The electronic flight instrument system powered by X-Plane
EFIS App is a program from Laminar Research used to simulate an electronic flight instrument system (EFIS). It connects to a copy of X-Plane to very accurately simulate the current Cirrus and Eclipse primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD). This lets our users build a pretty accurate Cirrus or Eclipse Avidyne cockpit simulator driven by X-Plane!
EFIS App runs on its own computer and monitor. Its system requirements are very low; a 1 GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM and a cheap video card are just fine. Its interface represents an Avidyne (typically Cirrus or Eclipse) PFD or MFD when connected with an Ethernet cable to another computer running a copy of X-Plane.
In X-Plane, simply enter the IP address of the computer running EFIS App in the X-Plane Net Connections screen and X-Plane will drive the high-accuracy Avidyne PFD or MFD in EFIS App! Users can even get two monitors for the computer running EFIS App, enter a wide screen resolution into EFIS App, and have one monitor show the PFD and the other the MFD! As well, X-Plane has no problem driving two, three, or even four copies of EFIS App at once.
Using EFIS App, you can finally have a very high-fidelity, high-resolution, stand-alone monitor for the Avidyne PFD and MFD running with X-Plane!
Simply hook up any USB human interface device (any joystick at all!) and assign any button to any function in EFIS App. You can easily build a custom input device that looks just like the real plane that interfaces via USB to drive EFIS App!
Compatibility with X-Plane 10
EFIS App currently works only with X-Plane 9. For users of X-Plane 10, we suggest EFIS App for iPad, a tool for turning your iPad into a full-featured, high-quality, wireless flight display. Unlike the version of EFIS App that runs on a desktop or laptop computer, EFIS App for iPad does not require a Professional-Use USB key. Learn more on the EFIS App for iPad page.
Download EFIS App
Click here to download EFIS App version 9.70 for both Mac OS and Windows. You must use X-Plane 9 (9.70 or later) with this copy of EFIS App; this version of EFIS App is not compatible with X-Plane 10.
To unlock the demo, order a Professional-Use USB key from the X-Plane Store.
Get the manual
The EFIS App manual details the configuration of the application, including connecting EFIS App to X-Plane, customizing the instrument panel, and controlling EFIS App using a USB human interface device.
Below are screenshots from a copy of EFIS App driven by X-Plane.
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