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Pilot locator on smartphone

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Just been up a little too late last night, working on a cool new thing for all us smartphone users in the RC hobby.

Pilot locator for a smartphone, you can find flying fields, RC buddies and Hobby shops from your smart device, and that is in the entire world, currently there is over 4000 registration on the pilot locator. This is the biggest collection of registered flying fields on one map in the world. (far as I know)

Back to the new feature, the only thing you have to do, is get your smart phone, start up Google maps application, hit search, write http://map.rcheli.dk in the search field and you are ready to go, you can navigate to field, pilot and shop read details about them and you can write to pilot, fields and shop registrations on the map, there is a email function optimized for the smart phones too.

To register on the map, go to http://map.rcheli.dk from your PC.

Check out the intro video below, very easy:

And some screenshots:
The first thing you have to do, search for push-pins like this.
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

A zoomed in over-view of the registrations on the map, in my area.
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

More information about the current registation
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

A detaild overview from one registation, get this by pushing one push-pin on the map
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

Directions to the local RC shop
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

And overview of the registions currently loaded on the map
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

The email form for one registation, this is where you write mails to other people on the map
How to search for pilot locator on the smartphone google maps applikation

You need Google maps installed on your device to get the pilot locator to work.
Testet on:

  • Android, HTC Desire(Rooted)
  • IPhone, see issue list for current issue on the Iphone.
  • Ipad
  • Nokia E71
  • Known issues:

  • Pushpin icons on Iphone is default Google maps icons, can’t see the difference from pilot, field and shop on Iphone.
  • “Share this place” function in Google maps not working with the locations from http://map.rcheli.dk
  • Please post if you have tested this on another device and if it works or not. Thanks. Any input would be great.


    Alan Szabo goes quadrocopter

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    Smart phones can be used for alot of good thinks i know i used mine at 3D masters for updates my site from the flight line. But now Align(i thing) has found new ways of using the Iphone, controling a quadrocopter with an Iphone.

    I am missing some 3D action with that quadrocopter


    New German flying fields on map.rcheli.dk

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    It is raining outside today, the last day of my vacation and boy would i have loved spending the day flying, but NO !

    But i never waist time, i have been adding 448 new flying fields in Germany, really great. We now have 3981 over all registrations the highs registrations world wide, and you can see the new fields in Germany here http://map.rcheli.dk/?club&contry=eu zoom in for more details.

    I am working on integrating the flying fields to a smartphone solution. Keep your eyes open.

    We are only missing 19 then we hit 4000 overall registions are you going to help me achieve that goal ?
    Show your support by registering on the map, it is easy:

    http://map.rcheli.dk the biggest pilot and field locator in the world.

    Do you have a large amount of fields you would like to see on the pilot locator, please contact me (Tim P) and we can add them to the map.

    More informations about the pilot locator here http://rcheli.dk/rc-earth-information/


    Nitro vs Electric at 3D Masters 2010

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    At the 3D master i decided to try to count the number of nitro helicopters and the number of electric helicopters, and i did that more or less as promised, i installed an application on my android phone for editing excel document and i updated the document every hour or so and the result you can see here:

    Nitro flights Electric flights
    82 flights 17 flights

    Nitro still is the dominating choice, but it is just a question of time i am sure, you can’t see any difference in flight style between the two. Only how long the flight lasts.

    The results are not scientific. :)


    2 Helibatic 2010, Denmark

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    Back from Helibatic and in front of a real computer, I have just uploaded a few pictures from Helibatic, just to get you in the mood. I am not competing at Helibatic this year, sorry to say the other guys seemed like they where having a good time like always. But no I didn’t get the change to practice for the competition this year. But I did get some flights in today and the frenzy was kicking.

    Check out the pictures:

    IMAG0068.jpgIMAG0057.jpgIMAG0073.jpg

    YES that is my new Dynatron starter, it is working great.

    Check out the rest of the pictures here

    I got the chance to say high to Benjamin today, I meet him for the first time at PB Smackdown, he has only been flying for about a year, but dame this guy is good. Check out his video I made at Pitchbrother Smackdown 2010, I little late I know.

    The post from the phone today, was a test to see how well it was working, I am planning to update my site live from 3D masters this year, yes I am going lucky me :) keep you eyes open for live updates from 3Dmaster 2010.