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Satellite Prediction Sites

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Cocoa Beach Kiter, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. Cocoa Beach Kiter

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    Does any know of a satellite prediction site that does not use Flash? Unfortunately the ones I have seen will not run on my iPad or Samsung because it requires Flash.

    Thanks!
     
  2. UrAwFuL

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    I was actually wondering the same thing.

    Would be great if there was an iOS app for these.
     
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    just installed that thanks.

    what surprises me is my phone can know exactly where i am any time of day.
    the phantom looses this ability when it drops below 6 satellites which in my location and time of year is a lot.

    roll on october when the daytime number of satellites almost doubles.
     
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  6. Helveticus

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    Yes, same here, I sometimes have more sats than predicted by GPS Plan.

    I think it's because of the elevation (set by default at 10ยบ), but if you are in a flat area (less elevation needed) you may have more sats than predicted. Note that you can change the elevation in prefs.

    But overall it's a good and very helpful prediction ;)

    EDIT : I also have been wondering if since 3.06 the bird may "see" some GLONASS sats (GLONASS is the "Rusian GPS") :? (probably not...)
     
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    So is there anything decent for the Android? I have looked but would like to see a better view with the next few hours coming up.
     
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    For Android try GPS Status
     
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    Thanks will try it.
     
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    How does one determine the correct gps elevation in degrees where they happen to be?

    For the GPS plan app....
     
  11. Cocoa Beach Kiter

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    For Android, there is an app called Satellite Check. It shows you the current strength (signal-to-noise ratio) of satellite at your position. Unfortunately it does not show predictive satellite coverage. I haven't had a chance to correlate with the number that the Phantom sees yet.
     
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  13. Cocoa Beach Kiter

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    Thanks... looks similar to the Sat Check.. Don't think it has prediction capability.

    I did a search and I can not find the name of the website that had the sat prediction that required flash.. any chance you have it?

    Thanks
     
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    The android appshows actual rather than prediction. The apple app shows prediction.

    The colours have not come out very well but a screen shot of both running at same time GPS plan and sat check.
    Interestingly on the sat check it shows the accuracy as well as signal strength of each satellite.
     

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