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i never had a gps before where i needed to update before every flight [TFRs, weather], so, my ifly740 comes home from the airport, rather than being left attached to the plane. i wonder a what point the power, usb, and antennae plugs are going to wear out? i still have my lowrance as backup, even tho the database is years out of date, but, 12 years later no issues because it stays in place. i wonder how the ifly is going to handle hundreds of plugging in.
Isn't there a way to update using an SD card or WIFI from your phone or something to so you can leave the 740 in the airplane?
I owned a 700/720/740 for several years. WalMart, Harbor Freight, and similar stores sell a plastic ammo box that makes a perfect weatherproof case big enough for the device, power cords, cables, other accessories, and logbook. I lined one side with thin foam and always placed the screen against the foam. To prevent accidental damage to the ports, I was careful to never plug a cable into the device until it was secured and ready to power up. In well over 1,000 hours of use, I never had a problem with the plugs.