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.


    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/


    Ready for 3D Masters 2010

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    I am ready for sure, i am going this year and i am sure it is going to be great, the only thing i will be missing is flying myself. But when i am going you are going to, i am going to keep you posted with updates all weekend and when i get home from my vacation i will upload some videos and pictures for you.

    The 3DMaster is at Jupiter Modelvliegclub in the Netherlands. It starts July 23.

    While you wait check out this funny video, Semi Great Moments In Parent To Child


    Pitchbrother Smackdown video 2010, night flying

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    Now the video is up, you really have to check this great night flying out, two guys making the crowed wild. They a banging there landing skids on the ground resulting in broking landing skids, how do you land a helicopter with no landing gear ? Watch the video, kids don’t try this a home they are highly professional rc helicopter pilots.


    Ready for PitchBrother Smackdown

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    5 days 19 hours 2 minutes 2 seconds to the PB Smackdown, and this is going to be an excellent weekend, 170 pilot from all over the world and i am one of them. i am very excited and i expect to get some good cleat fun at the weekend like we always do at the PB Smack.

    I haven’t been flying alot with my frenzy but i am sure that next weekend i will get some flight houres in the frenzy and maybe i will get time to finish my Frenzy review, yes i still owe you the rest of the review, i am sure it is going to be good grades for the Frenzy.

    I am getting ready i got a tent, a chair, a sleeping back and i got the day off Friday i hope :)

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    Where the event is at, you can get the complete direction here http://map.rcheli.dk/?mypinid=3514
    and the GPS coordinates: N 57 14.37 | E 9 55.537

    Read more information at ThePitchbrothers.com

    Hope to see you at the PB Smackdown and if you don’t plan to fly come anyway.