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1 year 9 months ago #1447

Chris,

For an Android tablet, I wanted something in the middle-size range that could be used as a dedicated flying tablet (read: not too expensive).

I tried a few different devices and eventually settled on the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6-inch. It runs Pilot fine and the handwriting / stylus input is acceptable. It was $199 if I remember correctly. The Samsung S-series tablets were better for stylus input, but cost at least twice as much. The A-series seemed to bog down a little under load so they were not an option.

Last edit: 1 year 9 months ago by Scott Kinney.

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1 year 9 months ago #1446

I have utilized IFD 540/440 combo. Controls are very intuitive...I prefer over Garmin systems. Very little “training” required to operate. Cons: none I can name.. I know Scott Sherer is also an Avidyne “follower”.

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1 year 9 months ago #1445

Scott - what Android tablet did you end up with?

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1 year 9 months ago #1444

Garmin Pilot for me now, primarily because a friend gave me a year's worth of the Pro version. It does the same things that ForeFlight does. I like that I can run Pilot on an Android tablet as I'm not a fan of Apple products. I did have to go through a couple of tablets to find one that I liked for form factor and responsiveness to touch input.

A nice bonus of Pilot is that it integrates with the Garmin VIRB cameras. It lets me quietly turn the camera on/off when I'm instructing. Not a feature I knew about before I got Pilot but handy for my purposes.

May try FlyQ next year...

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1 year 9 months ago #1443

I am a fan of Foreflight...past several years. I have heard the developers speak at a meeting at Sporty’s Pilot Shop, I69. Both are pilots and really understand pilots needs and desires in software and continually upgrade the app.

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1 year 9 months ago #1428

Kick starting this topic...
I have used Garmin Pilot for about 8 months now and like it primarily because it supports Android (my phone) and IOS (my iPad). I also thought that it might make integration with installed avionics tighter - if I install more Garmin products. Though that is the trap Garmin is hoping I fall in...I'm considering other options especially with other 'glass panel' options available - Avidyne, Bendix, etc.

I must say that I do like the Garmin Pilot interface - though it is what I have become accustomed to and haven't really tried other options. It is really nice that all setup moves between my phone and iPad transparently.

Anyone out there have Avidyne IFDxxx GPS Navigators installed? Pros? Cons? The yet to be released BendixKing AeroVue Touch looks intriguing at approx. $13K...

Would love the collective wisdom of the group!!!
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