FlyQ EFB 4.5.2 Released – New Tab Bar

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FlyQ EFB 4.5.2 is now available.  While much of the release focussed on fixing bugs (including some long-standing ones that were very hard to track down), I think that everyone will love the new Tab Bar at the bottom of the iPad (only) screen.  The new Tab Bar makes it MUCH easier to differentiate the tabs by using larger text, larger icons, and rendering both the text and icons in white rather than a shade of grey.  The release also makes it much easier for pilots with color blindness to see radar by adding an optional “simplified” radar color scheme.

Changes include:

  • ADDED: Radar colors can be optionally displayed using colors ideal for those with color blindness
  • CHANGED: The Tab bar at the bottom of the screen now much easier to read (iPad only; iPhone tab bar remains unchanged)
  • CHANGED: Slight revision to the Weather Legend to clarify that Cloud Tops may be cumulous cloud tops
  • FIXED: Radar and Timeline do not automatically advance as time passes when in pre-flight mode (works fine with ADS-B)
  • FIXED: ADS-B crash when processing some Alaskan weather
  • FIXED: ADS-B crashes in rare cases with SkyRadar and Dynon ADS-B receivers
  • FIXED: Rare crash when exchanging flight plans with a Dynon SkyView
  • FIXED: Timeline does not always stay off after being manually turned off
  • FIXED: METAR/TAF decoder does not handle some Visibility conditions
  • FIXED: SA Airport Diagrams not always displayed properly on the Map
  • FIXED: Multiple minor display issues on some iPhones
  • FIXED: The Map button on the Plans tab does not always function
  • FIXED: Obstacle layer does not restore after switching from 2D to 3D and back
  • FIXED: New DAU type procedures (RNAV DP) do not always appear
  • FIXED: Plans/Wind Optimizer improperly adjusts TAS
  • FIXED: Rubber-banding a flight plan may not set the correct cardinal altitude
  • FIXED: Ownship is not always suppressed as an ADS-B target even when the tail number is entered
  • FIXED: Multiple minor display issues when using Dark Mode
  • FIXED: Surface Winds arrow colors not consistent with the Legend in all places
  • FIXED: Rare crash when tapping +FP
  • FIXED: Searching for some airports by name fails
  • FIXED: The Weather Status indicator sometimes shows the wrong color
  • FIXED: Some Piper ICAO designations incorrect
  • FIXED: Flights tab sometimes fails to show some flights
  • FIXED: Airspace COMM frequencies missing in some cases
  • FIXED: Gauge Bar items can overlap in some cases
  • FIXED: Fixed various crashing and non-crashing bugs and made performance improvements

How to Get FlyQ EFB 4.5.2?

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Check to see if you already have it

You may already have FlyQ EFB 4.5.2. if you have your device set to automatically update to new app versions.  Check which version you have by:

  1. Start FlyQ EFB
  2. Tap the Settings button (gear icon at the top of the app)
  3. Look at the top right of the Settings screen.  If you see v4.5.2 you already have it.

If you already have FlyQ EFB on your iPad/iPhone:

  1. Go to the App Store on your device.
  2. In the upper right corner of the screen, tap your picture (it probably has a red number).
  3. Scroll down the screen and look for the Available Updates section.
  4. Find FlyQ EFB.
  5. If you see Open, it’s already downloaded and simply tap Open to fire it up.
  6. If you see Update, tap it to download then use Open when that appears.

If it’s not on your iPad or iPhone:

  1. If you’re reading this on an iPad or iPhone, just click here to download.  Otherwise…
  2. Go to the App Store on your iPad or iPhone.
  3. Select the Search tab.
  4. Type FlyQ EFB in the search field at the top of the screen.
  5. Tap FlyQ EFB when it appears as you type.
  6. Click Get or Download.
FlyQ EFB 4.5.2 requires iOS 11 or later.

13 thoughts on “FlyQ EFB 4.5.2 Released – New Tab Bar

  1. Thanks! The timeline’s persistence was getting annoying and I’m looking forward to no longer being scared of my own shadow (suppressing my own tail number).

    Keep up the good work!

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  2. Steve, you made this 73 year old with an IPad Mini very happy!!
    I mentioned the difficulty I was having with the small grey icons on the tab bar a few months ago but now, they are Great on the Mini.
    Thanks,
    Bill

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  3. Question: I have flights showing up that were not taken by me. Actually I drove some where in my car. I’m not sure how it happens. But how do I just delete the trip?

    Robert Lobdell

    On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 11:51 AM Flying with Seattle Avionics wrote:

    > Steve Podradchik posted: ” FlyQ EFB 4.5.2 is now available. While much of > the release focussed on fixing bugs (including some long-standing ones that > were very hard to track down), I think that everyone will love the new Tab > Bar at the bottom of the iPad (only) screen. The new ” >

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  4. ADDED: Radar colors can be optionally displayed using colors ideal for those with color blindness

    HOW ?

    On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 11:51 AM Flying with Seattle Avionics wrote:

    > Steve Podradchik posted: ” FlyQ EFB 4.5.2 is now available. While much of > the release focussed on fixing bugs (including some long-standing ones that > were very hard to track down), I think that everyone will love the new Tab > Bar at the bottom of the iPad (only) screen. The new ” >

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  5. The changes to the bottom Tab bar are great and make it much easier to select the right tab for me in any lighting conditions, especially on my very hoppy IPA-d Mini 4. Also it appears that you changed some fonts or colors on some pages making them easier & clearer to read and more pleasing to my eyes, or is that my imagination due to too many hops. If that was intentional it’s welcomed by me also. Now please how ’bout making the Timeline selectable and make it quit coming on when you close Fly Q and reopen it. Thanks for the hard work.

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  6. Hallelujah! I never could read that bottom Tab Bar in the bright daylight. Always pressed near what I wanted and often got the one next to it. THANKS

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