IFD100 Pilot`s Guide

IFD100 Pilot`s Guide
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System Overview
Avidyne strongly recommends that pilots use the IFD100 system
only under VFR conditions until completely familiar with its
operation and use.
To learn about the app functions and how to use those functions,
refer to the pilot guide for the panel installed IFD that this app is
connected to.
This quick reference guide is only intended to highlight some of
the layout or behavioral differences that were made to optimize it
for mobile touch only devices.
IFD100 Integrated Flight Display
The Avidyne IFD100 is a mobile application that is a non-certified
PED (Portable Electronic Device) that is running similar software
as the panel installed IFD Series of Navigators. It is a nonrequired, supplemental app that is designed as a convenience for
the pilot. It should be considered to be a second instantiation of
the panel installed IFD, as it uses that systems data.
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No Internal GPS Use
The IFD100 does not make use of the internal iPad
GPS. In order for the IFD100 app to receive GPS
position, it must be connected to a panel installed
Functional Overview
There are a few visible indications that the user has a connection
between the panel IFD and the IFD100. One example is the
frequency datablock will go from the red X'd (failed state) to
populated with the frequencies currently displayed on the panel
installed IFD550/540/440. If you are connecting to an IFD550 or
IFD545, the button for the SVS page will appear. For IFD410 or
IFD510 users, a tone will sound (similar to the TOD chime) when
you have sucessfully transferred flight plan data.
The IFD100 will have limited functionality offline (not connected to
a panel installed IFD). The user will be able to save routes for
later upload to the panel installed IFD. The IFD100 adds saved
stored routes to the route list found on the panel installed IFD. For
more information regarding how to save stored routes, see the
appropriate pilot guide for the panel installed IFD installed in the
The IFD100 has no current capabilities to connect to the internet
for services such as preflight weather briefings or weather radar
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Power on the panel installed IFD and acknowledge the startup
screens. If Wifi is enabled in the settings, a large green message
box will be displayed giving you the choice to Allow WiFi
interactions. Once Allow is pressed, the WiFi signal symbol will
be displayed in the top right corner of the IFD display. Next, go
into the iPad settings (i.e. where you normally switch your Wi-Fi
host). In the iPad settings, scroll the left side navigation bar until
you see a list of applications installed on your iPad. From that list,
select the "IFD100" app (see image below). This is where you will
configure the IFD100 to match the IFD that is installed in your
panel. An important note, the IFD Chassis ID* must match the
panel "Sys ID". The iPad ID # is for users electing to use multiple
iPads (a maximum of 2 iPads can be connected to a single panel
IFD100 Settings
How do I find my IFD Chassis ID?
While your panel installed IFD is on, go to the AUX
page and select the SYS tab. The "Sys ID" on this
tab is the IFD Chassis ID #.
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Where is the WiFi logo?
If the green box does not appear, then the WiFi may
not be enabled in the user settings. Check that WiFi
selection on the AUX page user settings is set to
"on". If the WiFi user setting is not shown (greyed
out), the IFD might not have the WiFi option.
The startup sequence of the IFD is as follows:
A Jeppesen log in screen appears. This
application requires equivalent database cycles to
those loaded on your panel installed IFD. Use the
same account information that you use for your
panel installed IFD databases. For this step, you
must have an internet connection to access the
Jeppesen servers. Demo databases are available
for familiarization only (log in with no username or
Jeppesen Log In Screen
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If there are 3 party weather or traffic sensors
connected to the IFD, then a vendor mandated
disclaimer page is presented advising the pilot that
those products are installed.
The IFD100 is now ready for use.
After logging in, you will see a list of databases that can be
downloaded with this serial key. Available databases will be
shown with a blue cloud and those that are already installed will
be shown with a green checkmark. Base Map and Terrain data is
available on all accounts. Terrain data takes a lot of storage
space and regions that are not flown over do not need to be
downloaded.You can only have one Nav region and one Obstacle
region loaded at a time.
