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Keg 25th Sep 2011 03:13


Keg, which Bluetooth device are you planning to get?
Nitpicker. I went with the GNS5870. It arrived a couple of days ago. I'm flying tomorrow and will try it out. Glad to hear that Ozeflyer's experience is positive with the 5870. Hoping for the same.

The next thing I'll be looking for is a contraption to hold the iPad in a nice place on the side window so that it's within easy viewing but still out of the way.

compressor stall 25th Sep 2011 03:16

And can we please have a feature where it will work with user maps that are uploaded. .map would be the most logical, although it's a pain running windoze just for this!

Very useful for the survey pilots, and I am pretty sure most gov't fire departments have georeferenced topographic maps for fire work. Great for chopper guys.

beechie 25th Sep 2011 04:19

keg,

check out Apple iPad Holders & Mounts

got yoke mount, cessna seat rail mount, windscreen mount, kneeboard mount

Keg 25th Sep 2011 05:16

Beechie. Thanks heaps for that.

I think this one may suit the best for airline ops.

http://www.ram-mount.com/Portals/0/S...b166ap8iu1.jpg

rjtjrt 25th Sep 2011 05:30

RAM Mounts
 
Keg
I must say I prefer the plastic socket arms (rap-b-201) - various lengths - short one in picture below), with a twist suction cup (RAP-B-224-2U) to the heavy aluminium RAM Mounts for stuff like iPAD that are quite light themselves.
John
http://www.gpscity.com/g/gps/l/2/rapb224-2.jpg
http://www.gpscity.com/g/gps/l/0/rapb201a.jpg

compressor stall 25th Sep 2011 08:02

RAM mounts work very well in Airbus

nitpicker330 25th Sep 2011 12:00

Keg......thanks, please let us know how it works out. :ok:

KRUSTY 34 25th Sep 2011 12:12

Keg.

camzilla.com.au

baswell 26th Sep 2011 04:30


And can we please have a feature where it will work with user maps that are uploaded. .map would be the most logical, although it's a pain running windoze just for this!
Which ".map" file do you mean, there are so many! Which software do you use it with now? It is certainly something which we can look into and will be happy to work with any organisation to meet their specific needs. Just get in touch!


Any chance of Barometric correction to the GPS altitude? I know that is cheeky but when in the flight levels it would be just too cool to be able to hit STD for 1013mb.
Think about it: that would only work if we knew the ACTUAL QNH for where you are so we can calculate the difference between 1013. :)

baswell 26th Sep 2011 07:28

iPad mounts
 
Also saw some interesting DIY projects recently, created using a Knee dock attached to some other fabricated parts and bolted on to experimental aircraft.

I guess riveting new parts to the boss's Airbus is usually frowned upon, though... ;-)

beno777 30th Sep 2011 10:52

Hey Baswell, love the app. How much longer till the flight planning is ready?

Aussie Bob 30th Sep 2011 11:07

Benno, search for AvPlan in the App Store, ready and waiting for you ...

beno777 30th Sep 2011 11:28

Yeah, had a play and still not 100% sure of it and had already subscribed to ozrunways, so don't want to fork out more moola until I see what the guys can offer.

Keg 30th Sep 2011 12:55

GNS5870 worked brilliantly. It did take about four minutes to get a signal first time out when I connected it at top of climb. Also had to re-pair it as well but after that it was perfect. Located it as someone mentioned earlier, low down on the number 3 window.

Sadly the prevailing weather combined with night flying didn't allow much active use of it in terms of sight seeing but I was thrilled with how it went.

Have worked out that the iPad will clip onto the pad (writing) holder on the side wall if it's a strong enough clip so no need yet to go with a different solution....yet.

Looking forward to the multiple leg nav function coming.

nomorecatering 30th Sep 2011 15:25

How would the suction cup and long arm on teh iPad holder work in turbulence, wouldnt it flap around a bit and ultimately fall off?

Aussie Bob 30th Sep 2011 20:08

Beno: AvPlan is what the guys offer, flight planning software from the good folk at Ozrunways. Sit and play with it non stop, and waste a few evenings, once you get the hang of it it is very good.

Nomorecatering: I have the suction cap RAM mount and as far as I can see, it ain't ever coming off even if I did high G aerobatics. It is one serious sucker pad (lever operated), and the arm is also super rigid. Mine blocks a wee bit of forward view but it is also a piece of cake to loosen it and flop the Ipad onto the panel for take off and landing.

Lancair70 30th Sep 2011 22:01

Err, I thought Avplan was from the oppostion to Ozrunways ? ? When I trialled Avplan it was buggy and crashed a few times. Didnt open it again after getting Ozrunways and now can't open it it to play more as the demo period expired. ? Not paying for it to try again, Ill wait until Ozrunways get their planning sorted out.

Keg 30th Sep 2011 22:16


How would the suction cup and long arm on teh iPad holder work in turbulence, wouldnt it flap around a bit and ultimately fall off?
If it can cope with Australian roads, then it's going to cope with turbulence without any dramas.

VH-XXX 30th Sep 2011 23:02

The RAM mount is by far superior to all others including the $8 iPad mount I got from Deal Extreme that fell off and broke when I hit 8,500 ft the first time. Same reason why Go-Pros sometimes fall off.

Aussie Bob 1st Oct 2011 03:42


Err, I thought AvPlan was from the opposition to Ozrunways
Errr, it appears you are correct and I have a bit of egg on my face. Apologies to all concerned for my mistake and sorry Bemo for the bum steer! :\


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