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iPad GPS Dongle

Old 2nd Oct 2021, 20:59
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iPad GPS Dongle

Need a plug in GPS Dongle to allow my iPad to function with SkyDemon. Any suggestions?

TIA.
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 21:33
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Use a GPS app on your phone and bluetooth them together?

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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 21:46
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I have a Garmin Glo and it works very well with an iPad
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 21:54
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Originally Posted by Glevum View Post
I have a Garmin Glo and it works very well with an iPad
Yep thatís x2
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 22:22
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Thanks very much.

Not sure if the hotspot from iPhone transfers the GPS data to the iPad. Will give it a try.
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 22:57
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Use a SkyEcho 2 and get/give EC at.the same time?
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 23:25
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There are many BLUETOOTH GPS solutions, such as Garmin Glo, or Bad Elf, or Dual XGPS.
However, if you literally mean a "plug in" unit, Bad Elf make one you plug in using the lightning port.

https://ipadpilotnews.com/2019/12/ho...best-gps-ipad/

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Old 16th Oct 2021, 17:29
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Originally Posted by Genghis the Engineer View Post
Use a GPS app on your phone and bluetooth them together?

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Could you please let us know how you make it work?
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Old 25th Oct 2021, 14:23
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I could let you have a GNS 5870 MFI for £10 + postage. Upgraded my iPad to include GPS.
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Old 25th Oct 2021, 15:25
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Be careful. Ipad GPS is not reliable. Do not use for navigation.
need something like Dual (no nonger supported by apple) or a Garmin
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