Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:43 pm #1710600
Dave W wrote:Not great for glider people with an existing FLARM investment. However, the other way round works, though: A £30 inc. VAT annual subscription to FLARM via SkyDemon allows glider traffic to be displayed from SkyEcho2.
I suspect there isn't a large enough market for FLARMbridge for it to be commercially viable.
The SkyDemon FLARM subscription provides a cheaper and simpler way of providing direct FLARM reception for powered pilots who don't already own a FLARM.
I own a FLARM and a SkyEcho 2, but I wouldn't buy a FLARMbridge because I have no means of displaying the output from the SkyEcho 2 (I use it to transmit ADS-B only). I already have an Oudie running SeeYou Mobile. None of the software packages supported by SkyEcho (ForeFlight, SkyDemon or EasyVFR) provide the same gliding functionality as SeeYou Mobile, so I'd have to add a second tablet. I don't have room for a second tablet in my cockpit (or the desire to look at another display).
I'm not sure who'd buy FLARMbridge. It could be useful for powered pilots who already own a Classic FLARM, but if they already own a PowerFLARM with ADS-B, I don't see what the SkyEcho would add.