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Old November 8th 20, 03:10 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Andrzej Kobus
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Default PowerFlarm offers new Version, PowerFlarm Fusion Includes Manynew standard Features!

On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:02:53 PM UTC-5, Doug Levy wrote:
On Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:55:37 PM UTC-8, Richard Pfiffner wrote:
PowerFlarm officially releasing the new PowerFLARM Fusion. It replaces PowerFLARM Core and comes loaded with features:

• Connect smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
• FLARM Hub web app for easy upgrades, configuration, and maintenance
• GDL 90 protocol for streaming traffic data to EFBs like ForeFlight and SkyDemon
• Worldwide interoperability (only one version)
• Previously optional features are now included: Radio Diversity (RFB), 1090 Receiver (ADS-B, Mode-S), IGC, ENL, and Audio. No need to purchase licenses.
• Updated antenna connectors — all screw-on
• Hassle-free upgrade from PowerFLARM Core


For complete details see:

http://www.craggyaero.com/fusion.htm

Standard Base Price $1795, Introductory Price $1526 until Jan 31, 2021

Richard
www.craggyaero.com

Do they have any plans to include 978? I have a dual-band ADS-B receiver and Flarm. There is a large percentage of aircraft on 978 that I'm not seeing on Flarm.


Doug, what is a large percentage in your opinion? Total number of positions in the last 30 days on 1090 Mhz equals 40,278,138,192 and on UAT 6,000,664.. Let's divide the first number by 100 to assume that most of those positions are at higher altitude and only 1% at altitude relevant to us. So it is 6,000,664/402,781,381 * 100 = 1.489%
As you see you are not missing much, unless you are in a special place near a large flight school that decided to install UATs. I don't see many UAT aircraft in the North East, but I agree it would be nice to have support for UAT.
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Old November 8th 20, 04:26 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
John DeRosa OHM Ω http://aviation.derosaweb.net
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Default PowerFlarm offers new Version, PowerFlarm Fusion Includes Manynew standard Features!

Good price point. Some questions;

- The comment about "Updated antenna connectors — all screw-on". It appears that the PowerFLARM Fusion's A/B/ADS-B(1090) antenna connections are identical to the older PowerFLARM Core. Correct? Only the GPS antenna has changed (screw-in versus push-in)?
- Are the antenna connections identical between the PowerFLARM line and the LXNav PowerMouse?
- The comment about "Hassle-free upgrade from PowerFLARM Core". What does this mean? Just "move the cables" and its plug and play? Configuration too? Or is there a trade-in discount program which to me is much more hassel-free? ;-)
- Are the mounting holes identical between the Fusion and the Core?
- The overall dimensions are identical between the new Fusion and the older Core. However, the LXNAV FLARM PowerMouse is 25%-40% smaller dimensionally and is 68% smaller in volume. Important considerations?
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Old November 8th 20, 06:30 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mike Schumann[_2_]
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Default PowerFlarm offers new Version, PowerFlarm Fusion Includes Manynew standard Features!

On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 8:10:28 PM UTC-6, Andrzej Kobus wrote:
On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:02:53 PM UTC-5, Doug Levy wrote:
On Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:55:37 PM UTC-8, Richard Pfiffner wrote:
PowerFlarm officially releasing the new PowerFLARM Fusion. It replaces PowerFLARM Core and comes loaded with features:

• Connect smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
• FLARM Hub web app for easy upgrades, configuration, and maintenance
• GDL 90 protocol for streaming traffic data to EFBs like ForeFlight and SkyDemon
• Worldwide interoperability (only one version)
• Previously optional features are now included: Radio Diversity (RFB), 1090 Receiver (ADS-B, Mode-S), IGC, ENL, and Audio. No need to purchase licenses.
• Updated antenna connectors — all screw-on
• Hassle-free upgrade from PowerFLARM Core


For complete details see:

http://www.craggyaero.com/fusion.htm

Standard Base Price $1795, Introductory Price $1526 until Jan 31, 2021

Richard
www.craggyaero.com

Do they have any plans to include 978? I have a dual-band ADS-B receiver and Flarm. There is a large percentage of aircraft on 978 that I'm not seeing on Flarm.

Doug, what is a large percentage in your opinion? Total number of positions in the last 30 days on 1090 Mhz equals 40,278,138,192 and on UAT 6,000,664. Let's divide the first number by 100 to assume that most of those positions are at higher altitude and only 1% at altitude relevant to us. So it is 6,000,664/402,781,381 * 100 = 1.489%
As you see you are not missing much, unless you are in a special place near a large flight school that decided to install UATs. I don't see many UAT aircraft in the North East, but I agree it would be nice to have support for UAT.

