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Navigraph charts on iPad?

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I use Navigraph nDac for airport charts, which I really like, but it's annoying to have to keep switching between FSX and the application to look at charts, unless I print them.

 

Is there an easy way to get them on an iPad? The only way I've thought of so far is to "Print" to PDF and then move the PDF's onto the iPad, which should work fine but will be time consuming.

 

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Wow, that looks almost too good to be true.

 

Do you not have to prove somehow that you have a RW reason to be using them? No sign up credentials or verification or anything?

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Looks like you do need to get approval. Look at the screenshot on the link.

 

Looks good otherwise.

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Looking at it, there is a verification process which you have to go through, submitting your airlines details, so sadly this is only for RW pilots!



Looks like you do need to get approval. Look at the screenshot on the link.

 

Looks good otherwise.

 

Beat me to it!

 

So, back to the original question, is there any kind of navigraph iPad app currently, or planned? I can't find anything about one so I'm guessing not. Would be crazy if they're not planning on adding this functionality as so many people use tablets these days. In theory you would think it would be easy enough to implement, if you're an existing customer and they can see which charts you have purchased etc.



Having just registered and trawled through the Navigraph forums, it seems as if they do have something in the pipeline, though ETA is unknown. In January they descibed it as "some way off" and in April someone posted asking for an update, and was told there is no news at the moment.

 

So it seems like in the short term, the only option is to "print to pdf" and get them onto the iPad that way.

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I will prob buy a Surface Pro and use navigraph.

Very nice but I don't have £700 for a chart viewer!

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Print your navigraph charts to PDF and put them on your ipad.

 

Lido has about 25 airports that are free. It's pretty cool.

 

Bryn

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Download the DropBox app and then just drag and drop the PDF to the Dropbox folder

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But if an airport has lots of charts its going to be so annoying. Can you convert them to PDFs in batches?

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I use to use Dropbox and yes it's annoying. I now run Navigraph on a second PC along with all my other FSX ancillaries such as EFB, Vroute, etc.

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If Navigraph offered an ipad app to view charts you've bought that would be a key selling point over its competitor (really just one, right?). Maybe something for them to think about!

 

Yeah, you can save the PDFs individually and view them that way but that's almost more work than it's worth.

 

James

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Navigraph has a batch print button.  You can print all the charts at once to pdf, or you can do what I do, and print general, SIDs, STARs, and Approaches to grouped pdfs.

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Navigraph has a batch print button.  You can print all the charts at once to pdf, or you can do what I do, and print general, SIDs, STARs, and Approaches to grouped pdfs.

 

Ah excellent that saves a lot of time.

 

On the ipad, can you highlight and write on PDFs?

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I just bought a Nexus 10 tablet (wanted something better than IPad ;-)) which of course is Google with Android. For the US and Canada I use Aircharts.org. Go to the mobile link at the top and it works as an on demand chart viewer. On the mobile link it brings up a touch screen keypad to look up charts with. Just need to find something like this for Europe

 

Sent from Samsung Galaxy Note 2

 

 

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Hi all, to anyone who wants to use the Navtech/nDAC charts on his iPad, I recommend getting the Good Reader app (cost me not even a buck!). I print my charts to .pdf using bullzip, rename them accordingly and then put them on my iPad via iexplorer. This is what it looks like. Feels totally like the real thing, I'd go as far and say it's almost as good as JeppView.

 

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If anyone is interested in if they should take the plunge on buying charts cloud subscription, there's a somewhat long review/overview of the charts service on the iPad on YouTube.  There's not too many in-depth reviews, but this will give you a view of how it operates, and looks, and the ups and downs of it.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS_WIPs6TsU

 

 

 

Regards,

Nelson

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I found charts rather painful to use on a first gen iPad as the Safari page would often crash or freeze when zooming or scrolling pages. I recently upgraded to the iPad Air (not the very latest one with the fingerprint access but the previous model) and the experiece is a lot more enjoyable. All round the Navigraph charts subscription is a must have for any serious simmer.

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Navigraph charts look ok but in the demo I saw its missing all the RNP plates.. For Australian airports anyway.

 

Is this the same across the board?

 

Or do you guys just not bother with RNP approaches since they are a bit boring anyway?

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Or do you guys just not bother with RNP approaches since they are a bit boring anyway?

 

A lot of charts will be tailored to each operator and having seen a couple of different iPad apps for those carriers, a lot of them vary from one to another. You're right about RNP approaches being boring though - where's the fun in the LNAV/VNAV button?  :lol:

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A lot of charts will be tailored to each operator and having seen a couple of different iPad apps for those carriers, a lot of them vary from one to another. You're right about RNP approaches being boring though - where's the fun in the LNAV/VNAV button?  :lol:

 

Yeah, I've heard RNPs great for saving fuel, allowing airlines to stay in idle from TOD to touchdown. But we don't pay for fuel do we :)

 

It was your training vids that made me investigate Navigraph actually. I'm still on the fence.. it would be nice to have a single source though instead of going through 10 different shortcuts to find the charts I need - and the different formats that each country has their free charts in.

 

Do you find the formatting of the charts in Navigraph cloud fairly consistent between locations? Or do some areas have Jepp charts stored whereas others might have other provides or even the free AIP charts stored?

 

If it's consistent, it would be nice. Even if RNP are not included.

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