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Autopilot + COM freq. over BT to RS232

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By vikino - 3/10/2024 12:08:26 PM

Any news on this?
By Bouwair - 4/25/2024 12:12:20 PM

Hello Tim,
Maybe not a lot of people are mentioning this, but i think a lot of people would like to have this. We would like the options for the G5 the gamin auto pilot and the AT-1 together with the setup for the radio.
By vikino - 4/25/2024 5:06:31 PM

Bouwair - 4/25/2024 12:12:20 PM
Hello Tim,
Maybe not a lot of people are mentioning this, but i think a lot of people would like to have this. We would like the options for the G5 the gamin auto pilot and the AT-1 together with the setup for the radio.

That exactly what i think too, and what i want to get...
Then you dont have to feed g5 or any AP with gps like garmin aera...
By Tim Dawson - 5/22/2024 1:36:08 PM

Would you expect SkyDemon to send GPRMB sentences only, or also synthesize GPRMC sentences and similar?
By vikino - 5/27/2024 11:27:45 AM

Tim Dawson - 5/22/2024 1:36:08 PM
Would you expect SkyDemon to send GPRMB sentences only, or also synthesize GPRMC sentences and similar?

Wozld be great to have GPRMC too
By vikino - 5/27/2024 9:23:18 PM

Tim Dawson - 5/22/2024 1:36:08 PM
Would you expect SkyDemon to send GPRMB sentences only, or also synthesize GPRMC sentences and similar?

GPRMC, GPRMB, GPGGA, and one of GPBOD or GPAPB
By Tim Dawson - 5/28/2024 9:09:41 AM

That makes life harder, because usually we do not even have access to raw GPS sentences, so we would need to be creating those messages with synthesized information. Please email us through the contact form on our website, and ask for it to be forwarded to me, and we can continue this discussion offline. In due course I'll be able to make a beta available to you for testing purposes.
By Tim Dawson - 6/12/2024 8:55:23 AM

How strange that now we're focusing on exactly this development, nobody in this thread wishes to help.
By Tim Dawson - 3/11/2024 10:37:15 AM

No news at the moment. It simply isn't something that is requested a great deal, so at the moment we are busy on other things.
By vikino - 6/1/2023 5:02:31 AM

Hi all, there has been a lot of discussions about this, but never resulted in any way.
Is it possible, somehow, to get out from SkyDemon over bluetooth to RS232 converter some data?
From my current Aera 760 i have over serial port connected autopilot and Trig radio so Aera can feed AP with planned track and when i click on airfields com freq it sets stand by freq. But, it is Garmin and their weird navigation point stupid names, airfields without names and so on...

This will be nice to have on SkyDemon, are there some possibilities?
Vitek
By Tim Dawson - 5/8/2024 10:38:34 AM

Ok, we have started work on getting NMEA autopilot sentences out of SkyDemon, and we would like to explore the Bluetooth option.

vikino, are you still willing to test this? What's your current recommendation for a Bluetooth-to-RS232 device? We will need to purchase one/some for testing in our office, and figure out a good way of testing that the data really is getting to the RS232 feed from the device.
By vikino - 5/8/2024 11:53:31 AM

Tim Dawson - 5/8/2024 10:38:34 AM
Ok, we have started work on getting NMEA autopilot sentences out of SkyDemon, and we would like to explore the Bluetooth option.

vikino, are you still willing to test this? What's your current recommendation for a Bluetooth-to-RS232 device? We will need to purchase one/some for testing in our office, and figure out a good way of testing that the data really is getting to the RS232 feed from the device.

Hello, off course i want to, also with AP if it is possible to send COM freq to radio by clicking of freq in SD.
Best what i hafe found, tested and best for this usage is IRXON BT578 v3, it can do BT Com (SPP profile) and also BLE, so it works with Apple and Android
By Tim Dawson - 5/8/2024 1:26:00 PM

Is either of these the correct item?

By vikino - 5/8/2024 1:44:14 PM


The first one
By Tim Dawson - 5/8/2024 2:25:43 PM

Ok, I've ordered one, it should turn up in the next two weeks.
By vikino - 5/8/2024 3:51:06 PM

Tim Dawson - 5/8/2024 2:25:43 PM
Ok, I've ordered one, it should turn up in the next two weeks.


Let me know when you have app prepared for testing, at best for Android, apk or whatever i can install. I already made RS232 connector in my plane, so im ready plug and play, or plug and fly Smile
By Tim Dawson - 5/9/2024 8:58:04 AM

It's likely to be an iOS development first, but I'll post here when we have something working.
By vikino - 5/9/2024 8:26:38 PM

Tim Dawson - 5/9/2024 8:58:04 AM
It's likely to be an iOS development first, but I'll post here when we have something working.

Okay, i have also some apple device, so no problem with testing on apple first...
By gs-avionik.de - 5/10/2024 10:25:26 AM

If it helps I can also offer tests with a KRT2 radio which is available via an BLE-compatible device (esp32 based).
By vikino - 5/11/2024 11:50:57 AM

gs-avionik.de - 5/10/2024 10:25:26 AM
If it helps I can also offer tests with a KRT2 radio which is available via an BLE-compatible device (esp32 based).

I have hard wired TRIG TY96, TY91, some Garmin radios, its no problem to test them all Smile
Afterwards we can try to connect Garrecht TRX-1500 air traffic over the same Bluetooth, because its also working in my plane over the same RS232 like autopilot, and its already supported in SD, only newer version AT-1, but sentences are the same.

Those features will be HUGE improvement in SD for all pilots Smile