy it. If you have any doubts or questions, please post them in the comments section bellow.

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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