Called Cygnus, the setup fools the iPad into thinking it’s in the air, allowing for full functionality of moving map applications.
Essentially, Cygnus is the link between a simulator and the iPad. Users can run either Microsoft Flight Sim or XPlane. They then connect the iPad to the simulator directly through a cable or wirelessly through a Bad Elf GPS that sends GPS signal to the iPad via Bluetooth. The iPad receives the GPS signal the same either way, taking the simulator position as if it were real.
Since the setup is app agnostic, it allows for training in any piece of software that accepts a standard iPad GPS signal. The result is full functionality in a controlled environment.
Cygnus sells for $199 for the cable version and $499 for the wireless version, which also includes the Bad Elf GPS that can be used independently if desired.