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SteveB_Z5

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Flam Traffic on CNII
« on: September 17, 2020, 03:36:51 PM »
In regards to the Flarm indications on the ClearNavII: for every traffic, I saw the Contest ID, and the rate of climb. I did not see the relative (or absolute) altitude of that traffic, only arrows for above/below. Is that what you remember? Is it configurable? It would make more sense to display altitude rather than rate of climb, if it can’t show both. I could not find a place to configure this, on the setup page. Although I know I can see this info. on the butterfly display, still it would be nice to have it also on the ClearNavII screen.

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Re: Flam Traffic on CNII
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 01:14:26 PM »
The relative altitude number was replaced with the chevron scheme about 2016. 

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Re: Flam Traffic on CNII
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 05:49:40 PM »
Quite a few pilots feel that the relative altitude of Flarm targets is one of the more important bits of information, they would want to see on the ClearNavII display. Do you think there is any chance the ClearNav folks would consider bringing it back, in future versions? Perhaps even having this user-configurable, so every user can check box in the settings, what data of Flarm targets he wants to see on his display? (I.e. contest ID, relative altitude, rate of climb).

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Re: Flam Traffic on CNII
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2020, 05:12:10 AM »
My opinion:  Relative altitude is far more useful than climb rate.  Rex knows all about it :-).  I do know we have a software engineer looking over some possibilities for further product development.  I have no info on specifics or timeline.

CN2 is great at plotting target locations and transmitting collision warnings.  Various small stand alone devices are better for details, such as relative altitude, climb rate, distance.  I have an LXNav Flarmview 57 in my panel, which does a pretty good job of providing the details, as long as your vision can cope with the very small fonts. 
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Re: Flam Traffic on CNII
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 10:00:17 PM »
Chevrons based on calculated angle is crap!
As soon as the traffic is >10km away the chevrons always show --
If insisting to keep the chevrons to avoid numbers I propose the following:
Instead of using the angle, use the altitude difference.
2^= >1500ft
^  = +300 ft to +1500ft
--  = +300 ft to -300ft
v   =  -300 ft to -1500ft
2v =  <-1500ft
this way we can see the height difference independent of distance
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Re: Flam Traffic on CNII
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2020, 06:29:49 AM »
Rex and I agree that chevrons based on angle isn't useful.

I've been working with our (new) software developer on better flarm presentation (among other things).  There's hope.

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