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Pilot Aware or SkyEcho?

Old 17th Oct 2020, 20:56
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Pilot Aware or SkyEcho?

Situation is 3 axis microlight without transponder but with SkyDemon on tablet in cockpit. Would I be better getting a PilotAware or SkyEcho to claim the Electronic Conspicuity Rebate currently on offer?

Any why?

My immediate thought is that whichever one tells me the most about aircraft coming towards me would be the best choice although that one is not obvious from a quick read of the product's blurb on the websites.

Do either of the devices do more to inform OTHER aircraft of MY position but give me less to think about?

I did see the Pilotaware presentation but the style and content didn't hold my attention and I came away knowing less than before.................



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Old 17th Oct 2020, 22:20
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I am ordering SE2 on the basis that ADSB is growing and promoted by our CAA. The alternative proprietry systems, cuŕrently popular, could soon be overtaken by this pan uk band. The principal other attraction is that se2 is self contained and can be put in the best and most convenint place on board. WiFi will tell my largish screen mobile on free fms where adsb planes are. That too is stand alone. Thus no wires, panel mods etc. Must make sense as we should all expect to be required to use adsb out in the nextcouple of years.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 11:21
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I have both because:

SE2 will not see other aircraft that have only PilotAware (P3i) and
PilotAware does not transmit ADSB-out, SE2 does.

I fly with PilotAware displaying traffic on the tablet because it shows other aircraft transmitting P3i, ADSB and, with some limitations, Flarm via the OGN ground stations.
SE2 will be making me more conspicuous by transmitting ADSB-out.
PilotAware does seem to show more targets than SE2 where I operate but there's little substitute for looking out - the one that gets you probably will not have either PA or SE2!

I'm sure others will have different opinions and experiences...
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 13:46
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I used Stratux with SkyDemon but there seems to have issues with antenna refresh rate. It could get stuck totally when in the air. I am still waiting for fixes.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 20:01
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Think that the only one the Military aircraft in the UK would pick up would be the SE2 as that transmits ADS-B
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 00:02
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Originally Posted by Blink182 View Post
Think that the only one the Military aircraft in the UK would pick up would be the SE2 as that transmits ADS-B
FLARM announced in 2014 "RAF Hurricane, Spitfire and Chipmunk aircraft have recently been fitted with a FLARM Collision Avoidance System."

Not sure if the rest of the BoB Memorial Flight and other RAF aircraft still have PowerFLARM.
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