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Now there’s a new top dog in the portable weather receiver market, with the introduction of Sentry Plus. While slightly larger than the original Sentry, it’s still a compact and lightweight device that easily mounts on a side window via a suction cup. In addition to popular features like datalink weather and traffic, Sentry Plus includes some thoughtful upgrades and performance enhancements. Here’s a look at some of the new features.
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A portable satellite communicator is ideal for updating friends and family when your ETA changes or for tracking flights in remote areas. Now there's a new player in this market. ACR Electronics, a well-known manufacturer of personal locator beacons, has launched the Bivy Stick.
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Garmin's latest smartwatch for pilots, the D2 Mach 1, is loaded with all the advanced features you'd expect from an industry-leading avionics company: GPS, moving map, pulse oximeter, altimeter, fitness tracking, and smartphone notifications. But the watch also is another node in Garmin's Connext platform, which ties together multiple devices in the cockpit, from iPad apps to panel avionics.
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Since launching in September 2021, the iPad mini 6 has quickly become the most popular tablet among pilots. RAM recently introduced two new products to help secure it in flight: a perfect-fit cradle and a leg mount. Here's flight test report.
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Garmin's connected panel system works seamlessly with ForeFlight, allowing you to send flight plan updates, ADS-B weather/traffic, GPS, AHRS and more from your installed avionics wirelessly to your iPad. Here's a look at what components are required and how to use each of the features.
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There are many connected panel systems available today which allow you to wirelessly connect your iPad to panel-mount GPS and ADS-B receivers. Here's a rundown of all the aftermarket GA avionics options and mobile app compatibility with each.
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Finding the right hardware to mount your iPad or iPhone in the cockpit can be challenging. Fortunately, Robust offers several universal options designed for any size iPad or iPhone and can be mounted in multiple places in the cockpit.
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As any experienced iPad pilot knows, a few good accessories can make your tablet easier to use, more reliable, and more powerful. Here's a roundup of some new products that fit that description, from mounts to charging tools.
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Garmin continues to improve their range of aviation smartwatches, and the new D2 Air X10 is their best yet. While it can function quite well as a standalone navigator (using the internal GPS and aviation database), it is even more powerful when paired with a smartphone. This allows you to get updated weather and even share flight plans; it's really an extension of your flight deck. Here's what it can do.
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External iPad GPSs were one of the first accessories to appear for the iPad. After the iPad was released in 2010, pilots quickly realized that the tablet was far more useful with an accurate position source—moving maps, terrain warnings, and so much more come into play. Initially, there were very few options for pilots, but the market rapidly expanded and now there are more choices than ever. How do you pick the right one? Let's survey the market.
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In a world of competing standards (iOS or Android, Safari or Chrome, Garmin or Avidyne), USB seems like a simple and comforting exception. But now the familiar USB-A port is slowly fading away. Here's what you need to know about USB-C plugs and what Power Delivery means.
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An iPad by itself is useful, but the smart pilot knows that a few well-chosen accessories can transform a simple tablet into a powerful electronic flight bag. Fortunately, a robust market has sprung up to provide these accessories, with solutions for mounting, protecting, and charging a tablet in flight. The second half of 2021 has brought a steady stream of new products in this category—here's a review.