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Is Singapore or South-East Asia Cover?

Hi,

Is Plane Finder AR cover the Singapore and South-East Asia?

Like to try out this app under my iPhone.

Thanks!

Choong Leng from SIngapore

Added by Coffee on October 4, 2010 at 16:37 — 1 Comment

Android (Pt 2)

Well we have been really hard at work and it has ended up with the first release of Plane Finder for Android.


Go check it out!


http://bit.ly/PFDroid (link works from a droid device only)…




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Added by Lee Armstrong on September 27, 2010 at 22:08 — 6 Comments

The incredible SBS-1eR from Kinetic Aviation Products & Pinkfoot!

Kinetic SBS-1eR Review



I have been an Aviation Communications Hobbyist for many years. Like many hobbyists, I had started with ACARS set-ups and software. I had tried them all, and they were fun. But, I was always on the lookout for something new and different. This eventually got me to try HFDL. Luckily I already had several capable shortwave receivers, so it was just a case of getting some of the appropriate software. The main, neat thing about HFDL is that it enabled the hobbyist to… Continue

Added by Al Milano on September 25, 2010 at 7:42 — 2 Comments

A Beginners Guide to Plane Plotter Sharing with Plane Finder

This great document was produced by Alan Plummer specifically to help others get started with what on the face of it is a complex mix of software and hardware.

I'm sure this document will be useful to many people.

Added by Mark Daniels on September 24, 2010 at 6:18 — 1 Comment

How about Hong Kong. We have no infos here...

Would love to help to get Hong Kong's flight information on the service...

Added by Mad_Ed on September 22, 2010 at 2:41 — 1 Comment

Laptop PC Tips & Tricks

What I'll be posting here, are just some neat/useful tips & tricks that I'd like to share -

These will be in regards to the use of PC's, laptops, decoding and handling of audio, etc.



This is only the very beginning - Going forward, I intend to keep adding both old & new tips -



Regarding the 3.5mm input jacks on your PC, (and especially your laptop's) soundcard inputs. AKA your microphone and/or audio inputs: These input… Continue

Added by Al Milano on September 20, 2010 at 21:31 — No Comments

Plane Finder AR

For those that didn't already see we snuck this out into the store this morning and it is already doing really well!

Take a look here....

Added by Lee Armstrong on September 17, 2010 at 20:14 — 2 Comments

Hi I've downloaded the plane finder android app but when I start it only the map shows, no traffic at all

Hi

I've downloaded the plane finder android app but when I start it only the map shows, no traffic at all

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Added by graham stern on September 15, 2010 at 15:38 — 2 Comments

ANDROID!!!!!

Hello,


Plane Finder Free for Android has just been released!!!!


Crazy I know!


It has taken months to get to the stage it is now and the paid for version is not far behind with all the features that the iPhone and iPad users know and love.


You can download the app here (link only works from a droid device)....…
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Added by Lee Armstrong on September 12, 2010 at 18:00 — 30 Comments

Large Antenna

Hi Lee



Have experimented with the supplied antenna from RadarGadget and have since purchased a Moonraker Radar-100 (a 5/8ths colinear vertical antenna for 1090 MHz claimed 6.5dBd gain). With a much higher gain I would have expected to have to modify the receivers primary and/or secondary gain, in fact I found little benefit from changing either away from the system defaults.



However the biggest change to performance with the Radar-100 was antenna position. In my loft (at about… Continue

Added by Glen on August 26, 2010 at 21:21 — 1 Comment

Plane Plotter tip - Differentiate Local Aircraft

If you are sharing with us and COAA it can be difficult to tell what aircraft your own local ADS-B receiver is picking up. The screen looks very similar to the following!




You can change this though and make it easier to spot your own aircraft!

Select the following option from the menu..…



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Added by Lee Armstrong on August 18, 2010 at 18:42 — No Comments

Why upload photos?

I am currently working on pulling the images across from the pinkfroot site into the iPhone apps.

If you have any photos please make sure you upload them and in the tag field please include as much info as you can such as aircraft registration, ship name or MMSI.

I am testing it now and it is working great at the moment......

Will update again in due course....

Added by Lee Armstrong on August 17, 2010 at 18:32 — 21 Comments

Dutch Review

Very fair..



Added by Mark Daniels on August 15, 2010 at 6:29 — No Comments

Airline Finder 1.02

Has just been submitted to Apple.

I will post more of the highlights once it gets approved but a big one is the South Korean flag is no longer in South Africa! :-)

If you haven't already got it.....well go download it now!

Added by Lee Armstrong on August 9, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments

Plane Finder 2.15 - Out Now!

Plane Finder version 2.15 is out. We are very excited about this version and it has been a long time in the making and testing! Apple have literally just approved so it will appear in your updates any time soon!


This new version optionally changes the display to flight number and also provides the ability to search by flight number (finally I hear you say!)


To turn it on visit the settings screen and you'll see a new setting (screenshot and bit…
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Added by Lee Armstrong on August 8, 2010 at 19:30 — 3 Comments

Optimising Plane Gadget Radar with Large Antenna

Some experimentation is needed when playing around with the PGR and the antenna. Usually with a larger antenna the gain settings can be tweaked and increase the number of aircraft on the screen!


To get to the settings open Plane Plotter and select the bit below in red.




The following screen will appear.…



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Added by Lee Armstrong on August 4, 2010 at 19:00 — No Comments

New version of Plane Finder!

Hot off the press since the last update I worked on. 2.15 includes one of the most requested features. It was submitted to Apple on Sunday. Fingers crossed it will be with you in a weeks time!

Added by Lee Armstrong on August 3, 2010 at 19:11 — No Comments

German Reviews

A couple of reviews from Germany...…


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Added by Mark Daniels on July 20, 2010 at 21:44 — No Comments

787 Dreamliner at Farnborough

As reported by the BBC the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has landed at Farnborough for its first appearance at an international air show.




Plane Finder users got to see it even before the BBC...…


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Added by Mark Daniels on July 19, 2010 at 3:00 — No Comments

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