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What have you done for your simulator today?

Started by blueskydriver, January 14, 2018, 04:01:20 am

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blueskydriver

For those interested, here is the link for FlightAware Coverage Map:

https://flightaware.com/adsb/coverage

It's a movable map, move and/or zoom to find your area, and then look at the map legend to see what the dots mean....

John
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jskibo

Quote from: Trevor Hale on November 27, 2019, 07:30:31 am
Quote from: RayS on November 26, 2019, 12:30:23 pmTrev,

You just need one of these:
FlightAware Pro Stick Plus FA-PROSTICKPLUS-1 ADS-B USB Receiver with Built-in Filter
~$19

And:
Dual Band 978MHz 1090MHz 5dBi Magnetic Base SMA Male MCX Antenna for Aviation
~$10

And:
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Board (Although I think any flavor will do)
~$39

It has pretty good range. I was surprised to see traffic all over the greater Pacific Northwest area.

You may be able to get the whole thing for free if you qualify (Meaning there's hardly anyone else in your area piping ADS-B data to Flightaware.)

https://flightaware.com/adsb/flightfeeder/






Makes Perfect Sense to me.  I will look into it.  Thanks Ray  I may qualify, Nobody else in my area has one. :)

There is also no other Humans where you live.......
Sim 1:  F16, running Falcon 4 BMS - In Build using a mix of real and repro parts + Pokeys cards
Sim 2:  737 MAX - Still in parts collecting phase (CDU / MCP / EFIS)

Trevor Hale

Quote from: jskibo on November 27, 2019, 12:21:46 pm
Quote from: Trevor Hale on November 27, 2019, 07:30:31 am
Quote from: RayS on November 26, 2019, 12:30:23 pmTrev,

You just need one of these:
FlightAware Pro Stick Plus FA-PROSTICKPLUS-1 ADS-B USB Receiver with Built-in Filter
~$19

And:
Dual Band 978MHz 1090MHz 5dBi Magnetic Base SMA Male MCX Antenna for Aviation
~$10

And:
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Board (Although I think any flavor will do)
~$39

It has pretty good range. I was surprised to see traffic all over the greater Pacific Northwest area.

You may be able to get the whole thing for free if you qualify (Meaning there's hardly anyone else in your area piping ADS-B data to Flightaware.)

https://flightaware.com/adsb/flightfeeder/






Makes Perfect Sense to me.  I will look into it.  Thanks Ray  I may qualify, Nobody else in my area has one. :)

There is also no other Humans where you live.......
True but when Santa and NATO flies over my igloo. They may want to track the ADS-B signal
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RayS

December 02, 2019, 08:38:46 pm #678 Last Edit: December 02, 2019, 09:11:13 pm by RayS
Not really sim-related but I modified my Raspberry Pii ADS-B receiver to use an on-board 320x240 TFT LCD display.

Done, at the risk of bricking the entire install (I got lucky?). Have to say I'm happy with the results.

I have a high-gain 1090Mhz antenna on order. Should be here in the next few days...

Ray Sotkiewicz

Trevor Hale

That's pretty Cool Ray,  Looks like Flightaware is going to send me one..  Have to make a bracket for the antenna though..  Cold to be mounting it in the winter, but we are going to try LOL

Trev
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RayS

December 03, 2019, 08:47:50 pm #680 Last Edit: December 03, 2019, 08:48:45 pm by RayS
Just installed a new high(er) gain antenna and picking up 3x the traffic I used to get.

It's not really sim related but imagine tapping into this data and creating localized real-time traffic in the sim!

Next Step: Get that antenna HIGHER!
Ray Sotkiewicz

Trevor Hale

Sweet Ray,

I was just notified Flightaware has approved me for a Free Piaware, they will ship it soon.  Like Skibo said,  Probably because I live so far from civilization, they need coverage LMFAO.

Trev
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jskibo

Quote from: Trevor Hale on Today at 04:18:41 amSweet Ray,

I was just notified Flightaware has approved me for a Free Piaware, they will ship it soon.  Like Skibo said,  Probably because I live so far from civilization, they need coverage LMFAO.

Trev

Awesome!

Have you figured a way to mount the antenna on your igloo yet?  Or just going with the Sled Dog house mounting option?
Sim 1:  F16, running Falcon 4 BMS - In Build using a mix of real and repro parts + Pokeys cards
Sim 2:  737 MAX - Still in parts collecting phase (CDU / MCP / EFIS)

Trevor Hale

Quote from: jskibo on Today at 04:25:17 amAwesome!

Have you figured a way to mount the antenna on your igloo yet?  Or just going with the Sled Dog house mounting option?
Actually,  I have found a way to mold an ICE Bracket, It should hold it.  I pack snow around it to keep it level and pee on it. This then freezes and makes a good mounting option.

Thanks for asking.

Trev
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jskibo

Quote from: Trevor Hale on Today at 08:04:52 am
Quote from: jskibo on Today at 04:25:17 amAwesome!

Have you figured a way to mount the antenna on your igloo yet?  Or just going with the Sled Dog house mounting option?
Actually,  I have found a way to mold an ICE Bracket, It should hold it.  I pack snow around it to keep it level and pee on it. This then freezes and makes a good mounting option.

Thanks for asking.

Trev

That's an awesome solution Cheif Yellow Snow of the North :)
Sim 1:  F16, running Falcon 4 BMS - In Build using a mix of real and repro parts + Pokeys cards
Sim 2:  737 MAX - Still in parts collecting phase (CDU / MCP / EFIS)

blueskydriver

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Jet-A1

Whilst the sim was down I made an ADS-B antenna, copying from this Youtube vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkUYdCPFXXs

I hooked it up to an inexpensive NESDR mini ADS-B dongle and Dump-1090 software. Once it was installed in the attic, I got over 150 miles coverage and I'm roughly at sea level.

A recommended diversion for any sim builder, if the flying has to cease for any reason!

RayS

Quote from: Jet-A1 on Today at 01:38:36 pmA recommended diversion for any sim builder, if the flying has to cease for any reason!

It's definitely a diversion. I used to DX back when I was a kid and would pick up stations from around the world. ADS-Bing is sort of like that.

As for Trev mounting the antenna, I imagine all he needs to do is plant a shovel in the nearest snowdrift and zip-tie it....
Ray Sotkiewicz

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