On iPhone, this button toggles the moving map data bar visibility on/off. On iPad, this button toggles between «Split-screen» and «Full-screen» mode. The split screen shows two of the selected instruments together with the moving map. This instruments/route can be selected from the “Instruments Layout” menu in «Configuration» button at the top-right corner of the toolbar.
This button will run the «EFIS module». You will first need to download the 3D data from the «Map Store» menu. On the iPhone, you will find this instrument on the «Configuration» tab at the bottom right corner.
«Map Options» displays the map settings module. In the map settings you can configure what will be displayed on the map and how. Please refer to the «Map Options» article for details. The following options are available on this menu:
- Control the screen brightness;
- Show/hide the map background (the installed charts/maps);
- Show/hide the terrain elevation graph;
- Enable the Terrain awareness 3D/2D;
- Show/hide symbols of weather conditions (VMC, IMC);
- Setup the airspaces filter and display modes;
- Setup the waypoints filter;
- Enable the extended track line, bearing line and runway limits extensions;
- Enable Maps/Charts and choose which map will be displayed on top of the others ;
- Choose background color (for when there is no map displayed).
Toggles between «Flight mode» and «Edit mode». When edit mode is turned on, a yellow-black bar at the top of the screen indicates it is active. On the edit mode it is possible to tap waypoints on the map to add/remove them to/from a current route. Additionally, you can freely navigate the EFIS module.
Displays the waypoint database where it is possible to «Search» for a particular waypoint or list nearby waypoints, sorted by distance.
Displays the list of saved «Routes». Tapping on a route from the list will set this route as current, display the legs in the «Route» module and display the route in the moving map as a magenta-color vector.
Selects the «nearest airfield» from your current location as a direct to waypoint.
This button is used to «Erase» the current selected route or “direct to” feature from the moving map. Press this button when you want to set the map to «free flight» mode and/or when you want to start a new blank route. Additionally, you can hide a georeferenced approach chart from the moving map.
Displays the «current Flight logbook» entry. On iPhone, this module is reachable from the tabs at the bottom and has a slightly different icon.
Displays the «instruments» list. On iPhone/iPod Touch, the instruments list is reachable from the «Configuration» tab at the bottom right corner.
Displays a list of «weather stations» and latest METAR/TAF information in a decoded format. You can add stations of your choice by entering an identifier in the search field on top and press return. On iPhone/iPod touch, this module is reachable from the «Configuration» tab at the bottom right corner.
Displays a list of «PDF documents» associated to an airfield. Pressing a document will display its content in full-screen mode. You will also use this tool to create an «Aircraft profile». On iPhone/iPod Touch, this module is reachable from the «Configuration» tab at the bottom right corner.
Displays the «Tools» list where you can find additional utilities. On iPhone/iPod Touch, the tools are reachable from the «Configuration» tab at the bottom right corner. The following are the available options on this menu:
- Air Navigation Services. We refer you to «Xample Services» article in this manual;
- Preflight briefings. NOTAM service. Check «Preflight briefing» article.
- GoVFR tool. We refer you to the «GoVFR» article in this manual;
- Custom Waypoint Editor. You will be able to create user waypoints of different types (Airfield, Heliport, IFR, Navaids, etc);
- Logbook. We refer you to «Logbook» article in this manual;
- Recorded Flights. You can reproduce your flights live on this option. We refer you to «Record a Flight» article in this manual;
- Sensors. We refer you to «Sensors» article in this manual.
- W&B Calc. Weight and Balance calculator after entering the required data in the Aircraft profile.
Displays the «Settings» module where you can fine tune the application behavior and customize units and other settings. We can also find the «Map Store» module within this button, from where you can download both free and commercial maps/charts/data.
This button also displays the «Instrument Layout» menu, where the instruments are reordered on top of the list in order to appear in the «split» screen when using an iPad. In this case, only the first two will show together with the moving map. On an iPhone/iPod Touch, the «Instruments Layout» menu will reorder the first 4 instruments to show them in the Bottom bar. All the mentioned modules and settings are reachable from the «Configuration» tab at the bottom right corner on an iPhone/iPod Touch.
The following «Settings» are available:
- Units. Gives the possibility to change the units of the displayed values:
- Distance & speed: NM&KTS, M&Mph, km&km/h; - Runway lengths: meters, feet; - Altitude: meters, feet; - Pressure (AHRS g mini): hPa, inHg; - Coordinates: DD:MM:SS, decimal, DD:MM.mm; - Logbook time: HH:MM, decimal.
If you wish to change Fuel/Length units, you can do this in the Aircraft profile panel.
- Map. Blocks/allows map rotation.
The option «Approach charts» allows us to choose how the geo-referenced approach charts will be open. Note that in order to use this option, you will first need to purchase the “VFR/IFR” approach charts from the Map Store (not all countries available). «TRK/Bearing» option will allow you choose from showing True North or Magnetic North when creating a Route/displaying next waypoint. When «Hidden points selectable» option is ON, the user can still select a waypoint if it's hidden.
- Instruments. You can choose from displaying the True/Magnetic North when using the Compass. When «Adjust Nav 1 to map leg» is ON, the instrument will automatically be configured to the NEXT waypoint on the map.
Remember that as it`s “Nav 1” it will only affect to the FIRST instrument of the list showing under «Instrument Layout» menu.
You can also choose to «Auto Adjust the OBS» when using the ADF, VOR and HSI. This will automatically align the arrow/CDI of the instrument in direction of the configured waypoint. Sound alerts can be activated from «Audio effects».
- Network. This will show, when enabled, the IP addresses to connect the Mac/PC with the «Embedded WebServer» or the «WebDAV server».
You also have the option for enabling «GSM download», when using 3G/4G network to download charts/data.
- Misc. The user can «RAW the METAR/TAF» information and also have the possibility to «run the app in the background» on the iPad, if having to temporarily use another app or change settings outside Air Navigation Pro. If Air Navigation remains in the background for more than 10 minutes, it will automatically close to save energy.
«Alternate speed/course» option forces Air Nav compute the data in “time deltas” and not continuously. This will help when the GPS signal is weak and breaks of intermittently.
The «Automatic logbook» option will complete the Block-OFF/Block-ON times and the Take-OFF/Landing times automatically. Please refer to the «Logbook» article more details. «Share GPS via Bluetooth» will let PAIR the device with another one of the same nature (for example an iPad with an iPod Touch) and share the GPS signal.
- Disclaimer. Disables the “Disclaimer” message at the start of the app.
- Default. Reverts to factory settings, WITHOUT deleting or modifying existing waypoints, routes, flights or logbook.
This last option might help in case Air Navigation Pro is not working properly.
- Spinball. This option will only appear in the «Settings» section of the iPhone/iPod Touch. There is not such a feature on an iPad.
To calibrate the spinball, you have to position your iPhone/iPod Touch on a flat surface. Note that only when flying aerobatics the spinball is spinning.
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