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[ANDROID APP]: Flight Gear

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Old January 24th 13, 12:46 AM
FlightGear FlightGear is offline
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Default [ANDROID APP]: Flight Gear

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 needs.


A YouTube demonstration can be found he



--Photorealistic Attitude Indicator (Uses gyroscope/accelerometer). Can serve as a backup instrument in case your cockpit instrument fails.

--Photorealistic Heading Indicator

--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: Conveniently record your conversation with ATC onto your device and replay it at any time you want. Useful if you miss something that ATC radioed to you and you need to rehear them. All you need to do is plug in your Android device to your radio stack using an auxiliary cable, hit record, and you're done!

--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.

--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 Crosswind Calculator, Wind Correction Angle calculator, distance, volume (Jet A1, Jet A, and AVGAS 100LL), True Airspeed Conversion, and Speed. If you'd like to see another tool added, please email or PM me!

--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.

I'm definitely open for suggestions and improvements. If you'd like to see a certain feature implemented or changed, email me at or PM me.
Old February 1st 13, 08:31 PM
FlightGear FlightGear is offline
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Most pilots who use mobile devices (tablets/phones) in the cockpit usually mount them to the windshield. When they do this, the device is effectively "attached" to the aircraft's body and as long as it is placed level to the aircraft's attitude, it should (theoretically) be the same as the aircraft's attitude.

Of course, if the device is rotated or the pilot is holding it in their hands then it probably won't have the same attitude as the aircraft. The ADI works best when the device is attached the aircraft.

Also, please don't use the ADI as primary means of flying. It's only there for testing and/or backup purposes (even then, you shouldn't use it unless you're absolutely desperate and have no other alternative). As stated in the disclaimer that you agree to before you start using the app, the ultimate responsibility of maintaining control of the aircraft lies with you.

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