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#1 Re: Suggestions » Offline Aerial Maps » 2017-Sep-20 6:27 am

TFA170 wrote:
cmmguy wrote:

I thought if you previewed the area while in wifi it would store the aerial maps. But yes, it would be nice to draw a box and save it explicitly for future use.

It does indeed do that, however, even for a short route of say, 100 miles, having to zoom down and 'crawl' along the route for each zoom level desired, is a fair bit of time. 

I also don't know how long it stays in the cache or memory of my tablet (or Naviator or wherever) as it seems to 'disappear' every time I go to a new area and then return to a previous.  It would be nice to designate an area, not unlike Google Maps does with "offline" map areas and have it save as a file to be called up. 

Alternatively, being able to designate a corridor (+/-5 miles either side of course centerline and a 5-10 mile radius around start and stop point) and have it save as an option, automatically even with a saved flight plan (I have two or three saved routes I use very frequently and this would aid tremendously).

Agreed... I can think of a night time emergency flight and being able to look at sat photos and at least have a shot at finding an open field.  Not sure why it cant be cached better. Maybe licensing issues.

#2 Re: Suggestions » Offline Aerial Maps » 2017-Sep-19 9:22 am

I thought if you previewed the area while in wifi it would store the aerial maps. But yes, it would be nice to draw a box and save it explicitly for future use.

#3 Re: General Discussion » Keeping Tablet Cool » 2017-Aug-05 7:07 am

Never had any problem with overheating. That seems more of a problem with iPads. Using Ram yoke mount. No case just a cover. Not sure what charging a battery has to do with the tablet potentially overheating.

#4 Re: Naviator Releases » Naviator 3.8.5 » 2017-Jul-27 10:44 am

Im close to moving on. I stopped renewing until there is some dramatic movement in the product. It is essentially and sadly stalled.

#5 Re: Naviator Releases » Naviator 3.8.5 » 2017-May-30 6:33 am

Noticed that 3.8.7 is in PlayStore.

#6 Re: Charts & Data » How to down load charts » 2017-May-11 3:31 pm

Mike wrote:

Please also keep in mind that a chart will only show up in the "Select Chart" list if you are currently viewing the area of the world covered by that chart. For example, for the Klamath Falls chart to appear in the list you need to see the KLMT airport on the map before tapping "Select Chart".

If that isn't the problem, please see the latest reply to your support ticket for something else to try.


Additionally, if you click on VFR under stitched charts, the chart will be activated without specifically selecting it or being "over" it. (lol, I know you know, but sometimes we forget the easy answers. )

#7 Re: Naviator Releases » Naviator 3.8.5 » 2017-Feb-02 4:55 am

Looks like Maintenance release 3.8.5 is out

#8 Re: General Discussion » Quick Plan leaves me without direction. » 2017-Jan-04 6:51 am

You are in the Millennial Vortex

Post your route. Is this a route that is not starting from your current location?

#10 Re: General Discussion » Android devices that Naviator works on with few problems » 2016-Dec-17 7:37 am

You would need the APK file for Naviator and you would have to change the settings in your Android to allow non-playstore installs.  Amazon video does it this way.

#11 Re: Naviator Releases » Naviator 3.8.5 » 2016-Dec-13 6:32 am

Looks like Maintenance release 3.8.4 is out

#12 Re: General Discussion » Screen view » 2016-Sep-29 11:26 am

Sounds like maybe you have Terrain Warnings turned on in Map layers.

#13 General Discussion » Ping Buddy Supported? » 2016-Sep-13 8:08 am

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Is the Ping Buddy Supported?



pingBuddy is the world’s smallest and lightest Wi-Fi ADS-B receiver.  It features internal Wi-Fi, dual-link ADS-B In, and built-in antennas.  pingBuddy brings real-time air traffic reporting and weather updates to your Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) of choice.  Simply power pingBuddy, join the wireless network and load up your EFB software to view surrounding aircraft and flight information.

#14 Re: Suggestions » How about LARGER data fields... » 2016-Sep-01 8:08 am

It would be nice to have the compass rose around the current location have parameters to allow adjusting for preferences.

