Update of sites with new logo and Google maps

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Now I finally got time to update my pilot locator with the new Google map, and all the site are updated with a new logo, I just got made.

Update on the pilot locator

The locator is change to use the Google map instead of Microsoft, based on the vote from some time back Google VS Microsoft.

Some of the changes is the search and you just have to try this out, it is the best search you have ever seen, you can check a instruction video here (right click and save as), or look for controls like this on the pilot locator and try them out:

Try out the new search function on the  pilot locator

And you can still do all the old thinks on the map, like making a direct link to a push-pin, and sending email to a contact on the map. If you would like to know how you could read it here. The mail function is improved in the new version, you can click the email tab on a push-pin, and then send a mail direct from the hover text of the push-pin, without reloading the site.

Do not forget to try the new and improved driving directions, to find the directions to a new flying field, very cool check out the screen shoot:
find your way easy.

The pilot locator is improved in load speed too. It cannot get any better than this, you just go register then it will be perfect. Click the links under pilot locator

If you still like the Microsoft map in the pilot locator then you can find the old version here http://msmap.rcheli.dk

New Logo
Finaly I got a new logo, and that is what I have been implementet on all my site, the blog, as you can see at the top, and the main site http://rcheli.dk and the pilot locator sites, you can click you county in the menu at the right, under pilot locator.

You can expect to see the new logo everywhere from now on.

The new logo for RCHeli.dk hope you like it

Thanks for supporting, and show it with your registration on the pilot locator.


Microsoft map vs. Google map

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I was wondering if my users/YOU like the Google map or the Microsoft map? That is why I have been working on a Google implementation, of the Pilot locator. It looks like the Microsoft map you already know, but the new testsite uses the Google map.

Please look at the Google pilot locator map and the Microsoft pilot locator map, and VOTE for your favorite implementation. To help me create the best pilot locator you know.

Your vote is based on how you feel the load time, navigation and graphical details are.

Vote here and have a look at the two sites before your vote.

EDIT: sorry the vote plug-in was lost, but it was Google maps that won.

Please note that if you register on one of the maps your registration will show on both maps. Please register to show your support if you are an RC Pilot of any kind.

I have not implemented driving directions on the Google map. In addition, I have not tested the print function on the Google map.
If you choose the Google map, I will work on more functional and nicer looking pushpin text. In the future.

Please post a comment, if you have any about the two map implementations.


Famous idiot!

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This person takes the price for being the most famous RC Helicopter idiot around. I am very sorry to be this honest. What is he thinking? See video

One think is that you fly in a area where you should not be, flying a crowed play ground, with lots of kids on, that not okay. It is not safe to fly a helicopter in an area like that. You can have mechanic failure and hit somebody.

That’s one thing, but he is flying with traning skids on, indicating that he don’t know shit about flying yet, he cannot fly a helicopter and he is trying to fly that close to other people, in front of the flight line.!!!!

There is a reason why people is standing behind the pilot when you fly, that whey you the pilot can protect the ordains if you run they run.

Please think about your fellow pilot and do not ruin it for other pilot by doing stupid thinks. Thanks.

If you a looking for a place to fly, look at the field locator map and go fly at an approved flying field http://wmap.rcheli.dk/?club


Psychological issues

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I have been flying a bit since last time, but man it has been a little depressing.

You all remember my crash last year and last year I didn’t really fly that many times, the helicopter was grounded most of last year because of the damage repair budget, was not covering the crash expenses.

But this year has started good, I have been flying a lot (3 gallons) but I have a psychological issue with inverted flight, my crash last year was flying inverted, and now I can’t do loops or rolls in real life, I can do it on the simulator with no problem, but when I am on the flying field I can’t do S***.
:(

My approach to this problem is to fly all the time, I just have to get some real life flight time in the sticks, that’s the only solution, and it’s slowly going better, but not as fast as I would wish.
BUT hay if I don’t have fun with flying, it’s not worth the nitro. Nitro = fun (Don’t drink it.)
:)

But there is one upside to this story I am starting to fly a little backwards, I can’t fly backwards on the simulator, but because of my inverted limitations I have done a little backward flying in real life, that’s a good improvement.

[Site Note]
I have been working A LOT on the map site the last weeks, a guy from US help me out a lot with the user interface on the map site. He is the main reason why I have added the search function at the top of the site, and some other very cool easy to use improvements to the site. Thanks merlin703.

http://wmap.rcheli.dk

“Baby, I am at the field, flying, ALL DAY”


I am getting insane.

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I can’t get any fly time around here, this shitty weather I am NOT happy. Please please please can the weather just clear then I can fly tomorrow.

But time is not wasted around here, inspirited by another Danish map site I have developed a driving direction for all the clubs and shops on my map, hope you find it use full. http://wmap.rcheli.dk/?club=1

Here is how it works, on the pushpin hover text for clubs, you can see a textbox and a “Route” button. If you enter your pinid in the textbox and push “Route” button then you will get the driving directions from you to the club. Note if you have security set on your browser then you will be prompted for popup windows error, if you accept you get a turn by turn driving description in a new window.

Here is how the pushpin looks, try it out.

A screen shot of the club pushpin with the direction function