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Messages - Ian Melville

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General Discussion / Re: New software I-Grid
« on: May 09, 2022, 09:52:43 pm »
Hi Dave. Are you powering your Aircrew through the PAW? I would not reccomend that as the Pi is very sensitive to power upsets and the Aircrew could tip it over the edge.

I connect my Aircrew to the PAW using WiFi and each is fed power from a dedicated battery pack


Technical Support / Re: Connecting to device
« on: April 30, 2022, 08:55:53 pm »
Try and open up the home page in the browser

Technical Support / Re: Sportcruiser external antenna installation.
« on: April 29, 2022, 08:47:35 am »
I suspect there will be a PilotAware stand at Popham(though not listed) and Keith will go by road as he will have stock. Look out for the stand.

General Discussion / Re: PilotAware and iLevil AP communication issue
« on: April 21, 2022, 10:34:13 pm »
Great result, Thanks for writing it up for others who may follow you.

Assuming you have input the licence key.

You will need to configure the appropriate USB port for the Trig.

General Discussion / Re: TruTrak autopilot query
« on: March 23, 2022, 07:14:08 am »
Yes you may

General Discussion / Re: TruTrak autopilot query
« on: March 22, 2022, 08:05:43 am »
You will need one data wire and one of the following:
Each unit must be wired to the aircraft ground
There must also be a second wire between each units ground.

It is usual to avoid earth loops (applying both the above). I suspect one unit will be grounded (AVMAP) and the other (BK Cruze) will get its ground from the grounded unit, hence two wires. If each unit is earthed, take the earth wire all the way to the common earth busbar, and not lash it under the nearest bolt on the airframe (IIRC the CTSW is GRP so you wont be able to use the airframe as a return wire anyway)

Some installation guides omit earth and power feeds to make the diagram clearer, but there is usually a comment somewhere. Without the full set of wiring diagrams ans manuals it is difficult to advise further.

Technical Support / Re: Weak P3i transmission?
« on: March 22, 2022, 07:47:10 am »
I'm wondering if the P3i connector has parted from the PCB? This is a weak area and prone to damage by a knock.

Good news.

Better start an Italian forum :-)

Is it possible to buy that case on it's own? Mine is an upgraded classic, and only has four fittings for the suckers close to the 3/8" camera mount. Not ideal


Technical Support / Re: RTL-SDR dongle for Classic
« on: January 08, 2022, 11:38:59 pm »
Just plug it in, the controller is more for those using it as a TV

Technical Support / Re: 20220101
« on: January 04, 2022, 03:56:48 pm »
I prefer the original Home screen.

Please make it a selectable choice?


Technical Support / Re: Barometer Error?
« on: January 04, 2022, 03:55:01 pm »
You can pop a USB GS into a spare port for testing (with a clear view of the sky). Perhaps you still have the supplied one?

Technical Support / Re: Help Funke transponder ttr800a connection
« on: November 22, 2021, 07:58:44 pm »
Dos anyone have a raccomended USB to RS232 cable to use with a Funke TRT800H, available on Amazon?
The cable you want is USB-RS232-WE-1800-BT_0.0. I can only find one seller on Amazon and they are double the usual price! There are similar sounding cables all over the internet, but have heard that they are not always what you expect.
I would recommend buying for one of the reputable name like RS, Farnell etc. The cheaper cable may work, but I cannot guarantee they will.


or in Italy


Technical Support / Re: Help Funke transponder ttr800a connection
« on: November 21, 2021, 08:55:19 pm »
Hi Mike,
Yes, set it to Funke Transponder.

The USB Ports on the PAW Classic and Rosetta are numbered.....

Ethernet    Port 1    Port 3
Ethernet    Port 2    Port 4

Note that Funke transponders may need firmware updates to function correctly  :(

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