This is not really a Cirrus related question, but there are many techno/knowledgable people on this board, which I why I am posting here
I’ve been researching various completely portable in-flight weather/etc systems (ie, Echoflight, using the flight cheetah and controlvisions anywhere weather). Would also want a system with electronic approach plates and GPS overlay. The flight cheetah seems big enough to show approach plates; and control visions forthcoming Raven will have same size display (the IPAQ seems too small to me)
I heard once that the Echo Flight weather has a very slow download onto Garmin panel screens (ie, integration issues)…but does this mean the same issue exists using the Flight Cheetah? I could end up with a Garmin system in my plane one day…but for now, that is unlikely and I am strictly focusing on finding the best fully portable system.
Anyone care to comment on these two systems…are there obvious advantages/disadvantages (eg, I notice that using the controlvision XM radio weather source means the GPS connection is made using bluetooth…intuitively, I’d think a hardwire would be better). What do you guys recommend…