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Offline SteveJ.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #525 on: September 22, 2014, 12:06:44 pm »
What really annoys me is folks that dredge up old quotes from a thread that they just got around to reading.

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What makes me crazy is no one told me about Beartooth Pass, and I haven't stumbled upon it during any of my North American journeys.

Bucket List!  ;D


Do it. Marvey road. And do Chief Joseph Hy, also. I have others in that neck of the woods.


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another thing drives me crazy is visiting Miami, dropping by Homestead-Miami International Speedway, and NOT having the proper bike with me for the track   ;)



You could always bomb on down to Marathon for a Lobster Reuben.


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:   ;) ;) ;)
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #526 on: September 22, 2014, 12:35:45 pm »


You could always bomb on down to Marathon for a Lobster Reuben.


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:   ;) ;) ;)

^^^Teressa and I do that quite often, let's go!   ;D
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #527 on: September 22, 2014, 03:25:22 pm »
You can get an after market GPS (Bad Elf) for your Ipad.  I hear they are better than the internal GPS in the cellular enabled Ipads.  I use a cellular enabled Ipad 4 with Foreflight, but no data plan.

(Edit:  Nevermind, you know about them.)

Are you using a Bad Elf Bluetooth model or lightning connector?

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #528 on: September 22, 2014, 03:39:37 pm »
...Lobster Reuben...

Mmmmmmmm...    Why have I never heard of this before?

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #529 on: September 22, 2014, 04:06:50 pm »
Are you using a Bad Elf Bluetooth model or lightning connector?

No, but the "Other Guy" (my airplane partner) uses one and has no issues with it.  Only real deal is you have to keep two devices charged instead of just one, but dual USB port 12V charger will solve that.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #530 on: September 22, 2014, 04:53:13 pm »
No, but the "Other Guy" (my airplane partner) uses one and has no issues with it.  Only real deal is you have to keep two devices charged instead of just one, but dual USB port 12V charger will solve that.

Yup, now I need 2 devices that have to be charged and 2 cables, its why I'm not happy with the fruit company right now. But which one does your partner use? Bluetooth or directly connected?

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #531 on: September 22, 2014, 09:22:06 pm »
Mmmmmmmm...    Why have I never heard of this before?

Jamie


Now you have. Get down there and have a Reuben, or...??

Oh, and it is The Keys. Bring money.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g34347-d514906-Reviews-Keys_Fisheries-Marathon_Florida_Keys_Florida.html

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #532 on: September 23, 2014, 06:36:27 am »
 :(  Tag team taunting!!!
Ever buy a new bike (or new to you) and feel excited and want to share some ideas? There is so much info here to be gained, and the search function does help. I appreciate the time and effort put into this site. Compassion and common curtsies go a long way.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #533 on: September 23, 2014, 08:31:27 am »
Yup, now I need 2 devices that have to be charged and 2 cables, its why I'm not happy with the fruit company right now. But which one does your partner use? Bluetooth or directly connected?

His is directly mounted.  He uses a full size Ipad 2.

FYI I'm using a full size Ipad 4.  Screen resolution is great but it seems to be more sensitive to heat than the 2.  I have to be really careful to keep it out of the direct sun or it will shut down.  That aside it's great.  I don't have a panel mount GPS in my plane.   For VFR nav, the Ipad with Foreflight has more functionality than a Garmin 430 except it can't drive an autopilot.  For IFR nav, I can't file as a /G anyway, but for a backup device the situation awareness is great.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #534 on: September 23, 2014, 12:54:11 pm »
His is directly mounted.  He uses a full size Ipad 2.

FYI I'm using a full size Ipad 4.  Screen resolution is great but it seems to be more sensitive to heat than the 2.  I have to be really careful to keep it out of the direct sun or it will shut down.  That aside it's great.  I don't have a panel mount GPS in my plane.   For VFR nav, the Ipad with Foreflight has more functionality than a Garmin 430 except it can't drive an autopilot.  For IFR nav, I can't file as a /G anyway, but for a backup device the situation awareness is great.

Excellent! I'v VFR only and ForeFlight looks fantastic for easy planning and navigation. If only I had an iPad with GPS. Do you know how your friend connects his Bad Elf? Is it direct through the lighting connector or wireless through Bluetooth?

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #535 on: September 23, 2014, 01:05:06 pm »
I suggest bad elf direct...  the folks i know have great luck with it with all kinds of gps required apps
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #536 on: September 23, 2014, 01:56:14 pm »
Excellent! I'v VFR only and ForeFlight looks fantastic for easy planning and navigation. If only I had an iPad with GPS. Do you know how your friend connects his Bad Elf? Is it direct through the lighting connector or wireless through Bluetooth?

Direct through the connector.

It is a great planning tool.  I wish it could account for climbout speeds and fuel burns, but even without that it's still fairly accurate.

Also, if you get one of those third party AHRS units that mount on your dash, Foreflight can actually display attitude information as well - handy if your AI craps out.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #537 on: September 23, 2014, 04:17:40 pm »
I suggest bad elf direct...  the folks i know have great luck with it with all kinds of gps required apps

They have a unit that plugs directly into the lightning connector. But I was worried about how to power the iPad with the lightning connector in use. Don't want to be limited by the iPad battery. But just read on Bad-Elf website that it comes with "3 ft (1m) micro-USB cable for pass through charging". I think that's the way for me to go. Now I just need to verify they have updated their software for iOS 8.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #538 on: September 23, 2014, 04:26:01 pm »
Direct through the connector.

It is a great planning tool.  I wish it could account for climbout speeds and fuel burns, but even without that it's still fairly accurate.

Also, if you get one of those third party AHRS units that mount on your dash, Foreflight can actually display attitude information as well - handy if your AI craps out.

I'm thinking direct through the connector would be more reliable. Would like to talk to some who has had success with a BT unit.

Those AHRS units look pretty slick. My primary AI is the windscreen (VFR only pilot), backup to that is an EFIS D100 (all solid state like an AHRS unit) in the airplane I will mostly be using ForeFlight in.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #539 on: September 24, 2014, 11:01:44 am »
They have a unit that plugs directly into the lightning connector. But I was worried about how to power the iPad with the lightning connector in use. Don't want to be limited by the iPad battery. But just read on Bad-Elf website that it comes with "3 ft (1m) micro-USB cable for pass through charging". I think that's the way for me to go. Now I just need to verify they have updated their software for iOS 8.

I think that should work fine, and if it charges both devices at the same time that's a big bonus.  If not, a dual port USB charger will work fine.

I know people are using the current version of Foreflight with IOS 8.  I'm still using 7, I'll wait a while before installing it, like after they get the bugs worked out.