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teeth6 View Drop Down
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    Posted: 08 Jul 2018 at 10:13am
Has anyone tried this device up for installing Nav data, charts, etc into the IFDs?  It appears to eliminate the need for a home computer and makes it possible to download the data from a Jepp mobile app to your Iphone or IPad via WiFi right anyway and then send them to your USB stick via the Wombat.  It seems to have good reviews.
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The wombat is a good solution for G* type devices that need a semi-permanently installed data card to function. Eliminates the need to buy a second $proprietary card, or lug the single data card around. But you do need some kind of internet at your hangar. 

For the IFD, I keep its USB key in my flight bag. When JDM shows an update, I just slide the key into my laptop, and pull the data down at ultrafast speeds. When the IFD shows the need for an update, I pull the key out of my flight bag and do the update during startup. I don't see much value for the wombat for an IFD. 

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That’s my routine also but this does seem to make the process a bit more convenient. I don’t think the slight convenience is worth the $250 device but it would have been nice when I had the issue of a chart install wiping out my Nav data each time and having to go back home to put Nav data back on the stick then back to the airport to reinstall. :)
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