Bad Elf at AOPA Aviation Summit 2012
The Bad Elf team has landed in Palm Springs, CA, for the AOPA Aviation Summit. You can find us in booth 1706 near the food court area. We'll be there to answer any questions about using the Bad Elf GPS or GPS Pro with your favorite aviation apps on the iPad.
If you're in town, stop by to say hello!
Functionality wise, the dongle will be just as accurate when using the converters. Some folks have used 30-pin dock extender cables to remotely mount the dongle, so the 6" Apple Lightning-to-30pin cable actually gives you some nice options.
That being said, the dongle is only officially supported with 30-pin iOS devices, so we’re at the mercy of Apple going forward (with the BE-GPS-1000). If something changes on their side we won’t be able to do much about it.
For that reason the Pro is the safest bet today. We’re working on some new stuff but haven’t announced anything yet. The Lightning connector isn’t shipping in production quantities yet (to small vendors like Bad Elf).
Hi I’m planning to buy a GPS 1000 for iPad2, I going to use it on an airbus 320. My question is will the BE-GPS-1000 work on heated windows of airbus? I’ve seen some GPS that are unable to get a signal when inside the cockpit of an airbus 320 and a colleague says that it is because of the heating element and the shielding used on Airbus. Could you please give me some information regarding signal strength inside the cockpit of airliners? Thanks.
I just received the bad elf GPS for my ipad4 but it will not plug in to the lightning adapter, is there a solution, are they planing on making ont for the ipad4?
As you’ve discovered, the Bad Elf GPS dongle (BE-GPS-1000) has a 30-pin connector, and will not work with any Lightning-based iOS devices unless you use Apple’s Lightning-to-30pin adapters. We haven’t announced any new products yet, but keep your eyes on our blog for any future announcements.
FYI, our Bad Elf GPS Pro connects via Bluetooth and works with the newer Lightning-based iOS devices including the iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5, iPad mini, and iPad 4.
Hope that helps!
That’s good to know, I do use the bad elf GPS dongle for flight is it just as Accurate and is it just as functional while using the 30 pin to lightning Adapter?
Or should I return it and wait for one with the lightning adapter?
Thanks again for your help in troubleshooting the performance of my plug-in Bad Elf GPS during the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs. The service and support your team provides is superb.
I returned with the loaner unit prior to the closing of the AOPA Aviation Summit on Saturday and hoped to find you to say thanks.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
I just purchased and tested out the Bad Elf Pro. Its great. I have no complaints and the software to interface with it on iOS is very nice. The only feedback I have is to implement a point of interest counter that increments a number in the name of each POI (or perhaps the name is the number) — every time one records a POI a unique number is given to it and displayed on the LCD. Folks could then use this in the field to take notes in a water-proof notebook (or whatever) and tie it to a point of interest. One could then reset the counter to zero if desired. I suspect that this would have to be implemented partially in the iOS app to enable reseting of the counter. This kind of device could be great for resource management. Either way, I look forward to field and travel adventures with the Bad Elf Pro!
Glad to hear the GPS Pro is working well for you!
Great idea on the POI identifier. We’ll give it some thought and let you know if/when it might appear in a future firmware release.
Keep the feedback coming as you use it more in the field.
Where can I go into an alf store and purchase the adapter gps for my iPad. I have fore flight but not a 3G, so I hope the alph gps adapter is all in need to track my flights in real time?
Thanks in advance,
You can purchase the plug-in Bad Elf GPS from our online store (via the Store link in upper right corner of our website), from Amazon.com, or any of our other resellers like MyGoFlight, Sporty’s, Spruce, Gulf Coast, Pacific Coast, etc. You may also be able to find it at your local pilot shop.
Hope that helps! If not, send an email to us at email@example.com and we’ll answer any further questions.
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