The Aircraft Cockpit app recreates the six main flight instruments (the six-pack) that you find in the majority of past and present airplanes: Speed Indicator, Attitude Indicator, Altimeter, Turn Coordinator, Heading Indicator and Vertical Speed Indicator.
This Aircraft Cockpit app is NOT certified or approved by the FAA or similar institution of your country. It is NOT intended nor suited for being a primary navigation aid. It is intended for educational and recreational purposes only. DO NOT rely on the accuracy of any of the instruments of this app. USE AT OWN RISK! See license agreement.
This demo version is intended to give you the chance to try the app before you buy it. It is fully functional but will only run for 2 minutes at a time.
For the proper functioning of the instruments, it is very important to mount your Android tablet or phone in landscape orientation and exactly upright and facing the direction of travel!
This app makes use of several of your phones internal sensors. It's functionality and quality depends on the existence and quality of these sensors. For optimal fuctionality the following sensors should be available:
- Magnetic Field (Compass)
- Air Pressure (Barometer)
For some of the instruments, alternative sensors can be selected (for example the Altimeter can derive the current altitude either from the GPS or from the air pressure).
Try this demo version first BEFORE buying the full app, to make sure your device has the necessary sensors.
Fixed several things so it works on a Motorola Xoom tablet (press option button / Settings and select "Swap X and Y")
Option to keep screen alive
Option to mount device upside down
Added slider to adjust Turn Coordinator sensitivity
Fixed option button and menu. On newer devices there is no option button anymore. In this case the option button is a soft button that shows 3 dots or 4 lines. (On some devices you have to long-press the Recent Apps button to get the option menu.)