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SkyEcho 2 - Temporary Loss of target


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andyboy_uk
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Hi all,

An idea for consideration..    When a traffic target signal is temporarily lost by SkyEcho, would anyone else find it useful if SD kept the last known location of the aircraft on the SkyDemon display for a short period of time (post signal loss) before it disappears fully from the screen.   

Perhaps it could fade out over 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds becoming more transparent or perhaps could be highlighted in a different colour (red/grey) to indicate the actual signal has been lost but still show the last known position, heading and reported altitude. 

When looking outside the window for traffic, and failing to identify it, when glancing back at the SD screen to see the aircraft has disappeared may lead to a longer time spent looking for it on the screen rather than outside the window.

If the aircraft was still present on the screen indicating a signal loss it would reduce the time spent looking inside the aircraft instead of outside for the traffic.

Open to the crowd for thoughts, suggestions and rejections.

Cheers,
A

Tim Dawson
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We already do, for a maximum of five seconds, which is as long as we are comfortable doing it.
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Thanks for the quick response Tim and the new (to me) info.   SD is a great bit of kit, congratulations to you and the team and keep up the sterling work.

Cheers
Andy

Peter Robertson
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Hi Andy,

If a traffic target ‘disappears’ from your screen, it has either moved out of range, or more likely, the transmission (or reception) has become obstructed by aircraft bodywork or occupants at one (or both) ends. If the aircraft that ‘disappeared’ was close, the last thing we want is to encourage users to fixate on their screens when they need to be maximising their lookout outside the aircraft, and whilst increasing observation in the last known direction is understandable, you MUST NOT concentrate solely on this area to the exclusion of all others. Remember, for every aircraft reported on your display there will be at least one other NOT reported and probably more. Hence I support SkyDemon’s current performance.
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