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Apic FAQ
Below are many of the common questions we have had from our customers. We hope this answers your questions. For further questions or comments please email us at Sales@Approach-Systems.com.
Can I add an external gyro to APIC?
How often is the APIC software and data updated?
How do I create a Flight Plan in APIC?
Does APIC have weather included?
What is Gas n Grub?
What other features will be added to APIC in the future?
Can I run APIC on my PALM device?
How much memory do I need to load APIC?
What kind of GPS do I need?
Can I use my Garmin GPS as input into my PDA and do you reccomend this?
How much does APIC cost?
How much are the 28 day updates and how do I get them?
How many flight plans can I create and save with APIC?
Where can I purchase APIC?
What does "APIC" mean?
Does APIC support approach plates?
How do I setup my CF card or Bluetooth GPS?




Can I add an external gyro to APIC?
Yes. An external gyro option is available.
How often is the APIC software and data updated?
APIC software is updated on a 28 day cycle. By simply purchasing the updates at a minimal yearly price you will be able to login on our website with your email and password and begin downloading the updates immediately. The updates include any software changes, new features, bug fixes, airport and map updates.
How do I create a Flight Plan in Apic?
Tapping the APIC->Flight Plan menu item will display a dialog where you can enter a flight plan, open a saved flight plan and activate the flight plan.

" To enter a flight plan:
  • Tap the "Flight Plan->Add->Airport, Navaid, Waypoint or User Waypoint"
  • Enter the 3 or 4 letter identifier of an airport, navaid, or waypoint or the name of a user waypoint.
  • Add as many airports, navaids, waypoints or user waypoints as desired.
  • Tap the "Flight Plan->Save Flight Plan" button to save the flight plan just entered. It will be saved in a file named 2.flt
  • Tap the "Activate" button to initiate the flight plan.


For further information on flight planning please refer to the Manual. Click Here to read more about the flight planning features included in Apic.
Does APIC have weather included?
Weather integration will be available shortly.
What is Gas'n'Grub?
Gas'n'Grub is an addition to the Approach Website that has been included in the Apic software. When flying, its important to know which airports in your flight path have self service fuel and the hours of FBO’s. Also, if you are hungry you dont want to land get a rental car and drive around town for an hour looking for somewhere to eat. Therefore, Gas'n'Grub is a feature that Approach developed to help you select the most convenient stops along your route. You can easily find the nearest airports with self service fuel and those fields with a restaurant on field
What other features will be added to APIC in the future?
We are constantly improving and updating APIC. Weather is just around the corner, also our Epod interface will (an additional option on APIC) will allow you to view all your important engine information in APIC truly providing you with a complete “glass cockpit."
Can I run APIC on my PALM device?
Currently APIC is only designed to run on Windows PocketPC 2002/2003 formated devices. APIC will also work on any Windows 2000/Xp.
How much memory do I need to load APIC?
A typical install of APIC requires 18.6Mb, however if the terrain is loaded onto an SD card (which we recommend doing to improve speed and functionality on your PDA.) the install into your main memory would only be 12.2Mb. A minimal install option is also available which only requires 9Mb. (All of these files sizes are dependant on the country and/or region installed. The file sizes given here are according to the North America APIC/PDA install.)
What kind of GPS do I need?
Any GPS unit that is compatible with your computer or PDA will work with APIC.
Can I use my Garmin GPS as input into my PDA and do you recommend this?
A Garmin GPS can be integrated to work with APIC through a cable. Approach does not recommend doing this because the low price of GPS units for PDA’s and the added reliability and redundancy of using a second GPS makes sense.
How much does APIC cost?
Please refer to our pricelist for prices of APIC products and accessories. The pricelist can be found by clicking on the link below.
http://www.approach-systems.com/apic/apPrice.asp
How much are the 28 day updates and how do I get them?
The pricelist can be found by clicking on the link below http://www.approach-systems.com/apic/apPrice.asp

The updates are downloadable. When you purchase the update package you will supply your email address, and we will send a confirmation email to that account with a password and a link to our website where you can download those updates every 28 days.
How many flight plans can I create and save with APIC?
APIC doesn't have a limit on the number of flight plans you can create, the only limitation is on your unit's memory.
What makes APIC different from the other moving map programs?
I dunno yet.
Where can I purchase APIC?
Information on APIC is available on our website. If you have questions or would like to make a purchase, you can email us or call one of our sales representatives. Our representatives are avid pilots and users of APIC and can all your questions as well! Also check our website for a list of trade that we will be attending. Too begin shopping for APIC products click here.
What does "APIC" mean?
APIC is an acronym for Approach Pilot Integrated Cockpit.
Does APIC support approach plates?
Yes! Approach Plate integration is part of APIC. Refer to the APIC manual for further information on how to download and install the Approach Plates.
How do I setup my CF card or Bluetooth GPS?
Click on APIC, Settings, connections and select the proper com and baud rate for the GPS that you are using. Reset then Click ok. That’s it!
 



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