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nje
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Haven't managed to fly with it yet, but have been playing and it seems to run without fault, the airfield plates are an excellent feature. I use a 5 inch device and was surprised to find a 'simulator' on it. It flies the chosen route nicely.

The glide safe feature, is very clever it shows up and performs well. Unfortunately my aircraft is on its annual so I can't get aloft to check it out further.

Well done
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I agree - the beta seems very stable, although like nje, I haven't had chance to fly with it yet (my plane is stuck in Sandown having gone tech :-( ). The GlideSafe feature is an excellent idea, and I'm going to look forward to trying it during a PFL on a windy day to see how it behaves in real life.

Keep up the good work at SkyDemon, and thank you for everything you've given to GA already.

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At last! I've been able to fly today even though the conditions weren't all that good. I flew from Hawarden into the Wings and Wheels event at Wellesbourne.

Skydemon on my 5 inch device and the latest 'beta' version performed excently. I turned on the 'glidesafe' and it did exactly as it should, the airspace was very busy with the Red Arrows and B.B.M.F. at 3 different venues all close by and a mass transit from a lot of microlights but the warnings from SD kept poping up with its messages and screen highlights to remind me.

I also saved the routes to 'cloud and then downloaded them to my device, No problems to report. Well done
Edited 6/17/2012 5:16:40 PM by nje
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Like NJE I've been unable to fly for a while but checking out the 2.4beta on the ground the improvements are great.

I love the ability to be able to access VFR airfield plates, but although I've ticked the IFR box in the plates filtering I am unable to access any IFR plates - is this just not implemented yet?

I cannot view the plates on my WinCE mobile device after syncing - is this by design, and if so will the plates eventually be transferred to, and readable on, the mobile platform - I hope so?

With cloud storage I would like to be able to sync my local routes with the cloud storage rather than just the load/save function that is currently available - is this a possibility for the future?

When saving a new route could the default file name be set to the title of the planning window (i.e. "departure - destination")?

Simon
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IFR plates are still being loaded into our system and they will become available over the next week or so.

At the moment we don't have a way of showing PDFs on WinCE devices. If and when a way becomes available to us we'll pursue it.

Sync to cloud storage would be great but we need to have a really good idea of what people expect from it so we avoid unintended data loss due to overwriting etc.

Filename idea sounds good.
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Filename idea sounds good.


Thanks Tim I see you've implemented this in the 20th June Beta release but only for "Save to Cloud..." and not for "Save" and "Save As..." - was there a reason for this or just an oversight?

In the "Plates" window can you make the list collapsible by clicking on each airfield name to expand/collapse the list of plates for that airfield, because when displaying IFR charts for several airfields the list can become overly long? Also could you add a magnifying glass (search) icon against each airfield name to search for that airfield (like the NOTAM window has).

When syncing to a mobile (WinCE) device could you at least transfer the plate PDF files to a "plates" directory on the mobile device and leave it up to the user to install and use a PDF reader to access them?
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The SkyDemon Facebook page says that UK postcode search is available on the latest 2.4 beta. I can't get this to work, do I have to do something to enable it?

Simon
Tim Dawson
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Visit the SkyDemon downloads page to download the UK postcode database.
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Tim Dawson (21/06/2012)
Visit the SkyDemon downloads page to download the UK postcode database.


Thanks Tim,

I can confirm that the postcode search works for me now that I've downloaded the database.

A suggestion: Would it be better to download the postcode data files as part of the charts download/update facility (i.e. add the UK Postcode database as a separate 'chart' which I can select for download/update with other charts, and the same for the BGA turning points data), this would simplify updates and adding additional postcode databases as they become available.

Many thanks,
Simon
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I also have now managed to get the postcode facility working. I must admit I needed a little help from SD Head Office, who explained that you needed to type in the full postcode in the "Find" box before it is shown - obvious now!

One thing I noticed (unless I missed a trick) is that although the position of the postcode is shown as a 'cross' on the map, you can not directly insert it as a waypoint. You can note the lat & long given in the "Find" box, and then create a user-defined waypoint as normal. Maybe a tweak in the future could make this process automatic, if required by the user?

Great job team.Smile
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