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What are the Pros and Cons of using the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB" appin Sailplanes as opposed to, say, "iGlide" or "navITer" ?



 
 
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Old March 24th 17, 06:36 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default What are the Pros and Cons of using the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB" appin Sailplanes as opposed to, say, "iGlide" or "navITer" ?

Hello everyone,

Are there are any sailplane pilots out there who currently use/or have used the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB" app (on their iPhone/Android) for cross country/soaring ?

I can't imagine there would be, but, I have to ask, as my 30-day-free-trial will expire on April 10th, 2017.

Anyway, I've explored much of its functionality/features using my "X-Plane 11" flightsim along with ForeFlight (running on my iPhone 7 Plus), and it seems to be working just fine.

Your thoughts?
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Old March 24th 17, 10:23 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Andrzej Kobus
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On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:36:43 PM UTC-4, jstodaro wrote:
Hello everyone,

Are there are any sailplane pilots out there who currently use/or have used the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB" app (on their iPhone/Android) for cross country/soaring ?

I can't imagine there would be, but, I have to ask, as my 30-day-free-trial will expire on April 10th, 2017.

Anyway, I've explored much of its functionality/features using my "X-Plane 11" flightsim along with ForeFlight (running on my iPhone 7 Plus), and it seems to be working just fine.

Your thoughts?


I use it for data, alerts and maps. You still need to have a glide computer.. If don't plan to land at other airports or you do not have in flight connection, e.g. Stratus 2s then I would not spend the money on this product. It is simply an addition not a replacement of glide computer like iGlide or Oudie.
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Old March 25th 17, 01:07 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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One other obvious comparison: visibility. Perhaps newer versions are better, but my iPad is not visible in full sun. The Oudie is very bright.
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Old March 25th 17, 05:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default What are the Pros and Cons of using the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB"app in Sailplanes as opposed to, say, "iGlide" or "navITer" ?

On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:36:43 PM UTC-4, jstodaro wrote:
Hello everyone,

Are there are any sailplane pilots out there who currently use/or have used the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB" app (on their iPhone/Android) for cross country/soaring ?

I can't imagine there would be, but, I have to ask, as my 30-day-free-trial will expire on April 10th, 2017.

Anyway, I've explored much of its functionality/features using my "X-Plane 11" flightsim along with ForeFlight (running on my iPhone 7 Plus), and it seems to be working just fine.

Your thoughts?


I use the FltPlan GO app on my iPhone and iPAD to give me a moving map display with sectional charts. This is a FREE app with virtually the same functionality of Foreflight. It also interfaces with the $149 dual frequency pingBuddy2 ADS-B receiver to display weather and traffic data (to reliably see transponder equipped aircraft that are not ADS-B equipped, your aircraft needs to be ADS-B OUT equipped).

I have a tinted canopy in my Phoenix Motorglider, so I have no problems reading my iPAD display.
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Old March 26th 17, 05:04 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default What are the Pros and Cons of using the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB"app in Sailplanes as opposed to, say, "iGlide" or "navITer" ?

On 03/25/2017 11:58 AM, Mike Schumann wrote:
On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:36:43 PM UTC-4, jstodaro wrote:
Hello everyone,

Are there are any sailplane pilots out there who currently use/or have used the "ForeFlight Mobile EFB" app (on their iPhone/Android) for cross country/soaring ?

I can't imagine there would be, but, I have to ask, as my 30-day-free-trial will expire on April 10th, 2017.

Anyway, I've explored much of its functionality/features using my "X-Plane 11" flightsim along with ForeFlight (running on my iPhone 7 Plus), and it seems to be working just fine.

Your thoughts?


I use the FltPlan GO app on my iPhone and iPAD to give me a moving map display with sectional charts. This is a FREE app with virtually the same functionality of Foreflight. It also interfaces with the $149 dual frequency pingBuddy2 ADS-B receiver to display weather and traffic data (to reliably see transponder equipped aircraft that are not ADS-B equipped, your aircraft needs to be ADS-B OUT equipped).

I have a tinted canopy in my Phoenix Motorglider, so I have no problems reading my iPAD display.

Good to see a low-power option for the receivers. Built a Stratux, but
they recommend a small, loud fan for the unit. The receiver modules run
really hot.
 




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