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HomeBuilt101

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I need to get some advice on purchasing a GPS receiver that will transmit accurate position data to the iPad.

I used to run a DUAL red GPS receiver until it failed and since I bought it about 5 years ago there have been a great number of advancements in this technology so I thought I would ask the collective their thoughts on what is new.

This GPS receiver will be used for work because my iPad does not have any kind of internal GPS receiver and I need an external GPS receiver to give accurate position data.

I am running ForeFlight at work in the certified airplane and I also use it in my personal airplane.

My personal airplane has dual Dynon SkyView displays with dual ADAHRS systems but the airplane does not have any other form of attitude indicator as a backup and I understand that some of the new GPS receivers have attitude data that gets zapped to foreFlight so it would be nice if the replacement GPS receiver had attitude so as to make a third backup to the Dynon.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

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I need to get some advice on purchasing a GPS receiver that will transmit accurate position data to the iPad.
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I am running ForeFlight at work in the certified airplane and I also use it in my personal airplane.
I’m missing something. What are you using to run Foreflight?

I use a Stratus and an iPad for Foreflight, and, if I understand what you want, that combination should work for you.


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Huh? GPS does not provide attitude information. There may be devices that combine a GPS receiver with a solid state gyro and can feed it to another device, but the attitude information isn't from the GPS signal.
 

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Stratux can be built with a gyro for attitude information, I think Stratus has a gyro as well.
 

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Here is a ForeFlight screen. A red X indicates that there is no valid input, because I do not have the Stratus in service.
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HomeBuilt101

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>Stratus, Stratux, GDL39, and a few others offer GPS, ADS-b and AHRS.

Never ceases to amaze me of the knowledge available on this forum...I just come back 24 hours later and lots of great information to my question.

THANKS again!!!
 

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You might also check out the Talos Avionics options, their top-of-the-line model offers AHRS, pitot-static, GPS, ADS-B in, AOA warning, you name it, and the factory direct pricing can be great if you watch for sales (it was 25% off over the holidays, 50% off on Boxing Day). See table at the bottom of the page for model features.

 
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