Where are you getting these statistics? I have a FlightAware ADS-B receiver at my cabin in Western WI. About 25% of the GA aircraft that fly over my cabin do not show up on my ADS-B receiver, which is 1090ES only. I suspect that most of these aircraft are UAT equipped.
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Old November 8th 20, 06:32 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mike Schumann[_2_]
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Default PowerFlarm offers new Version, PowerFlarm Fusion Includes Manynew standard Features!

On Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4:55:37 PM UTC-6, Richard Pfiffner wrote:
PowerFlarm officially releasing the new PowerFLARM Fusion. It replaces PowerFLARM Core and comes loaded with features:

• Connect smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
• FLARM Hub web app for easy upgrades, configuration, and maintenance
• GDL 90 protocol for streaming traffic data to EFBs like ForeFlight and SkyDemon
• Worldwide interoperability (only one version)
• Previously optional features are now included: Radio Diversity (RFB), 1090 Receiver (ADS-B, Mode-S), IGC, ENL, and Audio. No need to purchase licenses.
• Updated antenna connectors — all screw-on
• Hassle-free upgrade from PowerFLARM Core


For complete details see:

http://www.craggyaero.com/fusion.htm

Standard Base Price $1795, Introductory Price $1526 until Jan 31, 2021

Richard
www.craggyaero.com

Does PowerFlarm Fusion support TIS-B?
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Old November 8th 20, 06:35 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Doug Levy
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Default PowerFlarm offers new Version, PowerFlarm Fusion Includes Manynew standard Features!

On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 6:10:28 PM UTC-8, Andrzej Kobus wrote:
On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:02:53 PM UTC-5, Doug Levy wrote:
On Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:55:37 PM UTC-8, Richard Pfiffner wrote:
PowerFlarm officially releasing the new PowerFLARM Fusion. It replaces PowerFLARM Core and comes loaded with features:

• Connect smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
• FLARM Hub web app for easy upgrades, configuration, and maintenance
• GDL 90 protocol for streaming traffic data to EFBs like ForeFlight and SkyDemon
• Worldwide interoperability (only one version)
• Previously optional features are now included: Radio Diversity (RFB), 1090 Receiver (ADS-B, Mode-S), IGC, ENL, and Audio. No need to purchase licenses.
• Updated antenna connectors — all screw-on
• Hassle-free upgrade from PowerFLARM Core


For complete details see:

http://www.craggyaero.com/fusion.htm

Standard Base Price $1795, Introductory Price $1526 until Jan 31, 2021

Richard
www.craggyaero.com

Do they have any plans to include 978? I have a dual-band ADS-B receiver and Flarm. There is a large percentage of aircraft on 978 that I'm not seeing on Flarm.

Doug, what is a large percentage in your opinion? Total number of positions in the last 30 days on 1090 Mhz equals 40,278,138,192 and on UAT 6,000,664. Let's divide the first number by 100 to assume that most of those positions are at higher altitude and only 1% at altitude relevant to us. So it is 6,000,664/402,781,381 * 100 = 1.489%
As you see you are not missing much, unless you are in a special place near a large flight school that decided to install UATs. I don't see many UAT aircraft in the North East, but I agree it would be nice to have support for UAT.


I'm flying a motor glider out of an airport that has about 200 operations per day. At first, I had a transponder with 1090 ADS-B out ( a Trig setup). I also had a Flarm for seeing traffic. I watched many flights take off and did not see all of them on my Flarm display. I talked to the other pilots in the hangars nearby. Most had Garmin transponder with Garmin ADS-B out. They are all using 978 out. They have not heard of Flarm and of course, their ADS-B in equipment doesn't see Flarm.
ADS-B on 978 is only used in the USA. I would hope that Flarm would have included it with the latest improvements for everyone's safety. I don't believe it is a small number of aircraft, but I couldn't find any numbers to know how many. Garmin is very popular and there are reasons they choose 978.. If you do your research you will see the advantages.
I have a dual-band ADS-B receiver. These devices output the trafic information by WiFi. I have an Ipad running Foreflight software that I can highly recommend. This can be done with an I-phone too. I know panel space can be small. I hope that some of the modern flight computers add software that can recieve the information from these ADS-b dual band receivers.


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Old November 8th 20, 06:39 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mike Schumann[_2_]
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Default PowerFlarm offers new Version, PowerFlarm Fusion Includes Manynew standard Features!

