[ANDROID APP]: Flight Gear

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[ANDROID APP]: Flight Gear

Postby FlightGear » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:37 pm

Flight Gear is an all-in-one Android app that contains backup flight instruments, important calculators, and other useful utilities for pilots. Instead of having to download and pay for multiple aviation apps, pilots can simply download this single app as a consolidated source for all their aviation needs.

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.YouForgotWhat.flightgear

A YouTube demonstration can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2Pj9pBbyPs

Why buy multiple Android apps for flying when you can get them all with this consolidated app? For example, "[url="http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bbflight.flightinstruments"]Flight Instruments[/url]", "[url="http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appventive.wb.full"]Weight & Balance[/url]", and "[url="http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sportys.android.e6b"]Sporty's E6B[/url]", all cost a whopping $25.99 when bought together. Flight Gear offers the same features (and more!) for a mere $3.99. As always, you can try the free version first and then proceed to buying the full version if you find it useful/suited to your needs.

FEATURES:

  • Photorealistic Attitude Indicator (Uses gyroscope/accelerometer).
  • Photorealistic Heading Indicator.

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    NOTE: The instruments that are provided in this app are for simulation/feature purposes only. They are not meant to replace your onboard cockpit instruments.
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  • An in-app database of all A F/D within the United States. Access information for thousands of airports around the United States. No data/internet connection required!
  • Weight & Balance calculator. Instead of having to calculate your moments and CG by hand every time you fly, you can simply save your aircraft's profile (Empty weight, CG Limits, Fuel Consumption, Arm Lengths, etc) and reuse the data that doesn't change. The app will also alert you if you go out of your aircraft's CG Limits or Max Takeoff Weight. Supports multiple aircraft.
  • ATC Playback: Simply plug in your Android device to your radio stack (using a 3.5mm 4-pole auxiliary cable), hit the "record" button, and you'll be able to re-listen to your conversation with ATC. Useful if you miss something that ATC says and need to rehear the instructions again.
  • Handy E6B Calculator functions. Enter your values and the tool will convert them to every type of parameter that it can think of. Currently includes Wind correction angle, crosswind calculator, pressure converter, distance, volume (Jet A1, Jet A, and AVGAS 100LL), True Airspeed Conversion, and Speed.
  • Fuel timer. Use it as a supplement to your fuel gauges to estimate how much time you left in the air. Enter your total tank capacity, current fuel levels and your GPH rating. The app will start a countdown timer and also automatically alert you when you have 30 mins left.
  • Flight timer. A simple and attractive alternative to having to carry around another gadget with you whenever you fly. Displays Zulu Time underneath the Elapsed Flight Time for quick reference.
  • Dashboard: View your Attitude Indicator, Heading Indicator, Fuel Timer, and Flight Timer all in one screen.
  • Auto ATC Notepad [BETA]: Currently in BETA, but it works relatively well. Whenever you get a call from ATC, simply tap on the record button and everything you readback to ATC will be transcribed onto the app. Again, this feature is still being trained to understand every type of Aviation lingo so it may be a bit off at times.
  • Manual ATC Notepad: If the Auto ATC Notepad isn't a viable option for you, you can simply set your assigned instructions in this tool by swiping through the most common parameters (altitude, speed, heading). You can also take miscellaneous notes in the same tool if ATC gives you special instructions.

NOTE: Please let me know by replying to this thread if you'd like to see another feature implemented in this app. The only way I can make the app better is by listening to my customers' comments and suggestions. I am fully open to all comments and criticism, so don't hesitate to tell me if there's something you'd like to say about the app.
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