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  • pointing to sky to ident a plane

    what needs to be activated ,beside having app running to make the point to sky feature work ?

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    A phone with both GPS (current postion) and accurate compas (direction/azmuth)
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    • #3
      And of course for it to be fully identified on the web page also. If its position is unknown, it won't appear. Still a large proportion do not broadcast full information in some countries/aircraft sizes.

      Have discovered a lot of tablets do not come with a compass (silly) which has caught people out
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      • #4
        What is "point to sky" any links with more info? Sounds very interesting.

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        • #5
          Click the binoculars top right on the app
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          • #6
            Sorry, I have no idea what you mean, but I have visions of tracking cameras on top of antennas. i.e. if two cameras are separated by a significant distance and capture the same aircraft at the same time, if the coordinates of the cameras and the angles of the camera are known, you could conceivably derive an exact location of the aircraft.

            It would be like a gigantic set of eyes.

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            • #7
              Its VR using your camera to what is around.

              There are screenshots in the app homes. And the binoculars are how its activated

              https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ar24free&hl=en
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              • #8
                Thanks for that link.
                I was wondering about this part though:
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                Flightradar24 Free features include:
                * Identify any aircraft flying overhead with Augmented Reality view
                Does that include the normally Barr blocked traffic?

                There is a lot of traffic in my area right now due to the Super Bowl and see a lot of traffic on VR that doesn't appear on FR24.
                Also, as usual KSJC-18 and KSJC-12 are still leaking major MLAT data to FR24 and continue to inhibit the legitimate MLAT sources.

                I was watching your area in NZ and noticed that you don't seem to have that problem and your area has a lot of very good quality MLAT radar sources.

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                • #9
                  No. VR=AR

                  And if you have the limit set to 300nm. You wont see them with your tiny camera. But the labels will appear
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                  • #10
                    On the camera thing, I was thinking for aircraft that are flying within about 10K feet of my house, which they often do. It might make a great augmentation to MLAT.

                    BTW there is a lot of homeland security and secret aircraft in the area. One of them seemed to circle my house for awhile. I wonder if they picked up on my FR24 wifi feed? I have the pi very close to the antenna and connected via wifi. Nobody called though .

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                    • #11
                      Tried it but it was way off. I could see the plane at the beginning of my screen but FR24 showed it in the middle of my screen
                      Any tips?
                      F-SMZO2

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                      • #12
                        Hi GitseBase,

                        Sorry to hear the AR view wasn't accurate for you, it could be that your compass requires calibration. To do this please move your device slowly in a figure of 8 a few times. This should then help calibrate your device's compass and the AR should work better


                        Originally posted by GitseBase View Post
                        Tried it but it was way off. I could see the plane at the beginning of my screen but FR24 showed it in the middle of my screen
                        Any tips?
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