Lefty wrote:gaznav wrote:@Cub
I think @GrahamB and I are the most closely aligned on this - let’s have the same sized symbols for different levels of confidence of their data depicted by either colour, shade or shape? Then if we know there is a lower confidence in the position quality then the pilot will need to expand their scan a bit more?
I’m sorry, but I can’t help thinking that all these suggestions of circles, or different coloured, different sized or blinking target, can only serve to force pilots into spending more and more time staring at the SD screen - and almost zero time looking outside. It is fundamentally a bad thing.
Re the alleged poor accuracy being reported by these transponders. Surely for the purpose of EC, we should accept that in 99% of instances, the GPS is actually accurate to within 30-50m and just accept that since the GPS is accurate > 99% of the time, then we shouldn’t add more complexity that simply gives the user (prop 99) incorrect data.
It is clear that a few folks are doing a lot of working trying to perfect EC on SD, which I applaud and thank them for.
However I reiterate my view is that ideally, Traffic Awareness info should NOT be combined with Nav info, but should have it’s own clock face style display that is small enough to be in the pilot’s view whilst he is looking out. (It should also give an audible warning of traffic 2 o’clock 4 miles, 500 ft above). If Tim could offer a facility to have a 2nd phone or similar display device displaying nothing but traffic - I think it would be a winner.
There already is. This is the SkyDemon Traffic Display - only selectable as a standalone display on a Smartphone. This is what I use on my old iPhone 5s whilst my iPad does the Nav display.
It even beeps, flashes and squeaks at you when there is a conflict. Which is fantastic. I just need to convince Tim Dawson to allow 3x iPhone/iPad type devices in lieu of my PC licence that I never use and then I would be happy
Here it is mounted on my instrument panel with a bit of velcro. It works a treat. Also, if I haven’t got room in the Condor due to a passenger then I can use this in Nav mode to keep an eye on airspace and NOTAMs as well.
It can also be mounted to display the other way up. This is what it looks like when it “beeps, flashes and squeaks” at you: