Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Tablet

  1. #1
    Captain Dave Morton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Notts
    Posts
    1,288
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked 103 Times in 90 Posts

    Tablet

    Currently using skydemon on a nexus 7 in the Quik but thinking of a slightly larger screened unit, looking at the samsung tab A or the lenovo m8.
    Biggest concern is the screen readability in sunlight, anyone using these 8 inch tabs, cheers
    G-HAMS a pretty quick Quik


  2. #2
    Captain MadamBreakneck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Essex UK
    Posts
    2,036
    Thanks
    187
    Thanked 302 Times in 228 Posts
    I can't remember the details, but some years back Steve U did an article (or series) on using a 'rooted Kindle' as a display unit making best use of the Kindle's reflective display.

    I don't know if the prinicple can be applied to newer technology.



    Back to just bimbling in the TST.

    No longer instructing - just pontificating..
    and now a Tai Chi instructor

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to MadamBreakneck For This Useful Post:

    Dave Morton (22-05-20)


  4. #3
    Co-Pilot jpmasso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Albacete, Spain
    Posts
    131
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked 46 Times in 25 Posts
    Hi,

    Don't forget compatibility with polarized sun glasses, in case you wear such kind.

    Cheers,

    Josť Pascual

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to jpmasso For This Useful Post:

    Dave Morton (23-05-20)


  6. #4
    Captain Randombloke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Western Europe
    Posts
    1,210
    Thanks
    400
    Thanked 228 Times in 178 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MadamBreakneck View Post
    I can't remember the details, but some years back Steve U did an article (or series) on using a 'rooted Kindle' as a display unit making best use of the Kindle's reflective display.

    I don't know if the prinicple can be applied to newer technology.
    It can be applied to newer technology, and without rooting.

    The Onyx Boox Poke or Poke Pro can have the Play Store loaded and then the apps loaded from there. You will need to Bluetooth GPS data into the device from an external GPS as this e-reader like most of them has no internal GPS or pressure sensor. Some apps need to be side loaded as they don't think the Poke Pro is a suitable device to run on.

    I'm currently using a Poke Pro with an external Pressure sensor and GPS for paragliding.

    A simpler solution is to buy a Yotaphone 2 or Yotaphone 3, a phone with two screens, one on each side, one LCD, one e-ink. These are standard Android, internal GPS, and will load things like Easy VFR or SkyDemon.

    The HiSense A5 is another option:

    https://uk.gearbest.com/cell-phones/...105353395.html

    Don't forget delivery time and import duty.

    The Poke Pro screen is not as fast to respond, but is outstanding in daylight.

    Here are some pictures, includes a comparison with a Samsung Galaxy Tab in full sunlight.

    IMG_20190629_121814_0.jpgIMG_20190629_155306_8.jpgIMG_20190629_155323_2.jpg


    There's a review of the HiSense A5 here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlJC8ibtSuE

    but the guy is obsessed by speed rather than sunlight visibility.

    Screen refresh modes on e-ink are much slower, so you will be using North up, or you will struggle with the redrawing rate or ghosting if you run the highest refresh rate.

    It's not a well supported route, but it's cheap.

    You could also look at the Syride Sys'Evo, but this is a dedicated instrument and not for SkyDemon.
    Steve U.
    PG, HG & microlights
    "Weekend bimbler, day to day car driver & genuinely undeserving Southern oik who has never done anything of any worth"

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Randombloke For This Useful Post:

    Dave Morton (23-05-20), MadamBreakneck (23-05-20)


  8. #5
    Co-Pilot geejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    577
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
    I've used an old iPad 1 for years and it still runs for over 4 hours on a single charge, can be plugged in the an outlet on the aircraft if convenient and never had a problem reading it in sunlight. They can be bought very cheaply, even later models from pawn type shops etc.
    If it ain't broke, I ain't used it.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to geejay For This Useful Post:

    Dave Morton (31-05-20)


  10. #6
    Co-Pilot Halibut's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Sunny Suffolk
    Posts
    266
    Thanks
    110
    Thanked 17 Times in 13 Posts
    I have a couple of Nexus 7s. Very cheap second-hand on ebay. Battery on the one I use for Skydemon seems to last forever (until, by Sod's Law, the one time you forget to put it on charge the night before you fly).
    The problem I've found is that the charging socket seems to widen itself (clumsy handling, of course). This means you put the thing on charge and check the lightning symbol is on - then find hours later the symbol has disappeared and it hasn't charged. You have to wiggle the thing about and leave it supported in the right position to stay connected.
    As I say, they are cheap second-hand, so I suppose you could always replace them when this happens.
    Didn't find that problem with my ipad (then again, it was Apple, so it had problems all of its own)
    Are you the farmer?


  11. #7
    Captain Dave Morton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Notts
    Posts
    1,288
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked 103 Times in 90 Posts
    Cheers Halibut, I've been using the nexus 7 for a few years but find it's just a bit small screen size when you use sky demon and a little bit more difficult when checking through a route of a long trip.
    Just bought 2 Samsungs, one with a10.1in screen and the other an 8in so will experiment as to which one I prefer, plus the xgrip ram mount secures both pretty well.
    G-HAMS a pretty quick Quik

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Dave Morton For This Useful Post:

    Randombloke (01-06-20)


  13. #8
    Captain Randombloke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Western Europe
    Posts
    1,210
    Thanks
    400
    Thanked 228 Times in 178 Posts
    This phablet will be a game changer, 1,000nits screen, about €530:

    http://shop.fly-air3.com/shop/produc...86?category=19
    Steve U.
    PG, HG & microlights
    "Weekend bimbler, day to day car driver & genuinely undeserving Southern oik who has never done anything of any worth"


Similar Threads

  1. Tablet for use in a flexwing
    By Dave Morton in forum Microlight Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-07-18, 07:30 AM
  2. Which tablet for skydemon
    By jjones in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 27-12-13, 19:04 PM
  3. blackberry tablet
    By slarti in forum Microlight Discussion
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 09-04-13, 21:28 PM
  4. Kneeboard for 7" tablet
    By Ryszard Lewandowski in forum Microlight Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-01-13, 00:24 AM
  5. Tablet PC Review in PCPRO
    By cookiemonster in forum Microlight Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-07-11, 06:36 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •