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Technical Support / Re: Connect PAW with Powermouse
« Last Post by Kurt37 on August 09, 2020, 06:33:18 pm »
Can I do anything from my end here to help?

Can I omit the data or phase in data from you, do some test flying and feed back the results?

Or will it be a fix via the update that is planned anyhow?

Patrick
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Technical Support / Re: Enhancement suggestion: traffic alert ‘memory’
« Last Post by exfirepro on August 09, 2020, 01:22:53 pm »
Hi Geoffrey,

There’s lots of new stuff in the forthcoming software update (which I can’t talk about) so it’s currently undergoing extensive testing by a wider test group. I have flown with it a couple of times this last week (and of course with earlier beta versions), with no issues and we have had positive reports from other testers, so I would guess release will not be far away. Definitely worth waiting for.

Best Regards

Peter

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Technical Support / Re: Enhancement suggestion: traffic alert ‘memory’
« Last Post by GeoffreyC on August 09, 2020, 12:44:00 pm »
Hi Geoffrey,

Lee and I were discussing this very subject (annoying 'repeating' voice alerts) just the other day (following a prompt from me after a similar experience during a recent test flight), so we are aware of the issue.

...

(Don't worry, I won't let him forget)  ::)

Best Regards

Peter
Thank you Peter for your (and Lee's) swift response and recognising the issue. 

Another one for the product enhancement backlog !

BTW,  is there any outlook on when the next product upgrade is due out?   Been over a year with this one, not that I'm complaining, just be nice to have some new toys for when my plane is fixed and I can go flying again

Thanks, Geoffrey
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Technical Support / Re: Connect PAW with Powermouse
« Last Post by Admin on August 09, 2020, 11:37:32 am »
Hi Patrick

I think I can see the issue
the way the system works is that flarmbat sends PFLAA messages to PAW, which are parsed and stored, then sent to SD
Somethingis getting mis-interpreted along this path, here is a message sent to SD, the real issue is the part I have highlighted in bold

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$PFLAA,0,-145,113,25,1,DD8358!DD8358,0,11120384431955375247503392768.0,0,0.1,1*4B

This field is the turnrate
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The target’s turn rate. Positive values indicate a clockwise turn. Signed decimal value in °/s. Currently omitted. Field is empty if the privacy for the target is active

an example given by FLARM is
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$PFLAA,0,-1234,1234,220,2,DD8F12,180,-4.5,30,-1.4,1*

So in programming terms I treat this as a floating point number (ie it has a fractional value)
I am guessing that the message that FLARM is giving to me, is breaking my parser, and when provided to SD, is not accepted

I need to discover, what is being sent by flarm in order to debug further.
as a simple workaround, I could just omit this value, and I think it would be fine.
I am sure that SD does not use this value in any case.

I will update this on my further findings

Thx
Lee
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Technical Support / Re: Feature request: Pause traffic audio
« Last Post by exfirepro on August 09, 2020, 11:35:29 am »
Geoffrey,

See my post in your 'Enhancements' thread.

Best Regards

Peter
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Technical Support / Re: Enhancement suggestion: traffic alert ‘memory’
« Last Post by exfirepro on August 09, 2020, 11:33:31 am »
Hi Geoffrey,

Lee and I were discussing this very subject (annoying 'repeating' voice alerts) just the other day (following a prompt from me after a similar experience during a recent test flight), so we are aware of the issue.

After having given it a bit of thought, Lee now has a much better idea as to what is causing the problem, (it's actually much more complex than your explanation implies), but no 'solution' yet - so it is on the 'to do' list, but with so much else is going on at the moment we may have to wait a bit for a proper fix. In the meantime you can minimise the alerts by running PAW on 'Short Range' when flying in a group - Just keep your eyes open for other aircraft (as you should of course be doing anyway).

(Don't worry, I won't let him forget)  ::)

Best Regards

Peter
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OGN-R PilotAware / Re: pilot ware seeing own flarm through OGN
« Last Post by exfirepro on August 09, 2020, 11:20:59 am »
Hi Guys,

You need to change the configuration file in your flarmMouse, using the Flarm Configuration tool available from the flarm.com website. It's a bit complicated but there are instructions available on the Flarm and LXNav websites.

Basically you need to connect to your flarm Mouse to your PC or laptop, or remove the microSD card and put it in a PC or laptop, then change the ICAO aircraft address setting in the 'Device Settings / Advanced / Device ID for Radio Communication' section of the configuration tool to the correct one for your aircraft - which should also be set in 'Configure' in your PilotAware.

Any problems come back to me.

Regards

Peter
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Technical Support / Re: Connect PAW with Powermouse
« Last Post by exfirepro on August 09, 2020, 11:11:15 am »
Hi Patrick,

I presume you mean on the basis that you were still seeing ADSB, Flarm and Mode S on PAW Radar.

If that is the case, you should be OK, though I'm not sure exactly how the bug affects the data, (that's definitley Lee's province). You can certainly give it a try, but make sure you keep a good lookout!

Best Regards

Peter
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Technical Support / Enhancement suggestion: traffic alert ‘memory’
« Last Post by GeoffreyC on August 09, 2020, 09:43:19 am »
Been meaning to post this for some time, finally remembered...

One of the few annoying things with PilotAware i find is repeated audio alerts.  You’re flying along in loose formation with other aircraft, ahead or behind you, and so of course one or the other of you will invariably be blocking the signal depending on the antenna position.  Usually with paw in the front of the aircraft it’s the lead aircraft’s pilot that causes this, his body absorbing the signal as it radiates out to aircraft behind.

What I find happens is that paw will often not see the aircraft, and then of course the track/ signal shift slightly and the other aircraft is seen and you get an audio alert.  Signal blocks and when it resumes you get another alert.

Repeat this over the course of a flight and you can get a lot of alerts for the same aircraft.  Having a transponder and paw on of course gives twice the opportunity for such repeating alerts.

I don’t think it does but it would be useful if paw had some form of memory of what alerts it has recently given out.  If the “new” traffic is the same as a traffic alert in say the previous 30 seconds (and the distance/bearing is constant ie no relative movement) or it’s for the same traffic that was seen say 15 seconds ago (and momentarily disappeared) then the alert is suppressed.

Geoffrey
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OGN-R PilotAware / Re: pilot ware seeing own flarm through OGN
« Last Post by Martino on August 09, 2020, 09:33:01 am »
Hi Lee and all;

We are having a similar issue on a classic PAW.

Please could you kindly help us with further detail of instructions on what to change, where, and how?

Our FLARM setup is a FLARM mouse - do we need to change the code on that itself separately and if so how?

Thank you

Martin & Neil

G-CFNV
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