patowalker wrote:Have you forgotten that mooney75 claimed 50% of UK GA aircraft are fitted with Flarm?
They are in Europe at large. I never said the UK.
mooney75 wrote:Straight Level wrote:Aha, so when you say 'Flarm' you actually mean 'PowerFLARM Portable'. That one must be like 15 years old by now. I only saw it once in a helicopter. I don't believe many people are using that particular model. Most pilots probably wouldn't want something as important as a collision avoidance system to be portable in the first place.
GrahamB wrote:I disagree.
ADSB is the universal standard, and it’s now feasible for any airborne device from drone to A380 to transmit it at proportionate cost, low weight and low power consumption.
Gliders should make themselves conspicuous on the universal standard, not expect others to have to detect their niche protocol.
Straight Level wrote:
Wrong again M75
Flarm first appeared in 2004
Power flarm was developed in 2010 and the portable version still a current model a cording to the Flarm Web site.
It's still toy town for the money mooney
webdevduck wrote:In the mean-time, I've not heard of any particular expectation among the gliding community that power pilots should have to detect a supposedly "niche protocol" as you call it. However, for those power pilots that do choose to receive Flarm, on a personal note I appreciate your efforts to make the sky safer for all of us.
neilmurg wrote:ls8pilot wrote:How about some enterprising UK electronics company ... a nice Flarm/ADSB In/(Out) device for us at a reasonable price ?Hmm, interesting thought (i added a bracket)