Ever wished you could have synthetic-vision capability on your iPhone? Hilton Software, maker of the WingX Pro7 app for the Apple iPad, has just added support for the device, including 3-D synthetic-vision capability and optional AHRS and ADS-B integration.
We haven’t had the chance to try it out yet, but company founder Hilton Goldstein says the iPhone version is even better than the original on the iPad, and incorporates new pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-pitch capabilities that give you look-around ability and a “Birds Eye View” mode enabling an expansive 3-D terrain view.
WingX Pro7 Version 6.1 for the iPhone also adds support for Zaon Traffic integration, the ability to view flights after the fact in Google Earth and logbook support through AvConnect. The new version also integrates Seattle Avionics’s auto-router for fast and easy route planning, and can support ADS-B functionality.
“The aviation industry was amazed when we introduced our advanced 3-D synthetic vision at EAA Airventure on iPad,” Goldstein said. “As an illustration of its incredible performance and flexibility, synthetic vision on the iPhone and is even more powerful with the pinch-to-zoom, swipe-to-pitch, and Birds Eye View enhancements.”
Connected with an optional AHRS unit from Levil Technology, your iPhone can be transformed into a real-time synviz attitude indicator – perfect for the light sport and experimental airplanes, Goldstein notes.
WingX Pro7 Version 6.1 is a free update for registered users and is available now for download from the App Store and iTunes. Price for new and renewing users is $99.95 per year. Synthetic vision also requires a separate $99.95 annual subscription.