FlyQ EFB 2.4.5 Released

With this release (and most of the last release, too), the focus was on stability.  New version 2.4.5 squashed the bugs that caused the vast majority of all crashing issues we’ve seen.  Mapping performance has also been substantially increased.  Specific changes:

+ Added: Faster mapping performance
+ Fixed: Frequent startup crashes for some users
+ Fixed: Crash when viewing an airport satellite image in full screen when wind arrows are on
+ Fixed: Crash when switching between 2D and 3D modes in a few cases
+ Fixed: Crash when reversing some flight plans
+ Fixed: Inability to turn fluorescent life jackets off once on
+ Fixed: Minor text size problem in some 3D views

To upgrade FlyQ EFB:

Upgrades to FlyQ EFB are free.

If you’re reading this on your iPad, just click below (won’t work on a PC or Mac):

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flyq-efb/id915571252?mt=8

If you’re reading this on a PC or Mac, go to your iPad then:

1. Open the App Store app on your iPad (usually on the first Home page).
2. Within the App Store, tap the Updates tab at the bottom.
3. Look for FlyQ EFB and tap the Update button next to it.

Tip: You can have the iPad automatically do updates for all apps in the future. This saves a lot of time!  To do that:

1. Go to the Settings app on the iPad
2. Tap the iTunes & App Store item on the left side of the screen (might need to scroll down to see it).
3. Turn the switch next to Updates to ON (green).

 

Note: Turning on automatic updates does not automatically install new OS releases, just apps like FlyQ EFB.

As a reminder, the following was changed in version 2.4.4:

  • ADDED: ICAO flight plan filing
  • FIXED: Crash when switching from 2D to 3D when the Rings or Extended Courseline layer is on.
  • FIXED: Calculation error when editing offline flight plans.
  • FIXED: Cardinal directions on Terrain X-Ray incorrect in one case.
  • FIXED: Original 2D map zoom is not restored when switching from 2D to 3D then back 2D.

And what was new in 2.4:

  • ADDED: Document Management. The all-new Documents tab gives you immediate access to a library of more than 200 FAA publications and charts (Flyway charts, helicopter charts, etc.), weather documents, Seattle Avionics documents, legends, and more. Or easily add your own documents by entering a URL or emailing them to your iPad. Even tap to add photos already on your iPad.
  • ADDED: Support for Avidyne IFD540 and IFD440 wireless data transfer (GPS, AHRS, bi-directional flight plan transfers). Avidyne software release 10.2 required (GPS works with 10.1). More Avidyne support to come.
  • ADDED: Support for ADS-B weather and traffic from the Dynon SkyView. SkyView software release 15 required (GPS, AHRS, bi-directional flight plan transfers already available with SkyView 14).
  • FIXED: An unusual server error state can cause the app to logout and not allow users to log back in.
  • FIXED: Detailed device status information not immediately updated
  • FIXED: NavLog printing results in a clipped document.
  • FIXED: Edits to the FAA Plan form not submitted to Lockheed/DUATS in some cases.
  • FIXED: A few airports with fuel prices do not show the price on the map.
  • FIXED: Takeoff time cannot be set when creating a new flight plan.
  • FIXED: Downloads for Michigan do not include some of the state.
  • FIXED: Last-selected pilot not remembered in New Plan.
  • FIXED: Play/Pause button in sim too small on Retina iPad.
  • FIXED: Editing a flight plan can produce a negative MHdg.
  • FIXED: Tapping the Done button in the ChartData Manager takes so long to respond that it’s often tapped twice.

9 thoughts on “FlyQ EFB 2.4.5 Released

  1. Hi, I use wifi only on my ipad with FlyQ installed. – We were on a quick one day trip but the program will not let you reverse course for the flight home – is that how it works? Or did I miss something?

    Thanks, Alan

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    • Howdy. It’s on the horizon but, for now, you get SmartPlates & Charts on your iPhone for free with your FlyQ EFB subscription. It’s a quick, simple app that shows maps (VFR and IFR) and approach plates (IFR sub required) and airport diagrams.

      Thanks, Steve

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      • Yeah I gave Smartplates and Charts a try and its extremely limited in what you can do, and only has a fraction of the features of FlyQ EFB. Sadly, Foreflight seems to work perfectly fine on my iPhone and iPad with no limitations.

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      • Yes, ForeFlight was originally designed for a phone — which is why many of its screens look so awkward on the iPad. FlyQ EFB was designed specifically for the iPad so there is considerable work to get it to fit properly on the iPhone. It’s on our radar but, for now, we think SmartPlates is an excellent backup app.

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      • A thought on this topic: I fly for business, 250-300 hrs/yr, lots of single pilot ifr and I’ve used flyq as well as foreflight. the number one thing that I use the phone for is weather and filing flight plans, along with occasional fuel price checks. Just some food for thought.

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      • Hi,

        Well then our FlyQ Pocket, free app, should be pretty handy. Weather, airport info, flight plan (incl. filing and briefing) and fuel prices. It doesn’t have maps or plates but those are available for free with a FlyQ EFB subscription from our SmartPlates & Charts app for the iPhone.

        Thanks, Steve

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