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#1 clay

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 18:07

Have any of you guys used iBal for iphones, ipods, or ipads? This has to be one of the greatest apps I've found. The customer support is impressive as well. They didn't have the 119 Koala in it, I emailed Mike about it... its going in as we speak.

Not gettin anything out of this. just impressed and wonder who else has found this.
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 19:23

Purchased it last year and it's a sound app for us helicopter drivers. RP
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 16:00

I too have been using it over a year now.

Well written app and very useful. I especially like the e-mail option for sending the W & B to whomever you want.

When I was giving rides, I would enter the weigts and then send it to my e-mail and office e-mail. That way there was always two copies to prove I did it. Very handy!

As a matter of fact, I wish they would write an iBal app or my Cessan 182P. There does not seem to be any app out there to equal the iBal's ease of use and completeness.


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 19:06

I love iBal. It's definitely one of the better apps I have on my iPad and my iPhone.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 19:58

And I had to be lame and get an Android....

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 20:33

Nola, I've told you before... it's never too late to join the dark side. We have cookies and tshirts.
In space, no one can hear you scream... but if you put a helicopter up there, some jerk would complain about the noise.

#7 rotornut67

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 15:19

I know this is an older post but does anyone know if the app will work correctly on the iphone 4? Any info is greatly appreciated. I don't want to upgrade my phone (Poor helicopter pilot you know). :)



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 15:40

I know this is an older post but does anyone know if the app will work correctly on the iphone 4? Any info is greatly appreciated. I don't want to upgrade my phone (Poor helicopter pilot you know). :)


That's the best part about apple, 99% of the time any newer version will do everything and more. I had a 4 worked great, now I have a 4s works the same. A guy I work with has a 5 works just fine.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 21:35

Thanks, just wanted to make sure before I purchased the app. Looks like a huge timesaver.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 22:58

I can vouch for the iphone 4. I got rid of that and went with th iPad mini. Works well there too! The mini, with foreflight makes a great kneeboard btw.
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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:01

iBal is fine and works. It's a bit quirky... But if you have an Aircraft that Gyronimo makes an app for then there is no reason why you shouldn't be using Gyronimo. The app he made for the EC-130 is perfection.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:16

Thanks for all the info. The ipad mini does look like the way to go. I used a friends regular sized ipad with foreflight on a flight a few weeks ago.  It was a bit too large for my taste in a helicopter (works good in fixed wing though).



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:00

Love the app myself too, it does have a learning curve but a little patience and you'll be taking advantage of it it's usefulness. Customer support is excellent too in getting modifications and specialized aircraft on the program with some patience for them to make updates to the app.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:07

iBal recently changed hands, and the App Store wouldn't let the app move seamlessly from the original provider to AirSpayce, the new owner. The App Store required AirSpayce to "resell" iBal to all the users in order to provide ongoing support.

I've been in touch with AirSpayce asking for support for some of the 205 tank variants. They were very responsive and have promised to include my request with the next update. For me, iBal is worth the price, even twice!

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 23:36

I came to this thread after reading the main rotor balancing thread and started thinking it was an app that let you stick your iphone on a blade or something to do a track and balance.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 18:51

iBal is fine and works. It's a bit quirky... But if you have an Aircraft that Gyronimo makes an app for then there is no reason why you shouldn't be using Gyronimo. The app he made for the EC-130 is perfection.

Just read this whole thread but I agree with HeliNomad and downloaded the Gyronimo app. It's awesome!!  So intuitive and easy to use.  Well worth the $$.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:08

As promised, Mike at AirSpayce has issues an update to iBal that includes all the 20 & 90 USG aux tank variants for the 205. Thanks Mike!




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