Ok, so today I dropped into RAF Benson to have a look at some FLARMs as fitted to the RAF’s Grob Tutor fleet. Also, to coordinate with ATC that we would be looking at various Grobs in the same airspace. Detection range seemed pretty reasonable at 5 miles or so, which is as good as FLARM vs FLARM, so I couldn’t really hope for much more from the SkyEcho 2. However, given that this is a cockpit mounted device (on the rear right hand window), with internal antennae, that has detected in excess of 5 miles with me and the airframe in and around it, then I think this is really excellent. Here is a screenshot that I managed to grab - “4060DD” is the FLARM ID.
Thanks to @Balliol - I’m not sure if this was you or one of the other AEF/UAS pilots.
Now for something else - @Tim Dawson
My latest version of SkyDemon is now showing these great big circles around ADS-B aircraft. @leemoore1966 mentioned these last month but now it is the first time I have seen them. They are definitely linked to position quality and in the screenshot above G-SBOL that I was following is using a SIL=1 SkyEcho which did not show any such circles throughout its flight. However, below are 2x screen shots of other ADS-B aircraft with MASSIVE circles around them - I can only assume they have low position quality or are SIL=0. The question is Tim, are they necessary? Is there a way to select them “on/off” in SkyDemon? I really found them a distraction and really cluttered the SkyDemon display - I also noted that when 2 overlaid each other it was really hard to see the detail underneath. Here are 2 screenshots:
Yes, that’s about a 15 mile circle around that aircraft!