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Touching the setting icon in the top right corner will flip the display
to this setting page. Here you can see what serial key you have
activated and you can deactivate it by tapping Deactivate. This
will free up a device and erase all currently installed databases!
There is also a log of all the interactions that have occurred in this
session and any errors that may have happen. This log can be
copied and pasted into an email to tech support.
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Touch the row of the database you wish to download and tap
Download at the bottom right to start the download. Once the
download starts, it can be cancelled by tapping Cancel. All other
interactions are suppressed. There is a download progress bar
located at the bottom. Any error that occurs during the download
will be shown below it and in the activity log on the flip setting
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Multiple Chart regions can be merged and used together in the
App. This requires a extra step after the download completes.
Once all the desired databases are downloaded you can Exit.
At this point you want to close the App if it didn’t close itself or
send it to the background. You will need to switch the WiFi
network to the IFD.
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The very first time the IFD100 connects to a new IFD it will read
the IFD sensor setup and configuration. If there is a change to the
current configuration of the IFD100 a CAS message will be
displayed asking you to restart the IFD100 App. You must do so
in order for the sensor data to be read correctly. There will be
another CAS message in the case that the Nav databases do not
match between the IFD100 and IFD. In that case, the automatic
FPL transfer will be disabled.
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To learn more about the information on the PAGEs and TABs,
refer to the appropriate Pilot Guide for the IFD that is installed in
your aircraft.
The IFD100 Integrated Flight Display (IFD) is a touch screen
display that has been designed to work with all panel installed
Slot (n/a
Line Select
Keys (LSK)
Bezel Keys
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Bezel Key
Bezel Keys
Slot (n/a
Line Select
Keys (LSK)
Bezel Key
The IFD100 and the panel installed IFD that the IFD100 is
connected to do not have to be on the same page or tab while
functioning. An example, a user has programmed an approach at
an airport on their panel IFD. The user wants to recall the
minimums for that particular approach, instead of leaving the
FMS page FPL tab that they are on, they can select the CHART
tab on their IFD100 (assuming they are connected to an IFD5XX).
Another example, a user has limited panel space so they opted
for the IFD4XX series. The user also utilizes a flexible arm mount
for their iPad that displays the IFD100 app. The user wants to
have the FMS page with the FPL tab open on their IFD4XX and
the MAP page open on their IFD100.
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The IFD100 and the panel installed IFD do not have to have the
same cycle navigation database however, the panel installed IFD
will not share flight plan information with the IFD100 (or vice
The IFD100 has the capability to tune the standby VHF radio slot
of both the Com and Nav. The capability is limited to tuning,
pressing the flip-flop key on the panel installed IFD bezel is
needed to move the standby frequency into the active.
Have two iPads?
You can connect your IFD100 to the IFD Trainer
app. When the IFD100 and the IFD Trainer app are
on the same network, they will exchange
information back and forth. This is a great feature to
help the user visualize the functions of the IFD100
in flight.
Have two IFDs?
It is highly recommended that only one IFD have
WiFi turned on in a dual IFD installed aircraft.
For the best experience we highly recommend that the IFD100 be
run on an iPad 2 or later, running IOS 9.1 or later.
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Website There is a dedicated website that provides more
information on this product at:
FAQs http://www.avidyne.com/files/downloads/literature/IFD540FAQ.pdf
Service Hotline A hotline has been established to service
questions or issues regarding Avidyne products. The U.S. Toll
Free number is 1-888-723-7592. International toll free numbers
are listed at http://www.avidyne.com/contact/intphones.html
Email Customer/product support issues can be emailed as well at
When calling or emailing for product-related help, please have the
following information available, if able:
Customer Name/Account Information
Aircraft tail number, IFD serial number, and
software versions.
iPad model, storage size and iOS version
A good description of the problem or question.
A copy of your data logs.
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