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ThermalBuddy
Pulcino

United Kingdom
5 Posts

Posted - 13/11/2021 :  18:19:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have bought a uAvionix Sky Echo Electronic Conspicuity device and use it when I'm instructing in the General aviation environment. It is something I think would be extremely useful with the LK8000/kobo when I'm hang gliding as it is so portable and easy to use. It interfaces with the Sky Demon application really well via a WiFi connection. You see ADSB traffic and other Sky Echo users on the screen. Is this something that could be interfaced with LK8000? Sky Echo not only receives and transmits ADSB signals but can also receives FLARM. Recieved signals are placed on the moving map screen in the Sky Demon App so you can see other aircraft operating nearby.

I think there could be many benefits to LK8000 interfacing with the Sky Echo device. If deemed of interest to the software engineering team I would be more than happy to approach the Sky Demon and Sky Echo folk and make initial enquiries to how difficult the interface is?

brunotl
Pterodattilo

France
1110 Posts

Posted - 13/11/2021 :  23:59:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
after quick look on SkyEcho documentation, interface proptocol seem's to b GDL-90, this protocol look well documented so it's possible to make interface.

like forl all other device, we need device to test the implementation...

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ThermalBuddy
Pulcino

United Kingdom
5 Posts

Posted - 14/11/2021 :  11:53:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay excellent, I think this feature would be amazing and set LK8000 even further ahead of the rest. Not only would you see other ADSB traffic but if you're flying with a friend who had a Sky Echo too you would be able to see where and how high they were ;)

I will try to sort out a device to be sent to you. Worst case I will send mine. Where shall I send it?
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ThermalBuddy
Pulcino

United Kingdom
5 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2022 :  15:42:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Who would I need to contact to see if there is a way forward to interfacing ADSB contacts (potentially other hang glider pilots) via the Sky Echo unit to LK8000? I am happy to lend my unit to achieve this or even see if I can gather a local team of programmers. I think it will be an interesting and exciting development.
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brunotl
Pterodattilo

France
1110 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2022 :  13:36:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
if anyone want to work on, i can help.
issues : https://github.com/LK8000/LK8000/issues/1575

i can't do it without device...
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ThermalBuddy
Pulcino

United Kingdom
5 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2022 :  15:19:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will send you my one, where can I send it?
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brunotl
Pterodattilo

France
1110 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2022 :  16:56:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ThermalBuddy

I will send you my one, where can I send it?



loan or donation ?

to be able to do a long term support of device we need to have access to it permanently...


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ThermalBuddy
Pulcino

United Kingdom
5 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2022 :  12:24:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay I will contact uAvionix and ask nicely!
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evanspj
Pulcino

Australia
49 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2022 :  23:53:57  Show Profile  Visit evanspj's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Has there been any progress on connecting a SkyEcho2 to LK8000?
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brunotl
Pterodattilo

France
1110 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2022 :  00:05:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
to do anything we need device...

github issues : https://github.com/LK8000/LK8000/issues/1575
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davesalmon
Pterodattilo

United Kingdom
1623 Posts

Posted - 24/03/2023 :  11:53:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has there been any progress?
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