iPad in DA40

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iPad in DA40

Postby Victor » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:20 am

Looking for ideas and solutions on how to use iPad in DA40 - best location, mounts etc.
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Re: iPad in DA40

Postby Erik » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:16 pm

Victor wrote:Looking for ideas and solutions on how to use iPad in DA40 - best location, mounts etc.


I LOVE my iPad. It is so cool with foreflight.

To tell you the truth, it is better not mounting it in my opinion. Initially I wanted to mount it too. I like to pick it up and look at it closely to see the little details on the approach plates, or the charts. I like to hand it to my co-pilot so they can do the same.

I was going to get a knee board for it, but I found no need. The standard case:
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC361ZM/B?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY

is perfect as a kneedboard. It has just enough friction that it never falls of my knee.
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Re: iPad in DA40

Postby Robin » Sun May 08, 2011 12:52 am

Hello

Has anyone used the mount as described in Sportys

http://sportys.com/PilotShop/product/15728

Recently an app has been introduced into Australia where all the documents can be loaded onto an ipad, so thinking on getting one of these.

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Re: iPad in DA40

Postby Kurt h » Sun May 08, 2011 1:33 am

I have the RAM mount that you linked. Works great, never comes loose even in the bumps. Only complaint is finding a good location for the ipad that doesn't block view out the window or the panel. This is not really anything to do with the mount, but just the size of the ipad in such a small cockpit. If it isn't too bumpy, I find myself just laying it loosely in my lap most of the time.
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Re: iPad in DA40

Postby Steve » Sun May 08, 2011 3:09 pm

Erik wrote:
Victor wrote:Looking for ideas and solutions on how to use iPad in DA40 - best location, mounts etc.


I LOVE my iPad. It is so cool with foreflight.

To tell you the truth, it is better not mounting it in my opinion. Initially I wanted to mount it too. I like to pick it up and look at it closely to see the little details on the approach plates, or the charts. I like to hand it to my co-pilot so they can do the same.

I was going to get a knee board for it, but I found no need. The standard case:
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC361 ... TY3ODQ5OTY

is perfect as a kneedboard. It has just enough friction that it never falls of my knee.


Same here. I couldn't find a good place to mount it in my steam gauge aircraft where it didn't block view of something important. When I'm not using it, I slide it between the center console and the copilot's rudder cable tube. That is a handy storage location - out of the way, yet easily accessible.

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Re: iPad in DA40

Postby Robin » Mon May 09, 2011 12:16 pm

Still researching

Just found this

http://www.forpilotsonly.com/iPro-Aviator.htm

looks interesting...especially being able to write down clearances etc. Note the comment from the Diamond flyer

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Re: iPad in DA40

Postby Jean » Tue May 10, 2011 4:17 pm

Erik wrote:I was going to get a knee board for it, but I found no need. The standard case:
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC361 ... TY3ODQ5OTY
is perfect as a kneedboard. It has just enough friction that it never falls of my knee.

Same for me too.
I bought stuff to make one myself but I eventually prefer the Apple case. Here is a link to a site explaining how to build an iPad kneeboard:
http://dreamschooner.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/building-your-own-ipad-3g-efb-kneeboard/
When I don't use it, I stuff it between my left leg and cockpit side.
BTW, since last 4.1 IOS update I can't lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode anymore, which is annoying when you look at maps and move your iPad.
Does any one know how to fix that ?
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Re: iPad in DA40

Postby gsontheimer » Sat May 14, 2011 6:01 pm

... double click, scroll to the left. This is where the icon for locking the orientation is now.
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Re: iPad in DA40

Postby Tim » Sun May 15, 2011 2:00 pm

I think the latest iOS update gave you the option of using then button next to the volume control as an orientation lock again.
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Re: iPad in DA40

Postby Jean » Mon May 16, 2011 10:38 am

gsontheimer wrote:... double click, scroll to the left. This is where the icon for locking the orientation is now.

Great, thank you Gerhart, I am happier now !
Tim wrote:I think the latest iOS update gave you the option of using then button next to the volume control as an orientation lock again.

Tim,
I haven't installed IOS 4.3 yet. I will check that because I find the physical button easier to use.
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