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external GPS for Ipad

#1 Post by loopy » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:49 pm

I'm considering a external GPS for use with an Ipad mini. I use Jepp FD and Fltplan.com. Bad Elf claims compatability with several apps, Garmin Glo doesn't. Looking for any info on how well either works with these apps.
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Re: external GPS for Ipad

#2 Post by I_Heart_Seaplanes » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:24 pm

I bought a BadElf Pro+ to pair with my iPad Mini and FltPlan Go app. It worked very well. I was surprised at how many satellites it would find, even when clipped to my flight bag on the back seat. It didn't even need to be on the glare shield to get a signal.

If you are in the YVR area you are welcome to try it out, PM me.
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Re: external GPS for Ipad

#3 Post by Tips Up » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:38 am

+1 Bad Elf. There was a recent glitch with the new ios from Apple that was a pain for a couple months so hopefully that doesn't occur again. Otherwise it's a great product and works well.
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Re: external GPS for Ipad

#4 Post by fish4life » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:38 am

Dual Are great

http://gps.dualav.com/
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Re: external GPS for Ipad

#5 Post by upintheair_ » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:30 am

I have a Dual GPS that I never used, interested? It paired well with the Ipad for the tests I used. Just never ended up needing it with the job I got.
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Re: external GPS for Ipad

#6 Post by loopy » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:04 pm

Which model Dual GPS is it? What are you asking?
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Re: external GPS for Ipad

#7 Post by loopy » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:07 pm

Anyone using a Garmin Glo? What I read is that they only claim compatibility with Foreflight. However, once the GPS info is sent to the device (IPad mini) shouldn't that data be usable by any app?
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Re: external GPS for Ipad

#8 Post by Kejidog » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:00 pm

loopy wrote:Anyone using a Garmin Glo? What I read is that they only claim compatibility with Foreflight. However, once the GPS info is sent to the device (IPad mini) shouldn't that data be usable by any app?

I bought a Garmin GLO and it seems to work for me using Flightplango and also Cloudahoy.
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Re: external GPS for Ipad

#9 Post by Brantford Beech Boy » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:47 am

we use iPad Mini + Fltplan-go & Jepp FD with Garmin Glo.
Everything works fine.


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Re: external GPS for Ipad

#10 Post by loopy » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:27 am

So here I am, back researching the same thing for a different employer. At the last one we ended up using the Bad Elf Pro and it worked very well high Jepp FD on the IPad Mini. It also worked on FltPlan Go.

Comparing prices again, and again looks like a better deal on the Garmin Glo. BBB, still working fine with your devices and apps? Anyone else have any experience with this product?
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Re: external GPS for Ipad

#11 Post by Chris M » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:38 pm

I'm using a Dual 160. Great little device. The resolution is amazing - I can distinctly see different turning radii where I taxied (at 172 size turning circles). It pairs seemlessly with the iPad every time and I believe supports up to 5 different connections at once if you wanted to let others share it. Even used it on a United 777 once since they've removed the screens from seats. The silicone holder is awesome - never slides around on any surface. It'll even stick to vertical faces if it's clean.

My only compaint is that it uses a mini-USB connection, rather than the newer micro-USB. Not a huge deal since I need to carry multiple cables anyway (damn Apple and their proprietary connectors), but micro would at least my phone and GPS could share a cable.
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Re: external GPS for Ipad

#12 Post by loopy » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:34 pm

If you have the Garmin Glo, did you get the aviation model or just the standard model?
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