If not, I would like to see a different color for plane direction pointer and bolder. I would also like to see the two main numbers that surround the majenta(direction to) arrow to be larger and highlighted. Keeping the rest of the numbers as they are. This would make identification of a vector-to-waypoint easier to see. And if not a flight plan then highlight the two numbers surrounding the planes direction of flight.

#15 Re: General Discussion » Maintenance Mode » 2016-Sep-01 7:49 am

I appreciate this question being asked and a reasonable answer provided. I have recently had the same sentiments as the OP.

#16 Suggestions » Tower Phone number » 2016-Jul-05 9:10 am

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On the Airport information page beside tower/ground frequencies, could phone numbers be added that link(if the device is a phone) to calling that number. I can see this as useful in lost COMM situation and being able to quickly pull up the Tower and call them. Most cells work when in the vicinity of the airport.

#17 Re: General Discussion » Contributing to Naviator » 2016-Jun-23 1:34 pm

Not open source but open hooks would be nice....

#18 Re: General Discussion » Android devices that Naviator works on with few problems » 2016-Jun-22 3:13 pm

Don Cameron wrote:

I am running Naviator for flight simulator fsx on my new Samsung galaxy tab A, running very well except for loss of portions of the map in areas at different times and height, never had this problem on the Galaxy 10.1, anybody got any ideas? Be grateful for some help on this one.
Don't Cameron

Which map? Base?

#19 Re: General Discussion » Adding aircraft to flight plan » 2016-Jun-21 4:46 am

Click on PLAN, then select Altitude Optimizer... select your plane there. Then the route times, etc will be current to the aircraft selected.

#20 Re: General Discussion » Stratux SSID change » 2016-Jun-10 7:06 am

preN7936T wrote:
cmmguy wrote:

Why would you change the SSID? Seriously curious. The current SSID does not represent a security risk as far as I can tell.

Simply because I can. it's neat seeing  "Stratux - N6816P"

No real security concerns, Though I have had three units running at the same time while testing, hard to tell which I was connecting to.

LOL... ok, I can get behind that.

#21 Re: General Discussion » Stratux SSID change » 2016-Jun-04 9:55 am

Why would you change the SSID? Seriously curious. The current SSID does not represent a security risk as far as I can tell.

#22 Re: Suggestions » Poor Battery Life » 2016-May-19 4:37 am

JohnAJohnson wrote:

Mike, I hard-wire my tablets and they are always charging and at 100%.  I like mine on and bright and I don't want it dimming.  If you implement the above, please consider making it optional.


#23 Re: General Discussion » Track up vs North up? » 2016-May-19 4:36 am

I like both. For planning and for confirmation of going in the right direction, I like North up. It is more intuitive to verify that routing and direction are correct plus the VFR maps are designed for that "mode". However, enroute, I like track up under most circumstances but will switch back to north up to just double check correct direction.  With track up, it is not as intuitive that you are heading in the right direction, ie, what if you selected the wrong airport or navaid.

#24 Re: General Discussion » DIY ADS-B receiver? » 2016-May-03 6:11 am

ccdave wrote:

I had a lot of power problems with my stratux running on the Raspberry Pi 2.   Red light blinks and then after about 5 to 20 minutes it seems to die.   

With the Pi 3 coming out and it having the built in wifi thought perhaps it might be better.  So now have the Pi3 running with v0.8r2.   If you get the Pi3, it will save you needing the Wifi dongle cause it is built in. However same power issues, think I just need to get a higher amperage power brick, using the recommended KMASHI 10000mAh or getting a higher power cigarette lighter USB port.  I have a high power AC adapter and the red light is steady with that power source.

Other issue I notice while playing with this is that sometimes I need to exit Naviator, use android close all programs and then reload Naviator to get traffic back.  That is annoying, and will be distracting if needed while flying.  Don't know if there is anything that can be done in Naviator to address that.

Look at upgrading the actual USB power cable. I believe they can make a big difference.

#25 Re: Bug Reports » Import GPX causes crash » 2016-May-02 7:40 am

I have seen this problem also. It will duplicate and forget off the top of my head what I did differently to make it not crash. There are two ways to import and one of the ways crashes and the other works.

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