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Having my friend co-pilot

Postby jestepp65 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:48 pm

Hello,

How can a friend connect to the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental plane as a co-pilot? I cannot figure this out.

Any Help is Appreciated!
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Re: Having my friend co-pilot

Postby jestepp65 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:09 pm

Okay, i see that the 747-400 has the option but its not showing my friend up on the active pilots list on that particulary section
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Re: Having my friend co-pilot

Postby AndersG » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:04 am

It is important that one of you use the main aircraft and the other the -first-officer/-fo/-copilot variant and you must also start at nearby locations, e.g. the same airport. Can you see each other in the MP-pilot list?
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Re: Having my friend co-pilot

Postby jestepp65 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:14 pm

Is the first offer/copilot a different aircraft or do you just add -fo to the callsign?
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Re: Having my friend co-pilot

Postby AndersG » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:37 pm

It is a different aircraft variant. I think there are some arrows in the launcher to select variant. Using the command line it is a different aircraft name passed to the --aircraft= argument.
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Re: Having my friend co-pilot

Postby garygid » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:28 pm

Instead of using the multiplayer servers (which seem to work well, with the splendid MPmap),
I would like to try a direct my-to-his external (not lan) IP-to-IP connection,
to use Flightgear 2017.2.1 (or now 2017.3.1) to:

1. Fly two c172 planes, being able to see each other's aircraft
2. Fly c172-pilot and he fly c172-copilot

We both have several computers on a lan, so if I set my --multiplayer out to his IP, port nnnn
and his --multiplayer in to 128.0.0.1 port nnnn ... will that work, or

does one need to port-forward (In his internet gateway router) port nnnn to his flightgear computer's lan IP address?
If so, how should his --multiplayer in be specified?

Is there a similar IP-to-IP that works for the pilot & copilot situation?

Is there a provision for pilot-copilot voice communication (I have not found it)?

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Re: Having my friend co-pilot

Postby PINTO » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:54 pm

For connecting two computers without an intermediate server, check out this guide in the wiki.

For voice comms, you can use FGCOM (which is built into flightgear), Discord, or Mumble.
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