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Old 06-09-2021, 07:08 AM
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iPad and instead of paying every year for iFly or FF I use WingX which is just as complete as FF and has the Free VFR section (you only pay for the IFR if you want) and I also use FltPlan which is also free but more limited.

Finally if you're a CFI or military you get all of WingX free.
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I have an ipad mini 4 (Verizon) I might be interested in selling.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:09 AM
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I have an ipad mini 4 (Verizon) I might be interested in selling.
I might be interested in buying it.
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Old 06-09-2021, 02:09 PM
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Just updated to a 760 from the 796 to get a few of the extra features that go with integration with the GNX 375 which I just added. Very similar in brightness and operation but the 760 has dropped a couple of features from the 796 that I used a lot (checklists and scratchpad).

I used to have the iPad mini but found it difficult to read consistently in the -7 cockpit even with the shades whereas the 796/760 seem to be much easier to read in most cockpit conditions. I do also have iPhone 11 max and iPad 11 pro that you can read in the cockpit but not as easily and the iPad I find better for checking longer range info than scrolling around on the 760 (mainly due to increased size and significantly better resolution).

I ran foreflight and Garmin Pilot side by side for a while and now just use Garmin Pilot due to the similarity of user operation, icons, and the integration of flight planning and updates across the units. All of the apps today seem to provide significant capability.

One of the attractions for me for the Aera series (I started with the 396) has been the ability to drive the autopilot, upload frequencies to the SL30, drive the GPS HSI, and display in cockpit weather before ADSB (not an issue today) and I still use those functions so the tablet is more a backup than a primary device. With the addition of WiFi the 760 becomes a bit more convenient also for flight planning and updates than the 796.

A lot of it is personal preferences and the mission focus, no really clear choice.
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Old 06-09-2021, 06:30 PM
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Put Google Voice on the android tablet and you can have texting and a phone............
Boom boxes were a fad I did not follow.
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Old 06-09-2021, 06:33 PM
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Boom boxes were a fad I did not follow.
I've been using Google Voice for my businesses for over 10 years and aside from being a free service, it works great.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:25 PM
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The Samsung 8 is 8” x 5.25”. Excellent sunlight readability. Have an iPad but pretty much useless in the cockpit by comparison except for reading on kindle during long flights.
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