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    What is the deal with planefinder.net?

    They seem to have the same amount of aircraft as flightradar24.com except for MLAT which they do not have.

    Are the two sites sharing data?

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    Originally posted by Kpin View Post
    What is the deal with planefinder.net?

    They seem to have the same amount of aircraft as flightradar24.com except for MLAT which they do not have.

    Are the two sites sharing data?
    I think they are competitors ... but, users of 'planeplotter' software on windows can share with both. Though Planeplotter does do MLAT I think the planeplotter license does not allow the sharing of the MLAT data since it is derived from other peoples receivers as well as your own - so is not yours to share. You may find there are many areas where FR24 has more cover than planefinder (asia, africa, etc) where there are less people feeding and those people have FR24 specific receivers (both FR24 supplied and Raspberry Pi's etc)

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    • #3
      Flightradar24 and Planefinder are 2 separate plane trackers. FR24 was founded in 2006 and PF in 2010.

      I just want to comment the coverage question. Planefinder actually have far less aircraft covered compared to FR24 but as they are caching all flights for 30 minutes after lost coverage and just continue to draw them in a straight line, which increases the number of shown aircraft on map. But the aircraft can be off course or could have landed on an airport hundreds of miles away. Just an example, most flights from Europe heading for airports in southern Spain end up somewhere in Africa before they disappear from map/cache https://www.dropbox.com/s/0tkxapx8wv...lanefinder.PNG

      That explains why there are differences between data shown on FR24 and PF.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kpin View Post
        What is the deal with planefinder.net?

        They seem to have the same amount of aircraft as flightradar24.com except for MLAT which they do not have.

        Are the two sites sharing data?
        At least in Thailand, the number of planes tracked are clearly different.


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        T-VTBD1 : RadarBox 3km North of VTBD
        T-VTBD2 : RPi MLAT 300m South of VTBD

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        • #5
          PF seem to have a feeder near Ubon Ratchathani where FR24 seem to have a gap.

          But then there are many gaps all over the world where locals viewing the site see there is no cover. It would be great if they would install a feeder (start up cost can be as little as $20 US for a R820T dongle + home brew antenna using an existing windows PC, add maybe $60 for a Raspberry Pi so it can run 24/7 stand alone)

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