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Tony Wright
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:53 am    Post subject: GPS for Ultralight Reply with quote



Looking to purchase a GPS Unit.
Do I really need to get the mapping unit or will the cheaper ones be
suitable?
What are others using?

Thank you
Tony.




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mike
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: GPS for Ultralight Reply with quote



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"Tony Wright" <lullaby (AT) swiftdsl (DOT) com.au> wrote

Quote:
Looking to purchase a GPS Unit.
Do I really need to get the mapping unit or will the cheaper ones be
suitable?
What are others using?

Thank you
Tony.




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Ken Kennedy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: GPS for Ultralight Reply with quote

Tony Wright wrote:
Quote:
Looking to purchase a GPS Unit.
Do I really need to get the mapping unit or will the cheaper ones be
suitable?
What are others using?

No, you do not "really" need a mapping unit. If your budget allows it,
they are great, but since you have to carry a map anyway for cross
country flight, they are not "needed". If the mapping unit has an
aviation database, they really reduce the workload during cross country
flight in an unfamiliar congested area. (You Still Need the Map for This
Type of Flying!!).

For easy navigation with a map/gps combo, I draw a line on the map, and
put mileage marks every ten miles. Using tracking mode which gives me
continuous distance to the next waypoint, and deviation from desired
track, it is easy to pinpoint my location on the map.
kk

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Jean-Paul Roy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: GPS for Ultralight Reply with quote

I have a Magellan 315 (cheap) and I also use the map method described by
Ken. Works very well.

Jean-Paul
"Ken Kennedy" <ken.kennedy (AT) sympatico (DOT) ca> wrote

Quote:
Tony Wright wrote:
Looking to purchase a GPS Unit.
Do I really need to get the mapping unit or will the cheaper ones be
suitable?
What are others using?

No, you do not "really" need a mapping unit. If your budget allows it,
they are great, but since you have to carry a map anyway for cross
country flight, they are not "needed". If the mapping unit has an
aviation database, they really reduce the workload during cross country
flight in an unfamiliar congested area. (You Still Need the Map for This
Type of Flying!!).

For easy navigation with a map/gps combo, I draw a line on the map, and
put mileage marks every ten miles. Using tracking mode which gives me
continuous distance to the next waypoint, and deviation from desired
track, it is easy to pinpoint my location on the map.
kk






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John Rockrohr
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:18 pm    Post subject: Re: GPS for Ultralight Reply with quote

I use a Lowrance IFinder GPS. The basic map that comes with it is fine,
or you can buy the mapping software. Run it on batteries, or cigarette
lighter adapter provided. You can find them on Ebay for around $100

John Rockrohr

"Tony Wright" <lullaby (AT) swiftdsl (DOT) com.au> wrote

Quote:
Looking to purchase a GPS Unit.
Do I really need to get the mapping unit or will the cheaper ones be
suitable?
What are others using?

Thank you
Tony.





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rhpf@snowcrest.net
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: GPS for Ultralight Reply with quote

Tony

Craggy Aero has several GPS solutions for Ultralights. Using WinPilot
VFR software. WinPilot VFR Software includes color terrain maps and
Airspace/Airport database and many other features too many to list.
The software can be download for free and installed on your ipaq. It
is fully functional in the simulator mode. To connect to a GPS you
have to purchase a license.

http://www.craggyaero.com/VFR%20Power%20Ac.htm

Richard
www.craggyaero.com

Tony Wright wrote:
Quote:
Looking to purchase a GPS Unit.
Do I really need to get the mapping unit or will the cheaper ones be
suitable?
What are others using?

Thank you
Tony.


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Gabor
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:02 am    Post subject: Re: GPS for Ultralight Reply with quote

Hello Tony,

I fly Cessna 172s and plan to switch to ultralights. I use a Lowrance
Airmap 1000. It's excellent, but it's a luxury for an ultralight, so it
depends on your budget. I would highly recommend it if you have the $
but if you are short, it's not necessary. I'd suggest going with a
lower end model and put the money towards more flying.

Gabor

Tony Wright wrote:
Quote:
Looking to purchase a GPS Unit.
Do I really need to get the mapping unit or will the cheaper ones be
suitable?
What are others using?

Thank you
Tony.


