in my last post I have offended some of the participants of this forum. Sorry, I should have expressed myself better and I beg your pardon.
If some MFDVFR users have a benefit of the cloud backup feature without iphone support this is…"
mind that you not only need an ADS-B transponder (sender), you also need an ADS-B receiver with an appropriate display. Flarm (not universally, but in some products) is both an ADS-B receiver and display, it is relatively cheap and exists…"
Actually, you're right. The obstacle DB from Flarm is really good... using this DB for the terrain of MFDVFR would be a good solution, yes.
Concerning the Midair vs. Engine-Failure... you're right: Midairs are - in moste cases - fatal.…"
I'm with you in most points:
Especially I meant Flarm as a separate device, entirely unrelated to MFD! That is, in my example above, it was meant that the Flarm devices already provide obstacle databases. These databases are in my…"
Yes, ADS-B would be the better option. If the EASA is mandating this (although it would make sense to some extent) there will be a quite severe shitstorm coming up. The costs for ADS-B Devices that are certified will be higher than the value of…"
"Flarm is more or less a typical German product which was focussed on gliders.
In the SESAR project Flarm is not even mentioned. The same in the FAA future airspace concept. Those concepts rely in ADS-B and do not take care about Flarm. The reason…"
Actually: Depends on the phone. In the supercub I often use the Iphone Plus (with another software) and it works quite well.
What I am actually really missing is that I don't get a topograpic picture from MFDVFR.
Life Rain Radar...…"
I am not 100% sure I would want flarm information on my ipad. First of all I fear the power consumption would be increased by quite a factor.
Second, there are currently quite many Flarm implementations - some of them very good, some of…"
sure, I don't know how many glider pilots use MFD. My point was to illustrate that not every feature that any competitor has should be built into MFD, especially not when there are other, more specialized apps that are more…"
Do you really believe that there are many glider pilots using MFD?
Flarm is not used/available on many GA aircraft.
I don't need 3D vision but an obstacle warning would be beneficial.
Regarding printing: Why not make a…"
well, MFD does flight planning, and does it very well, doesn't it?
What I meant was that why do we need everything anybody can ever dream of all in MFD? What use is W&B and fuel calculations in a glider? A glider pilot's…"
There seem to exist different views. I as well use two ipads, one mini (continuously charged) at the yoke, the other one (Air) as a backup in an envelope in case the mini overheats (it happened when mounted at the window, never when…"
"I carry two iPads with me for backup purposes, too. I cannot believe that an iPhone would be able to provide me the information I need on such a small screen.
BTW: If there is bad weather in front I would do a 180 degree turn and fly to the nearest…"
"Well, I disagree.
I would like to have one app which does the flight planning as well as the charting.
I mean what's the bloody reason to hack in the same data several times?
If you just need "a electronic chart that replaces a paper…"
"Exactly my view: Do one thing and do it well!
If MFD VFR was crammed with all these me-too features, it would be exactly that: A feature-overloaded toy that lures users by suggesting that it can do anything when in fact separate, more…"
"Well, me too seems to be called "Nobody".
Maybe I'm missing a point, but in my understanding JMFDVFR is a electronic chart that replaces a paper chart. If i go flying with a paper chart there are no dottet lines witch will tell me…"
Hallo Markus, Ich habe iOS 7 installiert und danach kam erst die Download Mitteilung für 1.1.3, man sollte VOR der Installation von iOS7 die aktuelle Version updaten. Ich habe die aktuelle Version jetzt (also nachher) installiert. Was mir auffällt, ist das es Darstellungsprobleme bei unterschiedlichem Zoom gibt. Also bspw. werden VOR-Kompass-Ringe wie ein großen "O" oder ein schräger Balken in fettem blau angezeigt . Abhilfe?