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by Helno
Wed May 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: iPad mini 5 was just released
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: iPad mini 5 was just released

An external GPS can improve things quite a bit.

I window mount the Stratux so it always has a good quality GPS signal and I dont have to wait for the ipad to get a lock if it has been put to sleep.
by Helno
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some Boeing Jets Have Substandard Parts, Whistleblower Claims
Replies: 8
Views: 1717

Re: Some Boeing Jets Have Substandard Parts, Whistleblower Claims

That shi guy spammed the crap out of every vaguely aviation related sub reddit last year.

He didn't really have a good grasp of how to provide evidence and eventually his activity earned him a sitewide ban for spam.
by Helno
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: iPad mini 5 was just released
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: iPad mini 5 was just released

I have previously paid the cellular tax but decided that this time I'll live without the built in GPS. My plane has a Stratux and FS210 so I have two different GPS position sources. If I am flying in someone else's plane my iPhone is good enough to know where we are. The price difference is not as m...
by Helno
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: iPad mini 5 was just released
Replies: 4
Views: 661

iPad mini 5 was just released

https://www.apple.com/ipad-mini/

Nice to see an update on this line. I was a bit worried that they would just discontinue it.

My mini 3 is about 5 years old and the battery is getting long in the tooth and beginning to effect performance.
by Helno
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B
Replies: 21
Views: 3840

Re: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B

This is Nav Canada. They are a private company run on user fees.

Maintaining old radar sites and nav aids are expensive so they are moving to a system that pushes the costs onto the user.

If you do not go into transponder airspace an ADS-B mandate wont cost you a dime.
by Helno
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Night VFR route planning software
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: Night VFR route planning software

Foreflight does this if you have the pro version. It has an altitude advisor with selectable corridor widths and required obstacle clearance.

https://foreflight.com/products/forefli ... avoidance/
by Helno
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Crowdsourced ADS-B like weather network
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Crowdsourced ADS-B like weather network

I 3d printed and sold close to 100 of them before going to injection molding. We have had 20000 of those cases injection molded since then along with 5000 of the suction cup mounts. https://i.imgur.com/VyiEZna.jpg My printer is not in very good shape after being run hard like that. An enclosure is s...
by Helno
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I'm thinking of getting my Flight Instructor Rating Ultralights
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: I'm thinking of getting my Flight Instructor Rating Ultralights

Were the hoops hard to jump through to get the UL instructor rating? Did it have any effect on your insurance costs?

A friend of mine has a C42 on order and it should be arriving this spring.
by Helno
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee
Replies: 20
Views: 7185

Re: SPOT mounting options for Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee

I 3d printed a bracket that uses the existing holes in my panel. https://i.imgur.com/rZXTYDi.jpg It is on the far right of the panel right near the door to the aircraft. Easy to grab if you are getting out in an emergency. It is also easy to see if I have forgotten to turn it off at the end of the d...
by Helno
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B
Replies: 21
Views: 3840

Re: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B

Why can’t 978 be installed now? 978mhz is a DME frequency and is allocated to Nav Canada by Industry Canada for aviation use. So technically a US aircraft with 978 MHz OUT should turn it off when crossing the border since they do not have permission to use that frequency here. The satellites are no...
by Helno
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Crowdsourced ADS-B like weather network
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Crowdsourced ADS-B like weather network

Figured this would be a good place to reach out to the community to see if there is some interest in what we have been working on. In January I was asked to speak to the Kitchener COPA group about the work I have been doing. Full disclosure I sell Stratux hardware on amazon.ca, if you purchased a St...

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