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FS Kneeboard 2 released!
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:57 PM
FS Kneeboard 2 has been released and is now available on the App Store!FS Kneeboard 2 has been completely built from the ground up to incorporate totally new features as well as feature requests from fans from the past two years.FS Kneeboard is the one and only full EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) for iOS developed specifically for flight simulation.Please see the below feature list as well as www.fskneeboard.com for more beta screen shots.Also visit www.fskneeboard.com and like us on Facebook so you can stay in the loop on other news and new apps.More ScreenshotsGeneral FeaturesDual OrientationsSupport for both landscape and portrait orientationsPerformanceUse of data caching, optimizations for multiple cores and advanced iOS 5 techniques help make FS Kneeboard 2 faster and more stable.Manual15 Page manual of operation.Approach Plates and DocumentsAccess to over 16,000 U.S. Approach plates, Airport Diagrams, Airport/Facility Directory Pages and Minimums Documents update every 28 daysTab Based ChartsLoad airport charts into one of 15 different “tabs” organized into three categories (Departure, Destination, Alternate). Fill your “tabs” with the charts you plan on needing before your flight, then it’s simple to switch between them when time is critical.Save your TabsSave the content of your “tabs” for later retrieval. This way, you can set up your charts for a common route you fly, save them, and then retrieve the tab contents again any time.Drag-and-Drop chartsUsing the drag-and-drop method you can easily fill your tabs with airport charts in seconds. Just search an airport, then press and hold on the chart you wish to view. Simply drag it to the right side of the screen and release it into the tab of your choice.Dropbox IntegrationRegister for a free Dropbox account to be able to easily, and seamlessly view your own PDFs and images in the Approach Plate tab. This is perfect for international users. Simply drag a document into your Dropbox folder on your desktop computer and the document will instantly be available in FS Kneeboard 2.Video DemoImport Charts from the InternetSwitch to the browser tab and search the Internet for the charts you need. Once you find what you’re looking for (PDFs or Images), simply press the save button and FS Kneeboard 2 will automatically download the document into your Dropbox folder and sync it to your desktop as well.Document ViewerThe Browser tab also doubles as a document viewer. Simply import your PDF into FS Kneeboard using Dropbox or by saving from the Internet and you can view the document in the browser. Use this method for viewing manuals or similar large documents.IFR/VFR ChartsAccess to almost 200 IFR En Route and VFR Charts including the following:U.S. SectionalsU.S Terminal ChartsU.S. Alaska Sectionals and TAC ChartsU.S. High Altitude En Route ChartsU.S. Low Altitude En Route ChartsPacific Ocean En Route Planning ChartsAtlantic Ocean En Route Planning ChartsCaribbean IFR Charts (Low/High Altitude)Mexico/Central America IFR Charts (Low/High Altitude)Plot Your CoursePlot waypoints and course lines on top all of the above-mentioned chartsWeather Data TAF/METARDownload TAFs and METARs for over 12,000 airports worldwide. The last 10 airports you search are automatically kept in a list for easy retrieval.Synced to Approach Plate TabSearching an airport on the Approach Plates tab will automatically make the weather page search weather data for the searched airport.Weather Radar Data (U.S. Only)Search an airport in the Approach Plate tab, the TAF/METAR tab or the Radar tab and FS Kneeboard 2 will automatically find the closest radar station to that airport and display the radar map. There are also 13 regional radar composite images as well as a national composite image.Satellite Weather DataWorks similarly to the Radar tab, but also has limited international satellite images as well.Winds Aloft (U.S. Only)FS Kneeboard 2 offers an interactive winds aloft viewer. Simply drag the small airplane icon up and down to display the winds aloft information for the selected altitude.Surface WindsSearch an airport and FS Kneebord 2 will display a calculator that tells you the crosswind and headwind components for that airport based on the current METAR.Prog Charts (U.S. Only)Displays 12 different U.S. Prognostic Charts for weather prediction.AIRMET/SIGMET (U.S. Only)Displays nine different AIRMET/SIGMET weather advisories for the U.S.ChecklistsCreate Your OwnCreate your own checklists in a simple to use and intuitive interface.ShareExport your checklists via email, then you can email the .checklist file to anyone who also has FS Kneeboard 2. The .checklist file will automatically be read by the Apple Mail App and imported into FS Kneeboard. You can also import .checklist files via Dropbox. Feel free to share your user-created checklists online!Built In ChecklistsFS Kneeboard 2 comes preloaded with checklists to the following aircraft:Captain Sim B707Captain Sim B727Captain Sim B757Captain Sim B767Captain Sim C-130Flight1 ATR-72iFly 737 NGLeonardo MD-80 (Fly the Mad Dog)Level-D B767PMDG 737-600,-700,-800,-900 (FS9)PMDG B747-400PMDG J-41PMDG MD-11RealAir Duke (both models)Wilco B737 PICWilco ERJ SeriesAutomatic ResetChecklists will automatically be reset after 12 hoursBuilt In BrowserInternet BrowserBrowse the internet within the app.Document ViewerView documents saved locally in the Dropbox Folder. This works great for viewing aircraft manuals or facility documents.Save BookmarksBookmark your favorite sites and save them into your own categories.Note PadTake notes by writing on the screen with your finger. You can write onto a blank page, or load one of the preset background images that display CRAFT (Clearance Limit, Route, Altitude, Frequency, Transponder) or an aircraft speed card.[attachment=40330:07.jpg]Access to almost 200 IFR En Route and VFR Charts[attachment=40329:02.jpg]Access to over 16,000 U.S. Approach plates, Airport Diagrams, Airport/Facility Directory Pages and Minimums Documents update every 28 days[attachment=40326:16.jpg]FS Kneeboard 2 offers an interactive winds aloft viewer. Simply drag the small airplane icon up and down to display the winds aloft information for the selected altitude.[attachment=40328:20.jpg]Create your own checklists in a simple to use and intuitive interface.[attachment=40327:22.png]Switch to the browser tab and search the Internet for the charts you need. Once you find what you’re looking for (PDFs or Images), simply press the save button and FS Kneeboard 2 will automatically download the document into your Dropbox folder and sync it to your desktop as well.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:27 PM
Hi Noah,I tried to set up AirPrint but according to the AirPrint info, my Canon MG6120 printer won't work even though it is Wi-Fi. However I did manage to print it by E-mailing the manual back to myself and printing it on my main computer.Thanks for you great support and great program.Tom Hibben
Tom - if you have AirPrint it's possible to print right from the device when you're viewing the manual. Otherwise, PM me your email address and I can send it to you.