Site update, pilot locator

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To night i am in developer mode, this is where i get some new ideas for the site and i hope you all like them.

First off i have added a extra feature for the blog site, now you can subscribe by email if you leave a comment on one of the posts, look for this:
A new notify function on the blog

And then i have made a change to the pilot locator, it is not a big change for you, but a big change for me and lots easier for my to maintenance the pilot locator map.

The only difference for you is if you normally use http://map.rcheli.dk to get the Danish centered map, you have to use http://dkmap.rcheli.dk to get the Danish map, or click the Danish flag in the side menu on the pilot locator.

But for the rest of us, now we only have to remember one pilot locator, and that is http://map.rcheli.dk you can still use all the old urls like http://usmap.rcheli.dk you will just get redirected to the http://map.rcheli.dk with the correct map in center.

It is way easier for me and from now on you only have to remember 3 site:
http://rcheli.dk
http://map.rcheli.dk
http://rcheli.dk/pictures2

That is easy, ohh and i have added a little extra url http://pilotlocator.rcheli.dk easy to remember :)

If your in a country that is not on the map (with a flag and url), write a comment about what country you would like to get on the map, then i will fix it.

It is free to register on the pilot locator http://map.rcheli.dk please take your time to do so.


Using your GPS to find flying fields

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I have made a small but very valuable new function on the pilot locator. You properly all know about the driving directions function on the map, where you can enter your address or PinID to get a driving direction to a specific pushpin on the map. That is a very useful function.

But now I got a GPS and I found that the map is missing something very useful, the ability to transfer the position from the map to a GPS device. There is a million ways to do this, but one way I found could be used on all GPS device is to enter the position manually, and now you can with the pilot locator.

From my personal experience from driving to competitions at different flying field around Denmark, I have learned that it can be okay to have the address of the flying field, the address can get you in the area of the flying field but not all the way, because the field is often placed on some grass field with no address. But if you enter the exact location of the field, you can see on the GPS where the field is located and that way get to the flying field in one go.

Here is what you have to do:
1. Find the flying field on the map you would like to travel to.

2. Click on the icon on the map and go to the last tab “Service” (See picture below)

3. Enter the GPS values from the “Service” tab in to you GPS device, (It is properly the “position” menu on you GPS device)

4. Give the POI a name on the GPS, and now you can see the location on your GPS and drive to the flying field.

The GPS cordinats on the pilot locator.

Please let me know if you like the feature and if you can use it on your GPS device, leave a comment.

Read additional information here

Find the country map in the right menu called Pilot locator->

Please take your time to register, it is FREE


Mid air crash

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Look at this sad sad video, a good rc helicopter pilot smacking that heli like he is suppose to, when a airplane gets in his way, a nice video with catastrophic results, look at the last part for the video.

Please take your time to register on the pilot locator search for your city, click on your location, and write your name, email and other stuff, your registration is don.


Happy holidays

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A little late, I know. But hey I am a busy man these days, I started on a new job the first of December. Like all new jobs you need to show you can work. At least in the beginning :)

Didn’t get any helicopter stuff from Santa, but I got a cool wallet if you are a fan of Pulp fiction.

If you don’t know what to do with you time off from work, and you can’t fly like me because of the weather, then have a look at this. A petty cool Action Man and Barbi story about assembling a helicopter, and other important stuff :)

Action man and barbi helicopter adventure

Click the picture to get the complete story.

What’s up for new years? ……………. comming up soon :)


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.