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.


    Got me a Hatori muffler 938

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    After long time of waiting I finally got around to buy a new muffler for my Freya 90, I have heard many good things about the Hatori, and that is what I will try out now. I just got the time to mount it and did not get around flying: I am waiting for better weather and better health, right now I am on medication.

    However, the Hatori muffler is bigger compared to the Funtech I had on before. See picture

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    A defect Fuel clamp from K&S


    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


    Lucky 500 on the pilot locator

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    Now we just hit registration count 500 on RC Earth pilot locator, I am very happy with the support of the site, and I can conclude that the user like the user interface. You can check the statistic here http://rcheli.dk/count.php.

    Now that I have your attention about the map site. I will just use the post to inform you that I have created yet another feature for you to integrate the map site in your own site if you like. It is easy and you can do it with only one line of HTML code.

    If you like to get your own site and you like to get a RC Pilot locator map site on your site, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    You can see a solution here “The embedded site has been removed, but the solution is stille possibol” you can change everything other then the map content itself and the textboxes. But we can customize the site with colors fitting to your page.

    Well check it out. You can register and be a part of the next gold 1000 registration.

    Check it out http://wmap.rcheli.dk

    cool