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Old 02-06-2018, 11:18 AM
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Hi Steve, I’ve been using the IPad with foreflight for some years now so I wanted it in the RV and don’t regret that decision at all. It’s paired up with the skyview via WiFi so I get the ahars and gps connectivity. I create my flight plans at home then when in the plane I send it to the skyview and I’m off.

As for brightness, I’ve had no problem even on the sunniest of days but I’m using a PRO which is much brighter than the older iPads. The touch features can be an inconvenience in turbulence but that’s all, it’s manageable. I would like to be able to have have an external ads-b unit supply weather and traffic to the ipad and that can’t happen if connected to the skyview. Perhaps there is a blue tooth solution...

All in all it’s a great platform for VFR flying and a fantastic aid to IFR flying at work.

Hope that helps,

Best regards

Simon
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:27 PM
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Simon, very cool panel setup. What size iPad pro is that?
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:44 PM
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I was going for simple, efficient, and ergonomic.

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Old 02-07-2018, 07:21 PM
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I like it. Very simple and clean.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:09 AM
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RV-7, first flight July 2014

10" Dynon Skyview
MGL V6 comm/intercom

Lots of room for expansion!

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Old 02-08-2018, 09:34 AM
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I'm curious as to the purpose of the Experimental placard on the panel?

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RV-7, first flight July 2014

10" Dynon Skyview
MGL V6 comm/intercom

Lots of room for expansion!

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...U3TGs1WXdqQWFB


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Old 02-09-2018, 09:09 PM
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I'm curious as to the purpose of the Experimental placard on the panel?
It is for redundancy...redundancy
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:04 PM
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I just read the info on Flight Box EFIS using the iPad. It looks very promising for VFR.
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