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1/9/2019 7:05 PM
 

Is there a way to start 740 in night mode.?. I start up in dark every Monday morning and the Ifly always comes on at full bright. For some reason it doesn’t stay on the initial menu screen and cycles right through to main map mode. This normally takes a couple of minutes and keeps me from seeing anything else in cockpit and destroys night vision. If I set it up in night mode on prior use it doesn’t remember and automatically goes to day mode. Am I having a hardware issue or is this the way it works? Thx

 
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1/9/2019 8:25 PM
 

AFAIK there's no way to have iFly start in night mode.  I've asked for it to start in whatever mode it was last in, that was a while ago when I had a 700 and a night restart would light up half the countryside.  I've also asked to give iFly the ability to start in the appropriate mode based on SR/SS tables.  So far I don't think either has been adopted. 

I think they had it restart in the last mode for a while, but several that flew at night, then the next day, couldn't see the iFly screen in daylight because it was still in night mode. 

 
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1/10/2019 5:12 AM
 

That's correct--seeing the "night mode" display in bright sunlight is very difficult, so it's possible to "get stuck" in night mode because you can't see what you're doing to get out of it (especially if you don't realize that's the problem and it just looks like a black screen to you...easy to suspect a hardware failure or other issue).  The current behavior of always defaulting to day mode was determined to be the lesser evil.

Using SR/SS time is a good idea, but I think the reason it hasn't been implemented is because the dedicated iFly devices have a habit of losing their clock when they're powered off for a long time, and worst-case it can take several minutes to get a good time from GPS, so this could also put you in the black-screen situation (or, conversely, not solve the bright screen at nighttime)...in short, it's not a robust solution.

So unfortunately the bright screen at night still remains the lesser evil.

 
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1/10/2019 10:46 AM
 

Thx for responses...Is there a way to have the 740 not immediately cycle through to map mode and stop on initial menu? This would help a lot on this issue..If no way to do that, will it remember lower brightness settings in day mode?

 
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1/10/2019 5:36 PM
 

> Is there a way to have the 740 not immediately cycle through to map mode and stop on initial menu? <

Yes.  Exit the iFly application.  On the Menu screen Settings>Screen>Where it says Start Program, it should have iFlyGPS highlighted.  Highlight/Select Main, then exit out.  Try restarting the GPS to make sure (I just did it and it worked for me).  The same process to reset to start with iFly displayed.

 
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