iPad Mini 4 and ForeFlight

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Re: iPad Mini 4 and ForeFlight

#26 Post by flyguy73 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:12 pm

Spinwmts wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:41 am
Returning back to the original conversation: I originally flew w an iPad using foreflight and have often found that in a C150 it would be a bit too big for that little cramped cockpit, add a kneeboard and it was almost impossible. I'm hoping that the Mini 4 (That I just got two weeks ago :) ) will be a bit better to handle (With a kneeboard).
I was using Stratux with an ipad mini 4, mounted on a yoke mount on a flight from SW Ontario to Myrtle Beach. Worked great. Had the stratux mounted in the glareshield and received both 1090ES and UAT traffic and weather. This is in a PA-28, but Cessna would be very similar. I feel the full sized ipad would be too big to have mounted in the cockpit, but some people do this.

I also have a Zaon MRX, coupled to a GPSMap 396. I saw more potentially conflicting traffic on the ADSB than on the Zaon. In Canada, we usually use the Zaon & 396, but it only picks up maybe 50% of the traffic in the area.
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Re: iPad Mini 4 and ForeFlight

#27 Post by whits » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:54 pm

I have the 128gb mini without cellular and use a Dual external GPS receiver. If you are flying 5+ hours every day and struggle to remember to charge what 900 flying gadgets you are supposed to take with you, I don't recommend this combination. It was great when I was flying privately, but now it seems like the gps receiver is always dying. I also found it would lose the bluetooth connection quite often too, so I would have to wait for it and restart foreflight. By the end of the season I ended up scrapping the receiver and using my ipad with foreflight as a more manageable way to view charts, cfs, and jot times on the scratch pad. That being said, I have heard a number of people having much better luck with the bad elf.
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