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Posted - 04/08/2019 :  17:35:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dear all,


you can find (and download) the new text

"LK8000 Recipies for Glider pilots"

which may help you mastering LK8000 in a "Question & Anwer style"

Short answers on pestering questions ....


Comments, hints and further suggestion are welcome!

I am very grateful to Brad Alston, who did proofreading and corrected my “german” english to a more readable one.


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Posted - 05/08/2019 :  13:02:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful, thanks!
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Marco from Hangar 5

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Posted - 08/08/2019 :  16:09:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice FAQ! Thanks for this very useful document...

But.. a quick scan already revealed some errors, at least for my situation, LK8000 stable version 7.0 on Nokia 8 Android (updated to the latest greatest Android 9 PIE) device, connected to a red box flarm via wifi module:

LK8000 does not talk to me, it never has.. After landing you must wait for the Chime "ding-dong" Like they use in commercial aircraft to call the attendant. So it does not say "Landing" . I know somebody here has developed a voice module for LK8000, maybe you have adopted that, but voice is NOT a standard feature (yet) on LK8000 :-)

In the AAT section you somewhere added the TIP to plan a task online in ProSoar, and download the CUP file and open this task in LK8000... I have done that a few years ago, and works in principle quite well.. BUT most additional info on these waypoints (airports most of the time) is then lost, like radio frequencies, runway length, ProSoar only adds the name, coordinates, runway direction and elevation, that is all.. It loses the landable tag, so the waypoint is seen as a non landable site.. And with me using the radio frequencies data to manipulate my radio directly from LK8000 this downloading from Prosoar is a NOGO for me... I still use ProSoar for planning, but adding the waypoints I do manually in LK8000.

Therefore I strongly advise to remove the ProSoar download task hint.

BU (PH-588)
Mini Nimbus HS7, s/n 039
Zweefvliegcentrum Noordkop, NETHERLANDS
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Posted - 08/08/2019 :  17:45:43  Show Profile  Visit AlphaLima's Homepage  Reply with Quote
1.) Correct, LK8000 does not say but write "Landing"
2.) Correct ProSoar does remove additional informations, however landable informations are still in the waypoint file, so it does not need to be in the task file as well.

There are other tools like StrePla, SeeYou, XC Planer and of course LK8000 itself.

But I agree, since my latest changes in the Task system ProSoar does not really have advantages over LK8000, especially because ProSoar does not support OpenAIP Files.

Edited by - AlphaLima on 08/08/2019 18:11:44
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Posted - 08/08/2019 :  18:22:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm using the Nokia 8 with 7.1c, and it talks to me. Well it sounds like Paolo saying "Safety" at 400ft on the launch.
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