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Pushback Helper

Pushback Helper is an application to make push back operations easier. No need to contact ATC for the jetway connection No need to contact ATC for using push back No need to contact ATC for calling fuel truck Open and close aircraft doors easily (A320, 787, 747 only) Installation Extract all...

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Pushback Helper is an application to make push back operations easier.

  • No need to contact ATC for the jetway connection
  • No need to contact ATC for using push back
  • No need to contact ATC for calling fuel truck
  • Open and close aircraft doors easily (A320, 787, 747 only)

Installation


Extract all files to any location and run PushbackHelper.exe. There is no need to put into the community folder location.

Auto-launch


If you wish to auto-launch the app upon the start of MSFS, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the MSFS installation folder and then subfolder LocalCache a) Typically C:\Users[YOUR USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_\LocalCache b) This can vary depending on install drive or if you have the Steam version.
  2. In the LocalCache folder, find the exe.xml file and edit with your text editor of choice.
  3. Add the following snippet under the SimBase.Document tree, but substitute the path of where you installed MSFS Pushback Helper App.
    PushbackHelper
    False
    [PATH TO PUSHBACK HELPER EXE FILE]
  1. This is an example of an updated exe.xml file:
  Auto launch external applications on MSFS start
  exe.xml
  False
  
     PushbackHelper
     False
     C:\Users\alexj\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\community\msfs-pushback-helper-app\PushbackHelper.exe
  

Usage


  • To show/hide UI press the Page Up key
  • To connect or disconnect jetway simply click the Jetway button.
  • To call the fuel truck simply click the Fuel button.
  • To start or stop push back simply click the Tug button.
  • The tug will wait in place until either Forward or Reverse is selected (remove the parking brake first or it will move slowly).
  • Once moving, select Left or Right to steer the tug.

Changes Special thanks to alex-johnson for his great work implementing v2.3 and v2.4 and v2.5 features.

v2.5 Changes
  • [FEATURE] Adds more ground services
  • [FEATURE] App no longer steals focus from MSFS so audio remains
  • [FEATURE] App will auto exit upon exit of MSFS
  • [BUGFIX] Adds better exception handling
v2.4 Changes
  • [FEATURE] Adds tug speed setting
  • [FEATURE] Adds parking brake button
v2.3 Changes
  • [FEATURE] Door buttons added to open/close doors
  • [FEATURE] Changed pushback method to new method with forward tug ability
  • [FEATURE] Added ability to scale app size
  • [BUGFIX] Fix crash on sim disconnect
v2.2 Changes
  • [FEATURE] Fuel button added to call fuel truck.
v2.1 Changes
  • [FEATURE] Jetway button added to manage jetway connection.
  • [FEATURE] Close button added to exit application.
  • [FEATURE] Moving UI is possible now. Just hold left click on the gray area between jetway and close buttons to move it.
  • [FEATURE] When you close the application last location is being saved and restored when you start application.
  • [FEATURE] MSFS connection status text moved to top of aircraft image and it is more readable now.
  • [BUGFIX] Crash to desktop when click buttons before app connects to the sim is fixed.
v2.0 Changes
  • UI is recreated using WPF
  • Shotcut key is defined. Press Page Up to show/hide UI. If you have multiple monitor you can move UI by pressing Shift + Windows + Left or Right arrow keys together.

Project  link: https://github.com/metindikbas/msfs-pushback-helper-app

Details
Compatibility
Sim Update 11 0 0
Category
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Initial Release
September 26, 2020
Last Updated
2 year(s) ago — 2.5

Version

2.5

File Size

146.07 KB

Downloads

112,441

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  • Updated to version 2.4

  • Updated to version 2.3

  • Updated to version 2.2

  • Updated to version 2.1

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I don't know if the author is reading these comments, but I know it would be nice if you could increase the turning range so the pushback can turn sharper in the desired direction. Also, many others complained about the other popular pushback app because it apparently contributes to memory leaks in the app. I haven't experienced this with your app, so if you could fix some of the issues mentioned here you might earn a lot more downloads. Thanks very much.

I can't help but be a little worried as this hasn't been updated since April of last year. I hope this doesn't mean it's no longer being developed. Any hope?

Hi

Can't install it got a bunch of errors in Exception Caugt als Unable to initialize SimConnect manager

Nice while it worked, but after turning off my pc, and coming back, lost control of all aircraft. Try to delete and there is no way to even view the file location to delete/modify.

Hello, the tool bar seems to cause stutter for FBW A32nx, making it not usable. Could you shed some lights on how to resolve this?

How do I use this with simconnect over a network?

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your tool! If possible, would you please consider adding a minimizing button on the app itself, or even a hidden click spot? The key to minimize is not as intuitive. Thank you!

Thank you very much for this excelent addon.

Just one question. Is possible to make the turn of the tug more closed?

Now, the angle of turn is too big.

It still works on SU7. This is the one Pushback tool that doesnt stop halfway through pushing back. So I'll be using this again from now on. Thanks

App used to work but now it makes my A32NX tilt backwards and crash, help?

This tool works also with Fs2Crew pushback expres AND also with FBW A32NX project of Fs2Crew. Toppy.

Thank you so much , I just show a video that using this kind of software and i'm very curious on what it is called, Although his using it on x-plane, I'm really happy that it can be use on MSFS2020, thank you so much mate!!!!

I did a search on my pc and it seems I don't have the file exe.xml

Buen addons, pero creo q el proyecto quedo abandonado y con muy pocas mejoras

Ty for your mod .Very good .

Jetways no longer work since SU5, you sure its SU5 Compatible? 😊

some jetways can't be connected to aircraft since SU5.

still works

no longer working for me? anyone else have this issue?

It's working fine, although it would be nice to be able to change the hotkey.




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  • Version 2.5 April 12, 2021

    [FEATURE] Adds more ground services
    [FEATURE] App no longer steals focus from MSFS so audio remains
    [FEATURE] App will auto exit upon exit of MSFS
    [BUGFIX] Adds better exception handling

  • Version 2.4 January 25, 2021

    [FEATURE] Adds tug speed setting
    [FEATURE] Adds parking brake button

  • Version 2.3 January 25, 2021

    [FEATURE] Door buttons added to open/close doors
    [FEATURE] Changed pushback method to new method with forward tug ability
    [FEATURE] Added ability to scale app size
    [BUGFIX] Fix crash on sim disconnect

  • Version 2.2 October 27, 2020

    - [FEATURE] Fuel button added to call fuel truck.

  • Version 2.1 September 26, 2020

    - [FEATURE] Jetway button added to manage jetway connection.
    - [FEATURE] Close button added to exit application.
    - [FEATURE] Moving UI is possible now. Just hold left click on the gray area between jetway and close buttons to move it.
    - [FEATURE] When you close the application last location is being saved and restored when you start application.
    - [FEATURE] Connection status text is more readable now.
    - [BUGFIX] Crash to desktop when click buttons before app connects to the sim is fixed.

  • Launched September 26, 2020

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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