Dangerman wrote:Cessna57 wrote:Oh well, i suppose it just INCREASES the stranglehold that Flarm have on EC.
Shame, I thought SE2 was going to be the final answer, once and for all. All they’ve done is team up with Flarm so now powered pilots have to pay £30 a year too.
Massive coup for Flarm.
For me this really epitomises the problem I have with PAW. You are free to develop your product in whatever way you want, but there really is no need for the histrionics which are displayed whenever anyone says or does anything which could possibly affect your profits. In fact it does strike me as "pot calling kettle black" when you have chosen to stick with a proprietary transmission protocol and not go down the ADSB route presumably so you can continue to charge an annual licence fee for PAW.
I have a PAW, and it is OK. However, this is an initiative which I think is fantastic, and this is the route I will be taking as soon as the CAA get their finger out and sort out the whole "simultaneous Mode S and ADSB" situation.
This isn’t really anything to do with PAW, and I no longer manufacture or fulfil orders for PAW.
It’s like you’re not allowed to have an opinion.
I think what’s happened with me is that I’ve got so fed up of the SE2 vs PAW that GazNav constantly constantly inflames that I’m now trying (that’s trying) to be objective.
What happened was that when I was involved with PAW I was fed up of GazNav constantly going on about how SE2 had no subscription, didn’t use ground stations etc etc etc.
Then this is posted and you think “FFS, their official tester who is given free kit has been going on and on about how it’s a one off payment, no license fee, etc. etc” and then this happens.
Really sorry Tim and Uavionix, I suppose I’ve just become jaded, I don’t think GazNav doing your marketing has helped to be honest.
So, apologies, this is a good step forward, and it is positive to be able to see gliders.
It’s a shame it’s only SD, but I shouldn’t fault them for being proactive and doing a deal with Flarm.
It’s GazNav I’m fed up with, not SD or Uavionix, apologies for the transference to you of something that’s not really your fault.
How do I register for this free bag of money!