Final 496 Mini Ipad setup
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turbo
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Final 496 Mini Ipad setup

07-26-2014 03:13:27



this is it. both powered and in perfect position. the 496 hangs on its mount attached to the cyclic with ram mount holding the mini.

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13snoopy
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07-25-2014 09:58:15
Very nice set-up, but with sincerity I ask:
Why do you need both?
turbo
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07-27-2014 03:40:10
i ask, why not? if you have it use it. backup, scratch pad, more info and flight detail, fun. there is even a garmin 400 down there somewhere too. it goes into the rv6 also. so what do you think.
Blue Thunder
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07-27-2014 05:22:00
I love the 496.  I also have a 430 and 530.........I call them "radios", I don't usually use them for navigation.  The 496 does it all.  I have a suction cup mount for my iPad.  I don't normally have it in the helicopter all the time, but I do have it in there when going on a lengthy trip.  With the Foreflight app, it's great, no more charts, it has both the CFS for Canadian airports as well as the A/FD for the US.  I get what you're doing Turbo!
13snoopy
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07-27-2014 07:27:33
i ask, why not? if you have it use it. backup, scratch pad, more info and flight detail, fun. there is even a garmin 400 down there somewhere too. it goes into the rv6 also. so what do you think.

I think I'm not smart enough to figure out all that stuff while I'm trying to fly. I have a hard enough time just seeing where I'm going. :-)
Seriously,  guess I just don't understand why one would actually need or better yet how a helicopter pilot flying at 500 feet agl could truly use those instruments. A GPS I totally get, but all the other stuff I truly don't understand the need for.
More power to you if you do.
Blue skies!
13snoopy
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07-28-2014 08:35:14
Turbo,

What website or program is running on your iPad mini in the photo?
IBTM
Member Since : 2007
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07-29-2014 12:15:49
Great set up!!  I have the 496 mounted and the I-Pad on my knee--with ForeFlight too--works fantastic!!
turbo
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07-29-2014 01:59:47
it is fore flight.