I disagree its really easy to do. Very basic computers skills. But if haven't got that or don't know anyone who has then you can buy it already installed. Cost a fair but more that way but you takes you choice and all that.
I would just like to share with everyone my experience with the Sat Nav I have recently installed in my Calidus Gyroplane, an Airbox Aero Foresight. I deliberated for quite some time while it was awaiting CAA approval before I made the decision. It would have been real easy to go for the soft option and fit a Garmin but the Calidus is so well laid out that putting a “loose Brick on a bracket” somewhere would have spoilt it. Probably not the best criteria for the decision! The unit was fitted prior to delivery, so all I had to do was forget to take the operators manual with me to make life a bit more interesting. I sat in the machine and played around for about 10 minutes and keyed in the route home, took it up to the Mynd on a trailer, did the last hour of my conversion course in my machine and, 80 miles, one hour and ten minutes and five way points later I arrived home. I like the ease of use, as everything is so obvious and the flight logging is such a handy feature. If I had a criticism, it would be the brightness of the screen when the sun is intense, but when I checked for updates for the software that comes with it, (which incidentally is also well thought out and just as simple to use) they have upgraded the screen to a super bright one! I think I’ll just get some thicker, darker sun glasses!. before I purchased the unit I did ring Airbox up to ask about data transfer and I spoke to a real person who put me straight through to a techie and got the answer straight away . During the conversation I learned that the units were used extensively by air ambulance services and in some military installations, which gave me a lot of confidence that I was making the right decision. This was British at its very best. I don’t feel qualified or experienced enough to make a recommendation here, but it has exceeded what I expected and the support was instant and I value that highly, but I would feel very comfortable in saying don’t make a decision until you have had a look at this product.
Adding my vote to the Airbox Clarity. I did a lot of research prior to buying and am very happy with it. The Fastplan software on the PC is a doddle to use, and I've gone for the additional NOTAM and weather service. Only drawbacks so far seem to be screen is not great with bright sun on it and I wish it was just a tiny bit bigger for my fat fingers!
Been running with the new Skydemon MD for the last month..very easy to use, Notams, weather, vitual radar etc ... planning possible via downloaded tool on your own pc, or web based (on anyone else's)..or just on the unit ..very impressive.
1st post Iv just purchased a ipad and the external bluetooth gns 5870 receiver, Iv gotta say the receiver is poor and everytime i look in the bag it's switched itself on. Why can't they just use a normal switch
Another vote for skydemon - I've tried it for about five hours cross country flying in the last month, loaded onto a Chinese GPS. Very well thought out and with responsive customer service and useful discussion board.
I have an Aware 5+ which does what it says on the tin. Very pleased with it. Particularly like the fact that it's just the same as looking at a half mil map but it moves, plus you get all the airspace warning stuff.
This unit is the best I have found for GA. It overlays approachs so you always have positional awareness. If you want to fly into Class C or B airspace, do yourself a favor and get something that keeps you legal, safe and proficient.
Skydemon acolyte here. This software blew me away when i first saw it. You can now run it on your pc, Chinese gps and your iPad. I suspect the iPad version is going to be very popular. I love the clear, vector mapping and seamless movement between country charts. Btw - happy customer here not a rep. Lol.