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Old 02-07-2018, 10:18 PM
DHeal DHeal is offline
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And don't forget, that at least on the Skyview, the size of the glide arc is influenced by the aircraft's GPS-determined height above the ground directly under the aircraft. This is important to know if you are flying over terrain with varying heights.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:01 PM
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I don't have a wind vector arrow showing wind direction, (I'm using Garmin Pilot), BUT, the other day, I noticed the glide ring compressed on one side, and very oblong on the other end. Not hard to figure which direction the winds were coming from. (I was dealing with about 22 Kt winds, so the glide ring was really compressed from the northwest----and elongated to the southeast.)

Poor mans wind direction arrow.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:59 AM
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Hi Carl, Quite aside from the subject of glide capability as shown considering the terrain, that is a most impressive display. I will be using GRT HXr EFIS and Skydemon. I hope that I can get as much information displayed from Skydemon as you have there. I hope to have my RV 8 flying this year.....(if I can ever finished installing the baffles!). I may have to check Foreflight. Skydemon is good because it is world wide, and my poor old brain only has to cope with one system, but what a beautiful system you have!
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