The Bad Elf GPS - plugs directly into the iPad or other iDevice. When a GPS signal is a must have, not just nice to have. For iPad & iPad 2, and the new iPad 3. An external GPS device that will keep you connected to a GPS signal at all times.
An external GPS is one of the most important accessories to use with your iPad and iPad Sport™ or iPad Kneeboard Pro™ C. Together, your iPad is secure, viewable and always connected to a GPS signal during all phases of flight. How useful is it to glance down at your iPad expecting to instantly see your position on the map or approach plate only to find that the signal was lost?
Add a highly accurate Bad Elf GPS for marine navigation to your iPad or iPod touch. Experience fast satellite lock times and free yourself from dependency on cellular towers for Assisted GPS used by the native iPhone and 3G iPad GPS. A Bad Elf GPS ensures accurate placement of your vessel on digital charts to better navigate around hazards and find the exact spot previously marked for that prize tuna.
The advantage of the Bad Elf GPS is that because it plugs into the iPad itself it is one less device that needs to be charged or secured. The iPad Sport™ and iPad Kneeboard Pro™ have cut-outs for all of the controls and ports on the iPad including the 30-pin connector that the Bad Elf GPS slips into regardless of which leg the case is strapped to.
An external GPS is REQUIRED even if your iPad has the A-GPS chip as found in the 3G models. Why? Because the A-GPS in the iPad has proven to be unreliable for many pilots. Pilots report loss of GPS signal in the air, an inability to acquire or re-acquire a GPS signal once in the air, or periods of time where no GPS signal is present.
An external GPS is ESSENTIAL when your iPad does not have a GPS (when a 3G version is not purchased). Why? Because the WiFi iPad version does not have any GPS at all.
The Bad Elf GPS is shown with a lanyard and an optional Secure Clip Set to secure your GPS (and pen, flash light) on your clipboard or in your bag when not in use. The Secure Clip Set includes a stainless steel S-Biner that comes with six different-colored mini S-Biners and is cheap insurance to minimize your chance of losing your GPS.
Why the Bad Elf GPS? The Bad Elf GPS is a 66 channel, SBAS/WAAS device capable of providing amazing accuracy. And, because it plugs in directly to the 30 pin connector on the iPad itself, it is one less device that needs to be charged or secured.
Check out the "Product Videos" tab for iPad In An Emergency - A
simulated MFD/primary instrument failure highlights the value a Bad Elf GPS equipped iPad has in-flight. The video below shows the iPad used as a backup MFD to fly an ILS or GPS approach.
Posted by Glen Fisher on 21st Jul 2012
I just purchased the Bad Elf chip directly from MyGoFlight.com. The sales person was very helpful on the phone and answered all my questions clearly. When I installed it, it performed even better than expected. It found satellites very quickly and performed well.