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Old 06-21-2017, 06:58 AM
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Okay....I give up! Where are the cup holders!?!
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:25 AM
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Well, it's just awesome
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:01 PM
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Which iPad is it? How is it in direct sunlight? My iPad Air 2 is better than the original iPads, but it is nowhere near as readable as a real EFIS.

Nice airplane. I love the 8. But I can only afford a 4, which is still a pretty cool airplane.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:06 PM
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Glad you all liked the setup. I especially enjoy that I have the option to update and change the primary display by just switching out the modular panel the iPad is mounted on if I ever desired. Also, it's a constantly updating and improving system as the apps get updated.

Great feedback from those who have experience with the iPads. I definitely have been expecting overheating issues going into this and have done some longer flights in the sun as well as left it sitting on deck in 100+ heat to test and still no overheat issue. iPad Air 2 seems to be pretty reliable.That being said, along with the Garmin G5 as a backup attitude, I also carry an iPhone with Foreflight and WingX loaded and an extra iPad mini which auto connect to the AHRS in flight as the primary does and provides all flight/nav data when needed in case of failure. I am currently working on developing an active cooling shell that I will mount to the back of the iPad for extra protection and overall iPad health. Otherwise it's performed better than expected, and with the ADSB inputs it nearly satisfies for me all that the $10K+ solution would!
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:46 PM
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Looks pretty nice - the way you mounted the iPad is pretty clever. Do you have to launch the app each time or did you use an iOS MDM tool or "Guided Access" and have the iLevil software be always running?
When I turn on the master switch it automatically powers up the iPad as well as both AHRS. I have it set to automatically connect to the iLevil (which has AC's pitot static). I then open either WingX or ForeFlight from there. Easy day.

When I shut down, the AHRS auto power off when detecting not in flight (ie airspeed below a specified threshold - otherwise they stay on with their internal batteries), and I shut the ipad off through the screen.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:37 PM
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You going to OSH this year? If so I will look you up
The ladyfriend and I were planning on it but the Navy is sending me to Hawaii for July now so unfortunately I won't be able to make it this year :/ Let me know any questions you have with the setup!

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Old 06-22-2017, 01:44 PM
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@WingnutWick Thank you for your service!
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:41 PM
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@bkervaski Thank you, proud to serve!
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