FYI: New Dongle to add GPS to iPad/iPod Touch

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Richdmoore
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FYI: New Dongle to add GPS to iPad/iPod Touch

Postby Richdmoore » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:29 pm

Like many pilots here, I purchased an iPad and was hoping I could convert it to a Electronic Flight Bag...... My issue was that I purchased the WiFi model, without GPS.

Today a company called Bad Elf introduced a GPS dongle that is suppose to work with Wing X/Foreflight/etc. It is apple certified, so they say it will work without specific support from each app and without jailbreaking. I wrote them, they said one of the members of the company has used in in a flight club's archer running Foreflight with success.

I ordered one to day from amazon, I'm hopeful this will be a good solution to those of us with iPads/iPod Touches w/o gps.

More info:

http://bad-elf.com/products/gps/
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035Y7ZJ2/bael-20

Landis
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Re: FYI: New Dongle to add GPS to iPad/iPod Touch

Postby Landis » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:44 pm

Just curious how this has been working for you? Just read up on the iPad 2 announcement today and thinking of the WiFi model. I'd have no use for the 3G version except the GPS location. Anyone else had any experience with the Bad Elf GPS?

ph-bjb
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Re: FYI: New Dongle to add GPS to iPad/iPod Touch

Postby ph-bjb » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:04 pm

I've had people successfully use the Bad Elf with both Flight Instruments and InFlight from BBFlight (http://www.bbflight.com), and the iPad 2 should show gyro attitude indication as it has gyro sensors.

Richdmoore
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Re: FYI: New Dongle to add GPS to iPad/iPod Touch

Postby Richdmoore » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:49 am

Third Option, the XGPS 150.
http://xgps150.dualav.com/
No experience using this one.


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