The new octavia device looks really nice but it is pricey for what it is.
open source, however, could be interesting
Also what info was printed? An inscrutable Guru Meditation, a register dump, or...?
Just idly fascinated to figure out how much info would be dumped by a piece of avionics running in end-user production mode.
But I'm very happy to be able to say that you don't need to be sad you didn't get a photo anymore because I found https://mooneyspace.com/topic/21333-g1000-pfd-start-up-error... :D
No amount of quote-googling got me any further though, which was why I went firmware hunting. Now at least I have a good conversation starter for anyone who looks like they might have a dealer account next time I'm at a hangar though...
Most popular OS, yeah right :(
As other commenters have said, it’s probably not the most popular OS for that particular population.
For those use-cases alternatives to foreflight are probably good enough.
For cases where it matters and must be foreflight the price of the device (even apple taxed) doesn't matter at all compared to other cost.
I enjoyed aeroflyFS also however as a simple pickup and fly.
A lot of people also seem to like VTOL VR: https://store.steampowered.com/app/667970/VTOL_VR/
- TL96. Great little ultralight which will get blown around with the slightest gust (be careful on approach!)
- Piper J-3 Cub. Lots of things to customize on this one, with 'no doors' being an option for those who like the view!
- Cessna 182. Just as good as the default 172 but with some more horsepower.
- Piper PA28. Basically as good as the C172 and C182, but with a low wing to distinguish its performance (it has a tendency to roll into the turn).
- Cessna 337G. Really fun to listen to!
- Lockheed Super Constellation. Beautiful late-50s propeller airliner. The autopilot is touchy, the landing speed envelope is small and the engines are wont to burst into flames, but it's so rewarding to get it right!
- Cessna 208B. One of my favourites - turboprop, high-wing, lots of cargo space. You can fly FedEx up and down California in style with this one :)
- Boeing 707. Very fast early jetliner which is a pleasure to fly. The flight engineer's panel is well simulated.
- Tupolev TU-154b. Amazingly detailed, just like the 707 is. Hope you can read Russian ;)
- McDonnell Douglas MD-11. There are two variants of this available for download, so make sure to get the one with the higher rating. The simulation has some weird glitches but it's a good aircraft overall.
- Boeing 777. Strong contender if you like the 'heavy iron'.
- Airbus A320. Excellently simulated, probably the best there is for FlightGear. Almost every switch and button works exactly as described in the real-life manual. Trust me, I have the real-life manual and I've tried :)