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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


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


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



Hope you all enjoy, please tell everyone you…


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..…


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!

Once set then you'll see new planes as follows....…


Added by Lee Armstrong on August 8, 2010 at 19:30 — 3 Comments

Optimising Plane Gadget Radar with Large Antenna

What you see there is the default settings. You can tell it is communicating with the receiver as the version is 1.0 or 2.0. Failure to communicate will display 99999.

First thing to try is the "Auto…


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...…


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

Volcanos, Apps & Air Traffic Chaos - Live!

It was certainly an interesting time following the Icelandic volcano ash cloud. Then we had BA strikes affecting air traffic!

We were busy too and have released v2.10 of all of our apps.

Check out Plane Finder and Plane Finder HD for real time tracking on the iPhone, iPod and iPad.

We've also just released a new on-line live air traffic radar map at…


Added by Mark Daniels on July 18, 2010 at 20:30 — No Comments

Free ADS-B Plane Receiver

We have obtained some ADS-B receivers that we can supply Free of Charge to North America.

All we ask is that you share the data feed with us.

Obviously there are some technical and location criteria that will need to be met.

If you are interested please get in touch via the Contact Form.

Added by Mark Daniels on July 4, 2010 at 7:00 — 26 Comments

How it works - Plane Finder

Plane Finder works by picking up ADS-B plane feeds used by commercial aircraft to transmit their name, position, destination and lots more.

Business Jets and other aircraft can sometimes be seen too.

ADS-B is gradually replacing radar as the most efficient method for air traffic control.

Ultimately ADS-B will enable aircraft to fly closer together meaning more efficient use of airspace especially around airports. The technology will also enable…


Added by Mark Daniels on July 4, 2010 at 7:00 — No Comments

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