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Using a SkyEcho 2


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tnowak
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I am considering purchasing a SE2 in the near future as an ADS-B and FLARM receiver only (I have ADS-B Out via my Trig transponder).
I run SD on my Samsung S8 smartphone, so currently use the phone's internal GPS receiver for navigation, which works perfectly.
As I understand it, when using SE2 (as a receiver only) I will start using SE2's built in GPS receiver. Is this correct? 

If my SE2 fails, due to battery depletion etc., will SD automatically switch GPS source back to the smartphone source so I don't lose in-flight navigation functionality?
Thanks Tony

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That is correct. No, SkyDemon does not switch automatically between GPS/traffic sources. We display a large banner if connectivity is lost to the device you're using, and you'd have to switch out of, then back into navigation mode using your new preferred device.
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I've been using an SE2 with Android tablets for over a year now and it works very well. I have had the tablets drop off the SE2's WiFi network a couple of times but it's been fine in recent months.

It does give a clear warning and it's an easy selection to return to internal GPS. I've not tried reversing the procedure but I guess there would be little problem assuming the SE2 is serviceable. 


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Hi tnowak,

I am also using SE2 since two years now, works perfect. Just additionally to the previous posts, be aware that you will need to purchase a yearly FLARM license on the SD webpage.
 

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Thanks all for your replies.
Tony

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