Thursday, April 27, 2017

iFly ADSB Upgrade

Weather has been terrible the last few days so I haven't had a chance to try out the newest toy.

My aging iPad Mini no longer runs Foreflight reliably and instead of spending the money on a new iPad that is ONLY used for Foreflight I decided to upgrade my iFly 740 unit to my primary nav unit. 

To do this I needed to yoke mount it for easy reach so I headed out to the iFly website to see if they had an adapter for the RAM mount I currently have.

I was in luck, they do sell a RAM mount adapter, which I ordered however while on the site I noticed that they had a new product a PING buddy ADSB receiver that plugs into the USB slot on the iFly.  I decided to give it a try and put one on order.

I received the unit after a few days and it's already made a world of different in the iFly unit, even from my living room!

I am now able to get full traffic and weather on the iFly unit without having to lug around a stratux or stratus unit that's powered externally.

In addition I decided to fire up the old 3d printer to print out a camera mount that mounts to the tie down ring.

Here is the finished product....

Hopefully the weather will improve this weekend and I'll be able to try the new camera mount out.

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