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I am aware that X-Plane is capable of using recorded flight data from a Flight Data Recorder (FDR) to recreate real flights. I would like to go one step further. Let's say that I will create a file that contains only the flight commands (positions of ailerons, elevators, rudder, flaps, slats, spoiler, thrust levers) and the initial state of the airplane (altitude, speed, pitch, roll, yaw, latitude, longitude). I would like to input this file and let X-Plane move the airplane according to its flight dynamics. In other words, instead of piloting using a joystick & throttle, I would like to use an external file of flight commands to see how the airplane reacts.

My question is: how can I do that?


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X-Plane offers a number of ways to save and share a particular flight. These are situations, which note the current location, environmental conditions, and properties of the aircraft in use, replays, which store a “recording” of your entire flight since the last load. These are only replayable in X-Plane, but they have the advantage of being made up of X‑Plane data points storing your aircraft’s location, so you can change your views during the replay and screenshots, which store an image of a single moment in your flight and are viewable on any computer. As far as I can see for now it is not possible piloting an aircraft by FDR file.