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Jean-Paul Roy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: GPS for Ultralight Reply with quote

Hi Tony,
I fly a Challenger II and use a Magellan 315. paid only $175.00 CAN.
Doesn't have any map but it does a good job and I get all the infos I want
for good navigation.

Jean-Paul Roy


"Gabor" <grevesz (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote

Quote:
Hello Tony,

I fly Cessna 172s and plan to switch to ultralights. I use a Lowrance
Airmap 1000. It's excellent, but it's a luxury for an ultralight, so it
depends on your budget. I would highly recommend it if you have the $
but if you are short, it's not necessary. I'd suggest going with a
lower end model and put the money towards more flying.

Gabor

Tony Wright wrote:
Looking to purchase a GPS Unit.
Do I really need to get the mapping unit or will the cheaper ones be
suitable?
What are others using?

Thank you
Tony.




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Jerry
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:40 am    Post subject: Re: GPS for Ultralight Reply with quote

The Magellan 315 does have a map page. I use one all the time. The map
page and other pages can be turned off and customized.

Jerry in NC

"Jean-Paul Roy" <jean-paul.roy4 (AT) sympatico (DOT) ca> wrote

Quote:
Hi Tony,
I fly a Challenger II and use a Magellan 315. paid only $175.00 CAN.
Doesn't have any map but it does a good job and I get all the infos I want
for good navigation.

Jean-Paul Roy


"Gabor" <grevesz (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote in message
news:1107312949.830107.281510 (AT) f14g2000cwb (DOT) googlegroups.com...
Hello Tony,

I fly Cessna 172s and plan to switch to ultralights. I use a Lowrance
Airmap 1000. It's excellent, but it's a luxury for an ultralight, so it
depends on your budget. I would highly recommend it if you have the $
but if you are short, it's not necessary. I'd suggest going with a
lower end model and put the money towards more flying.

Gabor

Tony Wright wrote:
Looking to purchase a GPS Unit.
Do I really need to get the mapping unit or will the cheaper ones be
suitable?
What are others using?

Thank you
Tony.






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Fr. John Elledge
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: GPS for Ultralight Reply with quote

I used a Garmin eTrex and found that it was just fine for the local area. If
your flying from coast to coast, maybe you could justify the extra co$t to
yourself, but the little guys are great.

Blessings!
Fr. John



"Jerry" <jself1 (AT) carolina (DOT) rr.com> wrote

Quote:
The Magellan 315 does have a map page. I use one all the time. The map
page and other pages can be turned off and customized.

Jerry in NC

"Jean-Paul Roy" <jean-paul.roy4 (AT) sympatico (DOT) ca> wrote in message
news:Pg3Md.8107$Ck1.1172377 (AT) news20 (DOT) bellglobal.com...
Hi Tony,
I fly a Challenger II and use a Magellan 315. paid only $175.00 CAN.
Doesn't have any map but it does a good job and I get all the infos I
want
for good navigation.

Jean-Paul Roy


"Gabor" <grevesz (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote in message
news:1107312949.830107.281510 (AT) f14g2000cwb (DOT) googlegroups.com...
Hello Tony,

I fly Cessna 172s and plan to switch to ultralights. I use a Lowrance
Airmap 1000. It's excellent, but it's a luxury for an ultralight, so it
depends on your budget. I would highly recommend it if you have the $
but if you are short, it's not necessary. I'd suggest going with a
lower end model and put the money towards more flying.

Gabor

Tony Wright wrote:
Looking to purchase a GPS Unit.
Do I really need to get the mapping unit or will the cheaper ones be
suitable?
What are others using?

Thank you
Tony.








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flyingppg@yahoo.co.uk
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: GPS for Ultralight Reply with quote

I use a Magellan Map 330, and picked a new one up from Ebay for $100
(US$200), and has a quite detailed map, but no marked airspace. When it
comes to flight planning, I find it hard to beat OziExplorer, which can
upload and download waypoints and routes via a serial cable. With a
basic scanner, you can import charts of you area, and with Panavue
stich multiple images to create large area images.

For the UK users here, I found almost the full set at
http://www.vfrchart.ahost4free.com. There is also one 0.5 mil chart of
southern UK. Very cool.

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