Re: Trio autopilot

Don B

I have a Trio Pro, Aera 660 and the IPad mini.  I do my flight plans with Forefight on the Mini, then send them to the 660 via Bluetooth.  The Trio then flys the fight plan from the 660.  This is how I got around the IPad not going direct to the Trio.  

On Mar 5, 2020, at 7:29 AM, Del Schier <cozypilot@...> wrote:

I would love it if my iPad would send the GPS data to my Trio. My AVmap GPS feeds the Trio but it is a huge hassle to change my flight plan in flight but with Foreflight it is easy.


The Foreflight people told me that Apple will not let them send NMEA data out from an iPad; probably because Apple thinks it is a legal liability.


Del Schier

Cozy IV N197DL

Cannon Creek Airpark 15FL




From: <> On Behalf Of Nick U
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] Trio autopilot


You can not  connect the two.   


The Trio requires either a ARINC 429 (if its upgraded) or a NEMA (RS232) input for a GPS information.   The iPad has neither output.  




Nick Ugolini,  

Charleston, SC 


LongEZ N29TM (for sale)

Cozy 4, N826ER










On Mar 4, 2020, at 2:36 PM, Jim Evans <jevansez@...> wrote:


Query:  Does anyone know if you can couple an IPAD mini with GPS app to serve the Trio autopilot?



James W. Evans Jr.
Airport Manager
Tappahannock - Essex County Airport
1450 Aviation Rd.

Tappahannock, VA
Airport: 804-443-5885
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