Great idea. However, I am not pleased with the effect of temperature on computers. Specifically, I am not happy to find that the device fails to function well when I start it up when the temp is 5 degrees F in the cabin.
I do not want to have to take the stuff home.
Nor do I want the internal battery to die between flights. I had a windows based palm device with Anywhere Map in it. I made a trip. At my destination, I was there a week. When I attempted to boot the device, it was dead. The battery only lasted about 4 days. The internal backup battery also died. Everything was gone.
Problem number two. Is it mountable on the control column? Does it also permit remote data to be used. IE, I do not want more wires in my cabin. I want my G430 to communicate with the device so I know where I am on my flight plan and where I am on my approach.
Currently, I use Air Chart system, which has served me well for over 20 years.
Note, I don't dislike new technology, I just don't like it when the stuff craps out on me.
Also, I don't like a cluttered cockpit. Using the EFB, I would be able to eliminate a moving map device, but I would only do so with something which is an improvement.
I also do not want to have to make sure I have not forgotten it at home.
IF I have to update it, I can do that at the airport with my laptop which I almost always have with me.
Finally, I do not want to have to hold it. I want my charts in a fixed location during flight so I do not have to use my hands to hold them. Nor do I want to have to look around to find the approach plate. I want to be able to find it where I expect it on any approach.
Show me a photo of your set up.
TomTom Pelz2009-08-07 03:34:47