Re: COZY: Re: [c-a] ForeFlight -vs- WingX
Tom,Andrew,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
the ADF was one of my favorite nav tools for sailing, LORAN the least, this was all before GPS. Don't have room for one in our panel for the ADF. Maybe West Marine still sells the little manual handheld ones =)
From: to tu
To: Andrew Mara
Cc: Drew Swenson ; Slick Ric ; Canard Aviators Mailing List ; cozy_builders ; CozyGirrrl ; Bob Holliston <bob.holliston@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 24, 2016 1:50 pm
Subject: Re: COZY: Re: [c-a] ForeFlight -vs- WingX
I'll second the kick of using dead reckoning. One flight that stands out was hundreds of miles diagonally across mid-Kansas to the northeast toward Omaha. Marking the time of passing the few stand-out checkpoints on my paper flight-log and doing old-school time-speed calculations, Occassionally I would get reasonable VOR reception and take cross-fixes. But often enough it was just the chart and outside rural landscape. . After hundreds of miles and a few hours of droning well into the night, I found that I've come out at the expected area in civilization again. I enjoyed that. Of course with much weather it becomes a greater challenge.
I also really enjoy(ed) using the ADF. . For my instrument ticket I really put effort into learning and practicing with it for approaches as was required. One stand-out flight was late at night flying from Mojave to SantaRosa California with a high-power AM station just short of SantaRosa near Gnoss Field. I followed the ADF on that all the way, adjusting heading as the ADF suggested. I still want an ADF in my airplane if nothing other than to listen to AM and play with the ADF indications..
But GPS and Foreflight are with me to stay. I evaluated WingX and even at free I wiped it off my iPad and don't want it.. Screen navigation is nonsensical, non-intuitive and not only do you have to learn it once, you continually need to re-learn how to navigate thru the set of screens and what is where....and how to get back. If you don't fly often enough you can't remember it. Often enough I would acccidently hit some button that took me to a screen and had no idea what made it happen how to get back to a known page. So I would sit there cursing and poking buttons to try to back. To heck with that, WingX need to fix their product but I'm not waiting on it.
On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 9:44 PM, Andrew Mara <maracode@...> wrote: