PlaneCommandplanecommand logo Voice control for X-Plane

Download for free

Download PlaneCommand version 3.0.3

Version 3.0.3: released 5 January, 2018.
For Windows and Mac, 64-bit only.

Windows users also need the Visual Studio 2017 Redistributable from Microsoft: Download it here

How to install (X-Plane 11)

These instructions are for X-Plane 11. To see the instructions for X-Plane 10, click here.

Install the plugin

First, locate the directory that X-plane is installed in. In that directory there is a folder called Resources, and in that, one called plugins. You'll need to put the PlaneCommand_v3.0.x folder in there.

Finder view of plugin install folder on Mac

Next time you launch X-plane, you should see PlaneCommand in the plugins menu, and a headset icon in the upper right hand corner of your screen.

Finder view of plugin install folder on Mac

Configure the push to talk button

If you would rather use a joystick, click here.

Next, configure a button to use as a push-to-talk button. You'll hold this button down whenever you want planecommand to listen. Open the settings window by clicking in the upper right hand corner:

xp11 settings menu

Click on Keyboard, then Plugin Provided, then 'planecommand' and select a key there.

xp11 keyboard

Press OK, and it's ready to test! You can also map a button on your joystick- that's what I use.

When you press the button, you'll see the headset icon light up. As you speak, the icon will pulse with your voice.

xp11 headset pulsing

Troubleshooting:

  • If you don't see the headset icon or the PlaneCommand menu, verify that the PlaneCommand_v3.0.x folder is in the right place.
  • If you don't see the headset light up when you press the push to talk button, ensure that you've got the button configured correctly.
  • If you don't see the headset pulse with your voice, check that your that your microphone is plugged in, and the volume is adjusted properly.

If you've gotten this far, you're good to go! Here are somethings to say.

Get started by saying:

Landing gear

Put down the gear
Please raise the landing gear
Gear down, please

Radios (communication)

Please tune COM1 to 125.3
Flip COM1
Set COM2 to 124.3

Transponder

Put the transponder on standby
Set the transponder to 4 2 5 5
Turn on the transponder

There's a lot more available in the pro version- upgrade now! Or, see a list of everything you can say

© 2017 Lee C Baker