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Old 09-24-2019, 11:02 AM
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How about some pictures Jim?
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Remove instrument bay cover sheetmetal to gain access to screws holding old Garmin mount. I left the GPS antenna cable and Garmin power cable tucked away behind the panel. Install four flat-head screws at top of instrument panel so iPad can mount flush over large hole vacated by the Garmin. I mount the iPad with four small pieces of 3M Body Side Molding Tape - one on each back corner of the iPad. iPad can be removed with razor blade to slit the mounting tape. Perfect...
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Old 10-22-2019, 05:30 PM
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What ever you fly with, I recommend staying with the same software for the reason of simplicity and continuity of your thinking process when flying. I have the ifly in the panel and at one point early on was using something else at the same time... wing x maybe, I don't remember. The problem was they were different which required lots of thinking about how to do what on either one. When ifly added second/third devices for $20.... I dropped the other. Eliminated lots of confusion. Ifly is VERY intuitive to use and it drives my Dynon autopilot too.
Here is a good example. I was 120 miles from home couple weekends ago and lost my alternator. After landing and checking everything... alt was bad. I flew home with the master switch off. I had the ifly software on my nexus tablet and my iphone. The nexus was getting adsb info from my back up stratux and the phone was doing a good job by itself. (For some reason I couldn't get it to pick up the wifi from the stratux). Same ifly software on all three made for a seamless transition to use the other devices. Ifly has always worked very well for me.
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:20 PM
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Well, the bad news is... my 3D printed mount failed. I'm really not THAT surprised, since the little mounting bosses have shear and tension stresses on them in the exact wrong direction for the 3D printed layers. In other words... the weakest part is the part that's stressed the most, in its weakest direction. Oh, well... it was a fun exercise designing and printing it, at least. If it were injection molded in ABS, it would probably last forever. And, my CNC router doesn't have enough axes to do the job.

Not a big problem. I'll fabricate a simple aluminum plate, with a hole for the cables, to cover the hole from the 496. I'd much rather just replace the center portion of the panel, but that would mean pulling the throttle, choke and heat cables... no thanks. Anyway, we'll either mount the iFly GPS with some industrial Velcro, or use a commercially available injection molded part attached to that.

Both of us are quite happy flying with the iFly. Easy to use, we've got ADS-B traffic and weather in addition to all the airport data, etc. And, it talks to the autopilot and HSI just fine. We've just added a third partner, he was pretty impressed by it as well (admittedly easy to do, since he's been flying trainers until now).
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:30 PM
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I mounted my mini iPad over the central Garmin GPS panel hole using 3M Super Strength Molding Tape. I have 3/8" length in each of the four corners. Works a charm. If every you want to remove just slice the tape with a razor knife.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:00 PM
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Hoping someone can help. My 396 has always been connected to my Trutrak Pic Pilot via a single wire off the 396 pigtail sending the NMEA to the TT. Iím currently looking at the iFly 740B to replace my 396 in conjunction with the EchoUat. iFly sells a USB to Serial cable with a DB-9 plug for NMEA input to the A/P. My question: What do I do with that cable? The Trutrak only needs a one wire input for the NMEA. So Iím confused.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:07 PM
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Pick off the one serial signal you need. It's a DB9 serial connector, but you only need data on pin 3 and ground on pin 5.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:36 AM
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After reading thru these posts and others, it sounds like the iFly is a great product/company and as good or better than FF. My question is what would be a better way to go, new iPad mini 5 or the actual ifly display? I've heard the mini 5 has improved glare suppression compared to previous models. I will be using in a bubble canopy plane. Any real world comps?
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:42 AM
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I still love the old GPS496 - never let me down after 11+ years. I use an iPad/Foreflight/Scout for ADS-B in and GDL82 for ADS-B out. The iPad/Foreflight and GPS496 make a nice combo, and the GPS redundancy is nice. Sure, new avionics would be nice, but I'd rather spend the money on other things, like AvGas.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:50 AM
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I still love the old GPS496 - never let me down after 11+ years. I use an iPad/Foreflight/Scout for ADS-B in and GDL82 for ADS-B out. The iPad/Foreflight and GPS496 make a nice combo, and the GPS redundancy is nice. Sure, new avionics would be nice, but I'd rather spend the money on other things, like AvGas.
Amen, why pay for a subscription when you get everything free on the iPad?

I have a 496 driving the autopilot and an INS-429 for IFR flights and approaches. I then have an iPad for WingX with synthetic vision and AHRS driven attitude indicator (free) and ADS-B IN (free) from a Stratux (almost free compared with the commercial prices for the same thing). I also have a Garmin Aera 560 with velcro currently testing to see if I replace the 496 with it since I have both Gizmo docks but up to now the 496 is winning.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:41 PM
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Iíve thought about replacing my 396 with an Aera. I swapped the 396 in when the 496 needed repair. Since I have the 496 spare and the 396 operates so well it is hard for me to justify the cost and effort to go to anything more modern.
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