On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11:32:11 PM UTC-6, Mike Schumann wrote:
On Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4:55:37 PM UTC-6, Richard Pfiffner wrote:
PowerFlarm officially releasing the new PowerFLARM Fusion. It replaces PowerFLARM Core and comes loaded with features:

• Connect smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
• FLARM Hub web app for easy upgrades, configuration, and maintenance
• GDL 90 protocol for streaming traffic data to EFBs like ForeFlight and SkyDemon
• Worldwide interoperability (only one version)
• Previously optional features are now included: Radio Diversity (RFB), 1090 Receiver (ADS-B, Mode-S), IGC, ENL, and Audio. No need to purchase licenses.
• Updated antenna connectors — all screw-on
• Hassle-free upgrade from PowerFLARM Core


For complete details see:

http://www.craggyaero.com/fusion.htm

Standard Base Price $1795, Introductory Price $1526 until Jan 31, 2021

Richard
www.craggyaero.com

Does PowerFlarm Fusion support TIS-B?

Also, does PowerFLARM Fusion support ADS-R?
  #17  
Old November 8th 20, 02:00 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Andrzej Kobus
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Default PowerFlarm offers new Version, PowerFlarm Fusion Includes Manynew standard Features!

On Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 12:30:46 AM UTC-5, Mike Schumann wrote:
On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 8:10:28 PM UTC-6, Andrzej Kobus wrote:
On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:02:53 PM UTC-5, Doug Levy wrote:
On Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:55:37 PM UTC-8, Richard Pfiffner wrote:
PowerFlarm officially releasing the new PowerFLARM Fusion. It replaces PowerFLARM Core and comes loaded with features:

• Connect smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
• FLARM Hub web app for easy upgrades, configuration, and maintenance
• GDL 90 protocol for streaming traffic data to EFBs like ForeFlight and SkyDemon
• Worldwide interoperability (only one version)
• Previously optional features are now included: Radio Diversity (RFB), 1090 Receiver (ADS-B, Mode-S), IGC, ENL, and Audio. No need to purchase licenses.
• Updated antenna connectors — all screw-on
• Hassle-free upgrade from PowerFLARM Core


For complete details see:

http://www.craggyaero.com/fusion.htm

Standard Base Price $1795, Introductory Price $1526 until Jan 31, 2021

Richard
www.craggyaero.com
Do they have any plans to include 978? I have a dual-band ADS-B receiver and Flarm. There is a large percentage of aircraft on 978 that I'm not seeing on Flarm.

Doug, what is a large percentage in your opinion? Total number of positions in the last 30 days on 1090 Mhz equals 40,278,138,192 and on UAT 6,000,664. Let's divide the first number by 100 to assume that most of those positions are at higher altitude and only 1% at altitude relevant to us. So it is 6,000,664/402,781,381 * 100 = 1.489%
As you see you are not missing much, unless you are in a special place near a large flight school that decided to install UATs. I don't see many UAT aircraft in the North East, but I agree it would be nice to have support for UAT.

Where are you getting these statistics? I have a FlightAware ADS-B receiver at my cabin in Western WI. About 25% of the GA aircraft that fly over my cabin do not show up on my ADS-B receiver, which is 1090ES only. I suspect that most of these aircraft are UAT equipped.


Flightaware.com
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Old November 8th 20, 02:03 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Andrzej Kobus
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Default PowerFlarm offers new Version, PowerFlarm Fusion Includes Manynew standard Features!

On Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 8:00:34 AM UTC-5, Andrzej Kobus wrote:
On Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 12:30:46 AM UTC-5, Mike Schumann wrote:
On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 8:10:28 PM UTC-6, Andrzej Kobus wrote:
On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:02:53 PM UTC-5, Doug Levy wrote:
On Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:55:37 PM UTC-8, Richard Pfiffner wrote:
PowerFlarm officially releasing the new PowerFLARM Fusion. It replaces PowerFLARM Core and comes loaded with features:

• Connect smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
• FLARM Hub web app for easy upgrades, configuration, and maintenance
• GDL 90 protocol for streaming traffic data to EFBs like ForeFlight and SkyDemon
• Worldwide interoperability (only one version)
• Previously optional features are now included: Radio Diversity (RFB), 1090 Receiver (ADS-B, Mode-S), IGC, ENL, and Audio. No need to purchase licenses.
• Updated antenna connectors — all screw-on
• Hassle-free upgrade from PowerFLARM Core


For complete details see:

http://www.craggyaero.com/fusion.htm

Standard Base Price $1795, Introductory Price $1526 until Jan 31, 2021

Richard
www.craggyaero.com
Do they have any plans to include 978? I have a dual-band ADS-B receiver and Flarm. There is a large percentage of aircraft on 978 that I'm not seeing on Flarm.
Doug, what is a large percentage in your opinion? Total number of positions in the last 30 days on 1090 Mhz equals 40,278,138,192 and on UAT 6,000,664. Let's divide the first number by 100 to assume that most of those positions are at higher altitude and only 1% at altitude relevant to us. So it is 6,000,664/402,781,381 * 100 = 1.489%
As you see you are not missing much, unless you are in a special place near a large flight school that decided to install UATs. I don't see many UAT aircraft in the North East, but I agree it would be nice to have support for UAT.

