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Old 20th Jun 2011, 10:04
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Anyone been able to get Oz 2.0 to work in a Boeing (besides Stearman) cockpit?

Works just fine peering out a pax window but I have not been able to get a satellite lock in the 777 cockpit.

Maybe the rear side windows might work in the 767 Keg.
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 10:43
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I've spent ages trying to get my Garmin Nuvi to lock on in both the 777 and A330 cockpits, it will but never for very long!!

Down the back it works just fine ( as you've said )

Makes the average Speed a little to high but impresses friends in my car when I show them my max speed of 1000km/h ...
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 10:54
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Maynot be relevant but an Airbus pilot used my Garmin GPSMAP296 in cockpit of A340 very succesfully (standard on unit antenna).
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 11:20
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I would have thought that the windscreen heaters make a perfect Faraday cage in the front, so no reception.

Eyebrow windows are a thing of the past, and i can't remember if the opening side windows are heated (with conductive film) or not.
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 11:25
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Will there be an option to cache data on your computer so as the data can be shared between your iphone and Ipad? stoping double downloading.
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 12:02
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everyone will hit the downloads page and bring the OzRunways ISP down
Yeah this happened for 30 minutes on opening day (as 300 gb was downloaded in about 12 hrs...they weren't very happy). We've moved all our big files over to rackspace cloud hosting (a more mainstream, reliable & redundant system) so it shouldn't happen again. The files are available for about 3 weeks before the new amendment anyway, so there is always sufficient time to download the new ones before a big trip away.

Will there be an option to cache data on your computer so as the data can be shared between your iphone and Ipad? stoping double downloading.
No you'll have to download them individually; it's not that much data really (15mb average per map, plus 150mb for DAP amendments). ERSA is 20mb, AIP is 6mb. WAC is about 200mb but you only need to do that once (They only change half of Australia every 2 years). 4x a year for ERSA/AIP/DAP, and 2x a year for maps.

Works just fine peering out a pax window but I have not been able to get a satellite lock in the 777 cockpit.
Yeah I have the same problem with my heated windows. Apparently bluetooth GPS is the trick (with much better fixes/updates too).

This was from a pax trip to Perth today out the back window:


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Old 20th Jun 2011, 12:25
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Chuckles, worked fine in the Douglas/Boeing 717 t'other night. Only tried for a few mins but it showed us on the airway, correct altitude give or take a bit, and accurate ground speed.

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Old 20th Jun 2011, 21:23
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Ordered a knee dock. I'm not sure that anyone has found the ideal solution for holding this thing yet, so I'm prepared to experiment.
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 21:44
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I'm trying a windscreen suction mount for $10 delivered from DealExtreme.com
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 21:50
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Hopefully compare notes in a few weeks time.
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 23:09
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Shags, I take it those extra screens, (eta, EET, BDG, HSI Arc etc) are extras when you subscribe from the trial?
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 02:47
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Has anyone found a good solution (apart from the suction cap to the window thingy) to hooking the Iphone in a position that it is readable? At this stage I cant afford the Ipad(not for a few months anyway bugger it).

I though something that attaches to the yoke might be a goer kinda like those Garmin clips?

And Nick
You need to hit direct to:
Just tap your finger on the screen near where you wanna go, and it will give you options.Select the option you desire, and it will then give you eet etc.

And of course, just as I ask the question I find what Im looking for
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 02:55
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Well now, don't I feel like a right idiot
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 04:56
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Maybe cheaper here
RAM Mount iPhone 3G 3GS Clamp Mount RAP-B-121-AP6, RAP-B-121-AP6U
I think GPSCity is run by an expat Aussie with a bad Canadian accent (see it on the instruction/demo video's for each item you look up).
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 06:02
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Couldn't get it to lock on anywhere in the A320 flight deck.
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 07:18
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Shags, I take it those extra screens, (eta, EET, BDG, HSI Arc etc) are extras when you subscribe from the trial?
The extra row appears when you do a direct to. The full HSI comes up when you tap the small compass screen.
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 07:44
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Has anyone found a good solution (apart from the suction cap to the window thingy) to hooking the Iphone in a position that it is readable?
if there is enough room on your panel, i found a piece of adhesive back velcro worked wonders. hook side stuck to panel in clear spot, loop side stuck to iphone cover. worked a treat.
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 12:21
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Chime Chuck, no joy on the 767. I'm looking at a Bluetooth GPS for it.
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 12:30
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Used it quite a few times now in the 737, both up front and paxing, doesn't seem to have any real problems finding satellites. Bit slow sometimes but always comes through.
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 12:40
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You have some extra windows I think
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