Just bought an iPad....

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  1. ProPhotoGA

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    Hello all. I purchased a 64gb 3G iPad Saturday at Best Buy. My main reason
    for purchasing this was to use in the cockpit of my airplane as a moving map
    display. To say the least I am thrilled. I have to say that I was once one of
    those iPad haters... until I actually started using it. It really is an amazing
    little machine. I have also purchased the anti-glare screen protector but am
    waffling on a case. I like the look of some of the carbon fiber and hard candy
    cases but I am concerned about heat issues. Does anyone have any
    thoughts? Also what kind of apps are must haves?

    Thanks for a great forum!

    Gene
     
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    Without knowing what other kinds of things you are interested in using your iPad for, that would be impossible to answer. (But you are bound to get a lot of opinions... and you know what they say about opinions!)

    If you search the iTunes store and search for "aviation", you will see that there are quite a few iPad apps (some of which are games or test prep stuff that you probably won't be interested in), but there does appear to be some interesting stuff on there. For instance, you can keep all your FAR/AIMS on your iPad, a couple of weather radar apps, and a couple of chart apps to name a few. If you look at the iPhone apps (which will work on your iPad but in a smaller format), this shows tons of additional apps, including aviation jokes! One useful thing to look at might be one of the logbook apps, one of the flight calculators or an app that shows the current NOTAMS. I am sure you already have access to things like this, but it might be nice to keep them all in one handy place on your iPad.
     
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    Thanks for the reply 1991-C4. I have been in the App store and found
    several useful apps. I am using SkyCharts Pro and ForeFlight 3 HD for my
    aviation needs. I hadn't thought about log book apps. Will definitely check
    that out.

    Any comments of using a hard case on the back and heat? I have to say
    that I am using it more and more and the laptop is sitting idle.

    Gene
     
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    I don't think you need to worry about heat issues. If I were flying with my iPad, I would be thinking more about modifying a cheap case so that I could velcro it around my thigh.
     
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    I agree with NumbLock that modifying a kneeboard might be the way to go. Sporty's has all kinds of boards for $15 on up... but I am sure you already know about them!
     
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    I just have to ask what type of plane to you fly :) that was dh's major in collage, then my cousin as a byplane he flies for air shows.

    I am scared of them but it seems every one close to me loves them LOL
     
  7. iPadCharlie

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    So the guy says, "Are you afraid of flying?"

    "No, I'm afraid of crashing!"
     
  8. ProPhotoGA

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    I currently fly a CAW Sport Cruiser and Remos G3-600. These are in the Light
    Sport Class of aircraft. Lots of fun to fly and are great for the type of flying
    I like to do.

    Gene
     
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    Welcome to the site :)
     
  10. iPadCharlie

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    Not to hijack this thread...

    I am not familiar with that Czech airplane, but the Remos G3-600 is one nice ride!

    This was going to be my retirement project, but the parent company in Germany of the North American subsidiary I work for filed for insolvency protection in the German court system about 6 weeks ago! So it looks like no long-term financial commitments at this time :(

    [​IMG]
    (Its a Zodiac CH 650 kit plane from the Zenith Aircraft Company.)

    Now back to your regularly scheduled topic!
     

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