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We can teach you how to use Chartflier in a few seconds right now! When you run it the first time, you will be prompted to select the states for which you want to download charts. Once you have downloaded initial chart data, you may have to pan to a state for which you just downloaded charts (by default Chartflier will start the first time centered on our office location in Atlanta), but then you will see full-screen charts with a simple "Chartflier" tab at the top. You just have to tap/click that tab and the softkeys appear, which are self-explanatory and 1) make Chartflier a breeze to use, and 2) facilitate Chartflier's clean, uncluttered displays while making it super simple to learn and use first time, every time.
A few seconds familiarizing yourself with the softkeys and you're good to go. You may have to look up an airport for one of the states you downloaded and choose the "Map" option to initially navigate to that state. Thereafter, Chartflier always remembers the last location next time it starts.
If you have a GPS (bluetooth or USB) or a GDL-90 compliant ADS-B receiver, just tap the green CONNECT softkey to connect to your device and you'll have moving map capabilities and more.
Any questions, please contact us. We love to hear from you and will be happy to help you get started with Chartflier.
Using the right mouse button is a standard way to display a context menu in any Windows application. A context menu is one that contains options relevent to what you clicked on. In Chartflier, you can right-click on the charts for options relevant to where you have clicked, such as displaying information or instrument procedures for an airport, or information about special use airspace, adding points to your route, saving user waypoints, and the list goes on.
The question is...how do I perform a right-click on a tablet PC? It's easy, and works the same with a stylus or touch screen. Simply touch the screen and hold for a second and Windows will draw a circle around your finger or stylus, and then simply release and the context menu will display.
If you have a stylus, there may be a shortcut for you. If it has a button on the side, you can just hold that button down and tap the screen to perform a right-click.
Effective with version 1.0.0054, Chartflier will automatically connect to your GPS when you launch Chartflier. If the GPS is not turned on, you will have to manually connect via the GPS softkey menu item.
The first time you run Chartflier you may have to go to the GPS softkey menu item and specify the port for your GPS. Usually it will be COM3, and Chartflier default to COM3, but your GPS might be on a different port. You can easily check what port it is on by clicking the bluetooth icon in your Windows system tray at the bottom-right of your screen and look at the properties for your GPS.
The ADS-B Receiver connects to your PC via a USB cable. You will likely need to install a driver, which is availablehere (you probably want the Windows x86 (32-bit) driver unless you know you have a 64-bit version of Windows.)
Once you have the driver installed and the ADS-B receiver plugged into a USB port, you just need to tap or click the "ADS-B" softkey in Chartflier. A dialog box will appear, and you need to choose the COM port it's on from the drop down list and click "Connect." Chartflier will remember the COM port next time, but you have to connect to the receiver each time you run Chartflier.
The ADS-B dialog box allows you to toggle on/off different available weather products you want to display on the charts.
The receiver has an external GPS you need to connect to, in addition to the power cable. The receiver works fine sitting in the back seat, however the GPS needs a good view of the sky as most typically do. You can also use some velcro and attach the GPS receiver to the top of the unit and then just put the unit on your glare shield as well. Every airplane is different and everyone will need to figure out the best placement for their airplane and organizational style.
There is no battery in the receiver so they have to be plugged into the airplane's power receptacle at all times. They will work with 12-28 volts.
If you are seeing "Charts Expired" and you have recently upgraded or downloaded new charts. Please validate your data.
There is an easy to follow guide here. It takes just a few minutes to resolve.
We are geocoding airports by state. If you have a few favorite airports and are a subscriber please email your list to SUPPORT and we will place them at the top of the list and email you back when they are complete. You will need to validate your data with this guide in order to download them before the next cycle.
Run this command to allow access
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="EFT Chartflier" dir=in action=allow program="C:\Program Files\Essential Flight Technology\Chartflier"\Chartflier.exe enable=yes description = "Essential Flight Technology Chartflier EFB access to the Internet for downloading weather and TFR information"