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Old 02-12-2018, 07:48 PM   #231
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:00 PM   #232
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Looking great Carl. You are going to like the G3X.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:16 PM   #233
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I'm curious Carl, what is the point of taking up panel space for an iPad? Surely your Garmin screen has anything the iPad has plus more, and it is fully aircraft quality and easily read in bright sunlight. If the iPad is just a backup, why not keep it in the baggage compartment and use that panel space for a nice glovebox.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:06 AM   #234
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I'm curious Carl, what is the point of taking up panel space for an iPad? Surely your Garmin screen has anything the iPad has plus more, and it is fully aircraft quality and easily read in bright sunlight. If the iPad is just a backup, why not keep it in the baggage compartment and use that panel space for a nice glovebox.
Just as an idea Carl - this is something I'm looking at for my panel - make a glovebox as Jim suggests and mount the iPad to a glovebox door. If you make the glovebox big enough, you could even store it inside.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:04 AM   #235
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The iPad idea is simply because I have an iPad laying around and thought it might be useful. You know, all of those flight planning articles floating around the internet. I'm building more of a puddle jumper so flight planning usually boils down to, "It's a pretty day, let's head over to..."

A glove box is probably a better use of that space. Now, how am I going to cut the hole in the panel without messing up the powder coating?
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:21 AM   #236
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I'm curious Carl, what is the point of taking up panel space for an iPad? Surely your Garmin screen has anything the iPad has plus more, and it is fully aircraft quality and easily read in bright sunlight. If the iPad is just a backup, why not keep it in the baggage compartment and use that panel space for a nice glovebox.
I really like having my iPad on the panel. I installed an AirGizmo mount and it is looks like it belongs in the panel. Most of the time I keep it on the traffic page. It's pretty cool to have two big screens and have a PFD and MFD.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:54 AM   #237
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I like the iPad. They are super capable, the apps are constantly improved, and I can flight plan while drinking my coffee at home, get to the airport, and pop it in. The map updates and everything are super easy
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:53 AM   #238
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I plan to do something simliar with an iPad mount. Yes, the PFD does everything the iPad does and more, but the iPad makes a decent poor-man's MFD. You can have your navigation on a 10" screen instead of half of a 10" screen, or bring up airport data large enough to be readable and still have your primary flight instruments displayed. Going out to poke holes in the sky, I probably wouldn't have the iPad there, but on a cross country of any length, it's nice to be able to organize your cockpit information across a couple screens.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:56 PM   #239
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I'm putting in an IPAD as well. Not just as a backup but you can also get more information from of it, if needed. This is how I did mine so I could have the glove box.

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I got a chuckle from the "$" on the SV-HDX1100
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