iBal by Open System Consultants (iPhone)
Released: Feb 9, 2010
Version: 1.26
Size: N/A
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Open System Consultants
iBal is a dedicated Helicopter weight and balance app for iPhone.

Designed from the ground up for professional and private helicopter pilots, it
provides for quick and easy entry of loads and checks against type-specific
weight, lateral and longitudinal CG limits, load station limits etc.

Online information, help and discussion at

Quick Reference Sheet http://www.iwizwheel.com/ReferenceSheet.pdf provides
a handy guide to navigating through iBal.


Many types supported:
See http://www.iwizwheel.com/Site/iBal.html for detailed list of
supported types and configurations.
Robinson R22 Beta, BetaII, Alpha, HP, R44, R44 II, R66
Agusta A109AII, A1099E, A119 and AW119 MK II
Agusta Bell AB212 IFR Pax
Agusta-Westland AW139
Bell 205A-1 and 205A-1 with STC SH5977NM, 206B3 Jet Ranger, 206L Long Ranger
(L, L1, L3, and L4 models), 222U, 230, 212, 407, 412, 427, 429, 430
Schweizer/Hughes 269C/300C, 333, 333M
Eurocopter AS350BA, B2 and B3 Squirrel, AS332, AS355 N, NP, F1 and F2 twin Squirrel
AS365 N1, N2, N3 Dauphin, BK117 C-1, EC120B Colibri, EC130 B4, EC135 P2,
EC155 B,B1, EC225 LP
Enstrom 280FX, 480B
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Cabri G2
MD500D (Model 369D), MD530F-Plus (369FF), MD600N
MBB105 LS A3
Sikorsky S-76A,A+,A++, S-76B and C, S-76C++, , S-92A, UH-61A,L Blackhawk

Add any number of your own aircraft, including preconfigured loads and photos
of your own aircraft.

Send completed CG Solutions (including manifest) and CG graphs to any email
address (iPhone OS 3.0 and internet connection required)

Configurable BEW, empty longitudinal and lateral arms and photo for your own
aircraft (from camera or photo roll where supported).

Easy entry and adjustment of passengers, fuel, cargo and suspended loads.

Displays CG for loaded and empty fuel, critical fuel loads with and without
suspended loads.

Detects and displays weight, longitudinal and lateral CG problems. Displays
available load until limits will be exceeded.

Displays weights, arms and CG solutions in graphical and tabular formats, with
problem alerts.

Support for optional Passenger names and Flight Details which appear on the CG
solution spreadsheet and are transmitted when Send tapped. This supports
proposed new FAA rules requiring FAR Part 135 (Air Taxi) Operators to manifest
every flight stage and for it to be transmitted back to base.

Support for Predefined Loads: user definable list of commonly carried loads
and their weights. Useful for EMS staff lists, oil rig personnel lists, common
cargo items etc. List of predefined loads can be accessed from the load edit
page to automatically enter the weight and description. The list can be
customised to include any number of your own personnel names or freight
descriptions plus the weight of each. Predefined loads can be added or removed
from your list at any time, and will not be lost when you update iBal. Loads
can be entered in your choice of suitable unit: kg, lbs, USGals, litres,
stones (also fuel % in applicable types).

Supports iPhone gestures:
Drag passengers and cargo between stations
Flick cargo and passengers off
Zoom and scroll floorplans, graphs and load sheets

Aircraft-specific Custom Load Stations, allowing you to add new or
non-standard loading positions to your own aircraft.

Displays helpful loading data, limits and hints

Optional Alert sounds and vibration for bad solutions for easy in-flight use.

Configurable fuel SGs

Supports Apple AirPrint
Supports iOS 4 and later on iPhone, iPad, iPod etc.

Works with Aeronet http://www.aeronet.co.nz/ a world class maintenance, flight
and duty tracking system. This allows operators to automatically update their
Aeronet records with the flight details emailed by iBal. Reduces the time and
cost of records compliance.
Our verdict: Good
  • + iBal is a highly rated app (5-star).
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