Aviation Instrumentation iPhone Apps

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Aviation Instrumentation iPhone Apps

Post by rkittine » Thu Feb 24, 2011 16:38

Although not a legal replacement for any instruments, I have purchased the DG, Altimeter, Artifical Horizon, wind vane and other aviation related apps for my iPhone.

My altimeter and vertical card compass work great, but my turn coordinator is not very good. At $.99 each, the iPhone apps are great. The Artificial Horizon is the best so far. Get into the air, get straight and level and hit Zero and away you go. With the other instruments working well and those in my GPS, this is the only one I really need, though Wind Vane is really good as it gives you the current wind velocity and direction for your current GPS location.
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Re: Aviation Instrumentation iPhone Apps

Post by lowflyer » Fri Feb 25, 2011 08:03

Robert,

With all that instrumentation one has to ask: Is that old bird also equipped with a hot plate and de-icing boots??? How much ice will a Champ carry?

Just kidding.... Neat ideas

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Re: Aviation Instrumentation iPhone Apps

Post by MikeB » Fri Feb 25, 2011 08:47

That's way too much information. I get confused by the little thing in the dash that swings around and is supposed to tell you which way to go. Anyway, my wife tells me that any trip over 10 miles is a cross country for me and if I lose sight of the airport, I should come back.

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Re: Aviation Instrumentation iPhone Apps

Post by rkittine » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:46

No Hot plate, but I was trying to get a refrigerator in! :lol:

Some day I will get good enough flying this thing to throw everything out. I do like to take long flights to new airports (for me) so the added instrumentation is a help. I am so used to the Garmin 530W in my 182 and 340A that I can't find the next airport without electronic help.
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Post by Paul Agaliotis » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:08

I've been flying my planes for years and wouldn't think of going anywhere with out the MAP option installed.
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Re: Aviation Instrumentation iPhone Apps

Post by rkittine » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:19

I tried to add my 12 volt printer, my Touch Pad and my Jeppesen Chart subscription, but then I couldn't see out the front window. :roll: Guess Lindberg went farther in that condition then I could ..... :mrgreen:
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Re: Aviation Instrumentation iPhone Apps

Post by RickH » Fri Feb 25, 2011 18:59

All the electronic stuff is fun...(I've got a Lowrence 600C in my flight bag), but I can't imagine needing anything other than a map for distances < 100 mi from home.
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Re: Aviation Instrumentation iPhone Apps

Post by rkittine » Tue Mar 01, 2011 15:05

On the short flight, I leave it all in the hanger.
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Re: Aviation Instrumentation iPhone Apps

Post by rkittine » Tue Mar 01, 2011 15:08

I have only gotten lost in the pattern a few times :wink:
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Re: Aviation Instrumentation iPhone Apps

Post by Champ Dreamer » Tue Mar 01, 2011 23:47

How much ice will a Champ carry?

A small bag of cubes and a 12 pack of beer in a foam* ice chest

*light weight

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