Where are you getting these statistics? I have a FlightAware ADS-B receiver at my cabin in Western WI. About 25% of the GA aircraft that fly over my cabin do not show up on my ADS-B receiver, which is 1090ES only. I suspect that most of these aircraft are UAT equipped.


Flightaware.com


To be more precise FlightAware ADS-B Statistics https://flightaware.com/adsb/stats/
Select top countries and the first entry is USA with the data I gave you.
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Old November 8th 20, 02:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default PowerFlarm offers new Version, PowerFlarm Fusion Includes Manynew standard Features!

On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 1:52:32 PM UTC-5, George Haeh wrote:
Hopefully FCC will allow transmit on both antennas, which would be really helpful for carbon fiber gliders and towplanes.


Agree strongly.
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Old November 8th 20, 06:34 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mike Schumann[_2_]
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Default PowerFlarm offers new Version, PowerFlarm Fusion Includes Manynew standard Features!

On Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 7:03:09 AM UTC-6, Andrzej Kobus wrote:
On Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 8:00:34 AM UTC-5, Andrzej Kobus wrote:
On Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 12:30:46 AM UTC-5, Mike Schumann wrote:
On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 8:10:28 PM UTC-6, Andrzej Kobus wrote:
On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:02:53 PM UTC-5, Doug Levy wrote:
On Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:55:37 PM UTC-8, Richard Pfiffner wrote:
PowerFlarm officially releasing the new PowerFLARM Fusion. It replaces PowerFLARM Core and comes loaded with features:

• Connect smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
• FLARM Hub web app for easy upgrades, configuration, and maintenance
• GDL 90 protocol for streaming traffic data to EFBs like ForeFlight and SkyDemon
• Worldwide interoperability (only one version)
• Previously optional features are now included: Radio Diversity (RFB), 1090 Receiver (ADS-B, Mode-S), IGC, ENL, and Audio. No need to purchase licenses.
• Updated antenna connectors — all screw-on
• Hassle-free upgrade from PowerFLARM Core


For complete details see:

http://www.craggyaero.com/fusion.htm

Standard Base Price $1795, Introductory Price $1526 until Jan 31, 2021

Richard
www.craggyaero.com
Do they have any plans to include 978? I have a dual-band ADS-B receiver and Flarm. There is a large percentage of aircraft on 978 that I'm not seeing on Flarm.
Doug, what is a large percentage in your opinion? Total number of positions in the last 30 days on 1090 Mhz equals 40,278,138,192 and on UAT 6,000,664. Let's divide the first number by 100 to assume that most of those positions are at higher altitude and only 1% at altitude relevant to us. So it is 6,000,664/402,781,381 * 100 = 1.489%
As you see you are not missing much, unless you are in a special place near a large flight school that decided to install UATs. I don't see many UAT aircraft in the North East, but I agree it would be nice to have support for UAT.
Where are you getting these statistics? I have a FlightAware ADS-B receiver at my cabin in Western WI. About 25% of the GA aircraft that fly over my cabin do not show up on my ADS-B receiver, which is 1090ES only. I suspect that most of these aircraft are UAT equipped.


Flightaware.com

To be more precise FlightAware ADS-B Statistics https://flightaware.com/adsb/stats/
Select top countries and the first entry is USA with the data I gave you.

That is totally misleading. What you are looking at is the number of aircraft seen by FlightAware. There are almost no FlightAware receivers in the US that are configured to receive UAT ADS-B OUT transmissions. The VAST majority of FlightAware receivers are 1090ES only.

The only reliable way to determine the 1090ES vs UAT equipage is to get this data from the FAA. They have all of this data, given that everyone equipped with ADS-B has to run an ADS-B performance report, which requires the pilot to identify not only what frequency the ADS-B OUT is on, but also the manufacturer of the ADS-B transmitter and GPS source.

When you look at the low cost UAT ADS-B options available from Garmin, uAvionix, and others, I would be willing to wager that a very significant proportion of the GA fleet is UAT equipped.
 




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