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.…"
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…"
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…"
Just some test-results with the actual app after some flights:
- Battery consumption still above most of the other apps. Fun thing is that battery consumption seems to be related to some circumstances I yet wasn't able to determinate…"
As I have stated previously on this forum: Jeppesen had their chances. They had more chances than any other software I know.
They didn't take one.
How much they actually care about their users shows already on this forum (that is NOT…"
I had a look at EVFR, as well. It seems to be a complete solution. The only thing I don't like is the looks.
But maybe I should have a look again...
For me, JFDVFR is an experiment. If it works out at least in some ways I will stick…"
The Point you bring with GAFOR is a good one... although for me the METAR that is displayed en-route is fair enough... at least at the moment. GAFOR would be cool though.
For the W&B Part... I know other apps do have this - but I…"
Yes and no.
No, we can't blame jeppesen for problems that have physical origins. But, on the other hand, yes, we can blame them.
Other apps do not have the problem during flight. And Jeppesen App uses much more juice than other apps…"
That's good news. I will keep an eye on the app and reconsider next year in july what I will do next. If it's still in its current state I might not renew it. If I see an improvement (i.e. the crucial features coming in) I will stick…"
As I said: I really like the completeness of data (and the prewarnings etc.) The data provided is better than in any other app currently existing IMHO.
But... the app is missing some crucial features.
I dearly hope you are applying ISO Standards... Still: Just because you use standards for quality management / code management doesn't mean that the app is efficient. One thing has nothing to do with the other. The cpu usage must have a…"
as my iPad is without simcard it can't be the download at this point (wifi is even switched off in flight).
Just have a look. The 20% battery per hour is annoying, sure. But there's a workaround for it. I'd rather focus on…"