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General Discussion / Re: External GPS
« on: September 26, 2019, 03:48:57 pm »
Remember that you can only put your GPS under the coaming if it (they @PaulSS ::)) will still have a clear view of the sky

Yep, got that one in hand. I'm not just a pretty face  ;D

General Discussion / Re: External GPS
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:55:40 am »
How about running the USB cable up behind the panel and keeping the GPS underneath the coaming i.e just underneath the surface, with a view to the sky. I have no intention of having GPS pucks on the coaming and plan on putting all three ( ::) ) beneath it so they can't be seen.

There are, of course, plenty of GPS receivers that will talk to devices over Bluetooth but I have no idea if the Bluetooth of the PAW Pi3B is able to get its information from such a  source. I think that would also mean your Bluetooth would not be available for aural warnings to the headset etc if your use that function.

Technical Support / Re: A really weird one, PAW grabbed traffic and held it.
« on: September 20, 2019, 01:42:00 pm »
I'd love to find out who makes the transponders those aircraft are carrying. It would interesting if they were all the same manufacturer.

Technical Support / Re: No traffic info on Radar Screen or uploaded to SD
« on: September 11, 2019, 10:09:26 am »
Dare I say 'power' or are the voltage and throttling warnings normal?

Seems to me these Funke transponders have a lot to answer for as far as extended squatters are concerned. These problems appear far too regularly to be coincidence.

Technical Support / Re: MLAT and EasyVFR
« on: July 23, 2019, 08:29:07 am »
..........having read the terms & conditions first, of course  ;D

Please report back when you do, Dave. It could save a certain person some hassle if it can or can't be done any more  ;)

Technical Support / Re: POWER (As Clarkson would say)
« on: July 20, 2019, 01:07:42 pm »
Aahhh, now I understand  :)

Don't worry about upsetting the Colonials. I am also afflicted with relatives from across The Pond and find most of the time they don't understand my sarcasm and insults, so I just banter away, free of concern for their sensibilities  ;)

Even my youngest daughter has a touch of Yank about her, as she was born there and has a US passport to add to her UK and Australian ones. That can get expensive at renewal time  :-\

Technical Support / Re: POWER (As Clarkson would say)
« on: July 20, 2019, 09:49:34 am »
I'm going to have to resort to Google and decipher your code, Peter  :)

Maybe because I've never tweeted (and don't have an account) I'm not 'down with the kids' and know what you're saying  :-[

I just wanted to bring joy to those who were arguing about diameters versus cross sections  ;D

Technical Support / Re: POWER (As Clarkson would say)
« on: July 20, 2019, 06:11:22 am »
This should keep everyone happy  :)

Technical Support / Re: POWER (As Clarkson would say)
« on: July 19, 2019, 01:54:10 am »
Hi Lee,

I have some 18AWG wire (aircraft grade etc etc) and would just make up my own lead using the USB A and micro USB connectors that Jeremy provided links for. I would be very posh and have a customised lead  ;D


The lead may well come out a bit shorter than 2m but I know I wouldn't get away with 1m. I do like the idea of making my own as it looks very easy to do and gives me an excuse to play with shrink tube again  8)


Which is preferable, Power drop or Signal drop do you think?

I think we're thinking along the same lines. I decided I would like to put my PAW under the seat (or in that general location) because it will mean a shorter coax run to my PAW antenna (underneath the aircraft) and to the ADSB antenna (which will be inside the fabric covering but behind the seats). It will also mean fewer boxes behind the panel, which will already be quite busy. With the Pi2 I don't think I would have been quite so fussy about power but the Pi3B (+) seems to be a bit more temperamental and I'd like to ensure I don't end up as another person who writes about throttling and the associated snags.

Technical Support / Re: POWER (As Clarkson would say)
« on: July 18, 2019, 03:16:29 pm »
Haha, I love the lateral thinking, Jeremy  ;D

As you're a man wot knows about elektrizity, do you think 20 AWG is not 'man enough' for a 2m run? Would 18 be good, as I have quite a lot of that  :)

Plugged into my Charge4 permanently will be my PAW with Pi3B+ and an iPad Mini 4. Occasionally will be an iPhone getting charged up etc but I expect normally there will be a maximum of 3 USB ports used at a time. I think the Pi3B+ will be using a good deal of its allowance of 2.4A per port and I expect the iPad Mini will be using a couple of amps if the screen is bright. That still gives me about 4-4.5A to use on phone charging etc, so I think my power plan should be okay for my PAW.

Technical Support / POWER (As Clarkson would say)
« on: July 18, 2019, 12:57:16 pm »
Yes, another cable discussion  ;D

I'm thinking of having my PAW (Classic with a Pi3B+) under my seat, where it will be close to the PAW external antenna. This will mean the power will have to run about 2m from the Charge4 USB supply I will have hidden behind the panel.

In the absence of 4AWG with a micro USB connector on the end, what is the opinion of the Power Gurus on this little number? Price is not really the snag, I just want it to do its job well  ;)

I like the red because it goes with the mist in my head and the braid reminds me of the snakes which come from the walls and tell me to do bad things  ;D

OGN-R PilotAware / Re: ADSB Ground-Based Antenna
« on: June 22, 2019, 01:09:44 am »
Sorry, but had to do a bit of Geek trumpet blowing. Managed to crack the 250nm line  ;D

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