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Is SkyDemon now compatible with Windows 8 ?


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janstee74
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Has anyone tried it or could this be a future development for skyDemon ?
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Do you mean Windows 8 on a PC or are you referring to a tablet?

I know it works perfectly well on a PC running windows 8, but I have a feeling that win 8 on tablets isn't the full version and therefore won't run SD. I'm sure others with the tablets will be along soon and can offfer more information.
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Yep for windows desktop 8. Thanks for letting me know.
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After waiting in vain for SD on Android I purchased WIN8 tablet (Asus TF810C) 24/01/2013 so I could sync it with SD Nav on Chinese Win CE. The combination works well. Plan on the tablet, sync and fly with CE GPS. Ideal for flying light for away trips.

Conns:

I had hoped SD would be in APP form for Win8. (Like that for ipad). It isn't. So SD plan only runs on the desktop and the smaller print isn't scaleable. I'm glad I didn't buy a smaller screen from that point of view.

I purchased the Asus because it has built in GPS. I was hoping to use the tablet as a backup Navigation device in the air. However it seems (and Asus is not alone in this) that WIN8 built in GPS Tablets don't assign COM ports. This means SD (and Memory Map) cannot use the that GPS for navigation. I assume until the SD team write a win8 SD App I will have to buy a separate GPS unit to hook it up to. The inbuilt GPS works fine with the free GPS apps from the APP store (eg GPS 'Satellite')

Bottom line

SD plan works fine in Tablet desktop mode Win8 and syncs with Win CE devices. It would be great if the team would write a proper APP that allows scaleable text and also utilises built in GPS.

Update 4Mar2013

Purchased a Qtrek Blue GPS S3 Bluetooth GPS receiver. About £15 This was quickly identified by Win8 no conflicts and works well (COM8 baud9600 on this tablet)
Tested in the air with both SD and MMap. No problems. This tablet is rather large to use in flight

Update 9Apr2014

Have been using Centrafuse Localizer app with mixed success for 6months. This app reads the GPS/GNSS and makes it available via a virtual com port which SD etc can see. Version 4 tested in the air with SD and Memory Map. Seems quite good
Edited 4/9/2014 7:48:01 AM by Richardd55
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Hello, I have sd working without any problem on a Dell tablet with windows8.

Great program.

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Hi Rotordent,

I'm interested to know which Dell Tablet you have?

Is it Windows 8 (full version) or Windows RT?

Does it have a GPS chip built in?

I'm trying to locate a convertable Windows 8 tablet with built in GPS, so that I can use it for work & play, but I'm not having much luck as of yet.

thanks.

Shaun
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It can't be an RT one as SD doesn't work on that.
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Hi,

it's a dell slade st. I use an external usb gps positioner which works fine.

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