I’ve been so busy I keep forgetting to update posts here since I usually post them to the Sky Fun Facebook page. Anyway, this is the latest and greatest as of May 27, 2020. You can get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=space.skyfun.stratofier
Aviation-related articles and videos.
I finally got around to porting the Rosco2Garmin app to Android, now rebranded as “Stratopilot”. Unfortunately the Android version of Garmin Pilot doesn’t support traffic messages, only AHRS messages, but features on the iOS version slowly make their way to the Android version so hopefully traffic should automagically just work once they enable it. Recently […]
Stratofier 22.214.171.124 Available
The latest version of Stratofier adds an ownship specification so you don’t see your own ADS-B position (that would always be dead center with the exact same heading and altitude you’re at). Bearing and distance to either the Direct-To airport or the From-To destination airport added to the top left of the display, when set.
RoscoPi is now branded as Stratofier and is now available on the Google Play store here. Most of the changes in the current release are tweaks and fixes to laying out many of the text items that were problematic. Enjoy! At the same time I’ve started aligning everything under the SkyFun brand and the old […]
RoscoPi Feature Update
A short video showing the crosswind component feature addition and landscape mode support added to the RoscoPi app.
Budget Aviation Headsets
A quick overview of the three budget priced aviation headsets I have experience with. The short version is that the Kore is probably the overall best, the RuggedAir is acceptable, and the Faro would be the clear winner if the microphone weren’t so weak.
MPow Ground Loop Isolator
A quick overview of the MPow ground loop isolator that solved an annoying buzzing in the comm system of my airplane. It’s meant for automotive use but works just as well for aviation headsets with an adapter.
Camping at Campbell Field 9VG
A quick weekend camping trip out to Campbell Field off the coast of Virginia.
Raspberry Pi Based Aviation Sensor platform Update
Update on the progress of the project I’m working on that uses a Raspberry Pi Zero W with a 3D Robotics pitot-static tube and pressure sensor, Adafruit BNO055 attitude and magnetometer sensor, and an Adafruit Barometric Sensor to collect real time attitude and true airspeed data and send it via WiFi to a tablet-based app […]
Raspberry Pi Zero W based Aviation sensor platform
This is one of those let’s get the parts and see how it goes projects. All the sensors are tied to a Raspberry Pi Zero W with a display/button hat. This video doesn’t include the barometric pressure sensor that I added afterwards. The idea is to use a pitot-static tube with a pressure sensor, an […]