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Old April 17th 18, 08:47 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:53:25 AM UTC-6, Senna Van den Bosch wrote:
Op dinsdag 17 april 2018 13:49:12 UTC+2 schreef Martin Gregorie:
On Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:00:57 +0100, Nick Hill wrote:

On 17/04/2018 08:31, Senna Van den Bosch wrote:
Since my FLARM doesn't have an SD card slot, I'm looking for an easy to
use IGC logger.

Right now, I can get the EW IGC-logger microRecorder for € 295, which
has built in GPS, antenna, SD card and USB cable in the box.


I have one of these, which has always worked well for me.

It records on a 2GB SD card, which is easy to pop out when you're
downloading the log from it.

Its only drawback as far as I'm concerned is its power switch, which is
of the "always powered pushbutton" type. The problem here is that, during
the winter when the logger is not being used, is that the MicroRecorder
will flatten fully charged batteries in a bit over three months by
watching the switch for the 'turn on' press and, because these are NiMH
chemistry, letting them go flat for any length of time wrecks them.
However:

- All you need do to avoid this problem is to remember to charge the
Microrecorder every couple of months.

- The batteries are a set of four NiMH AA cells kept as a flat package,
with white shrink-wrap plastic and fitted with a connector on the end
of a short cable. They can be replaced without breaking the security
seal and, if you're happy to use a soldering iron, you can make up a
replacement pack rather than buying one from EW.


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Martin | martin at
Gregorie | gregorie dot org


Would it be a problem to fix the GPS antenna of the EW MicroRecorder next to the FLARM antenna?


The Flarm manual advises you not to install the Flarm GPS within 30cm of the Flarm Antenna. It would be the same for your EW Antenna

I have an EW myself. It is connected to my Android phone via a IOIO box. I run XCSoar. I can declare a task to the EW with this setup but cannot download a file.

The Nanos can connect via bluetooth which is a bit easier. You can declare a task with bluetooth but cannot download a file.

Having used both, there is not a big difference other than the Nano has bluetooth.
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Old April 18th 18, 05:57 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:57:33 UTC+3, MNLou wrote:
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:45:26 AM UTC-5, krasw wrote:
Original Nano has nightmarish user interface, row of leds and fiddly microscopic switch that you can also press. Better to get one with display, you at least know if it's up and running without user manual to decode led colors.


I have to disagree. I turn the Nano on, make sure it has 2 blinking green lights, and I'm done until I turn it off at the end of the flight.

It doesn't get much simpler than that.

Lou


Except when it spontaneously turns itself off on the grid (in WGC, of course), while auto-off setting was disabled. It is ok unit but you just cannot trust these toys.
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Old April 18th 18, 02:53 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Hi,

I have found the LXNAV Nano units to be extremely reliable. Usually when one shuts down when it shouldn't, it is because it was not properly charged.

Best Regards,

Paul Remde
Cumulus Soaring, Inc.

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:58:01 PM UTC-5, krasw wrote:
On Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:57:33 UTC+3, MNLou wrote:
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:45:26 AM UTC-5, krasw wrote:
Original Nano has nightmarish user interface, row of leds and fiddly microscopic switch that you can also press. Better to get one with display, you at least know if it's up and running without user manual to decode led colors.


I have to disagree. I turn the Nano on, make sure it has 2 blinking green lights, and I'm done until I turn it off at the end of the flight.

It doesn't get much simpler than that.

Lou


Except when it spontaneously turns itself off on the grid (in WGC, of course), while auto-off setting was disabled. It is ok unit but you just cannot trust these toys.


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Old April 25th 18, 11:48 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Op woensdag 18 april 2018 15:53:31 UTC+2 schreef Paul Remde:
Hi,

I have found the LXNAV Nano units to be extremely reliable. Usually when one shuts down when it shouldn't, it is because it was not properly charged.

Best Regards,

Paul Remde
Cumulus Soaring, Inc.

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:58:01 PM UTC-5, krasw wrote:
On Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:57:33 UTC+3, MNLou wrote:
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:45:26 AM UTC-5, krasw wrote:
Original Nano has nightmarish user interface, row of leds and fiddly microscopic switch that you can also press. Better to get one with display, you at least know if it's up and running without user manual to decode led colors.

I have to disagree. I turn the Nano on, make sure it has 2 blinking green lights, and I'm done until I turn it off at the end of the flight.

It doesn't get much simpler than that.

Lou


Except when it spontaneously turns itself off on the grid (in WGC, of course), while auto-off setting was disabled. It is ok unit but you just cannot trust these toys.


Hey Paul, I have received my Nano and try to enter task data. I have a .cup file store in the system folder, but I can not open the file on my phone (or create one) and can't open the file in NanoConfig either. On my phone, adding a waypoint shows an error that I have to go to the menu button, but there is no menu button in the app. On PC it doesn't give any error at all, it just doesn't show up in the config.

Other question, for logging without that cup file and free distance, do I still need to configure start and finish waypoints? I'd like to upload all my files to OnlineContest.
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Old April 25th 18, 11:50 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Op woensdag 18 april 2018 15:53:31 UTC+2 schreef Paul Remde:
Hi,

I have found the LXNAV Nano units to be extremely reliable. Usually when one shuts down when it shouldn't, it is because it was not properly charged.

Best Regards,

Paul Remde
Cumulus Soaring, Inc.

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:58:01 PM UTC-5, krasw wrote:
On Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:57:33 UTC+3, MNLou wrote:
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:45:26 AM UTC-5, krasw wrote:
Original Nano has nightmarish user interface, row of leds and fiddly microscopic switch that you can also press. Better to get one with display, you at least know if it's up and running without user manual to decode led colors.

I have to disagree. I turn the Nano on, make sure it has 2 blinking green lights, and I'm done until I turn it off at the end of the flight.

It doesn't get much simpler than that.

Lou


Except when it spontaneously turns itself off on the grid (in WGC, of course), while auto-off setting was disabled. It is ok unit but you just cannot trust these toys.


I found out it "loads" a lot of waypoints without notice, in the name column I can select them
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Old May 1st 18, 09:05 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:45:26 AM UTC-4, krasw wrote:
Original Nano has nightmarish user interface, row of leds and fiddly microscopic switch that you can also press. Better to get one with display, you at least know if it's up and running without user manual to decode led colors.


I find the Nano extremely user friendly, compact and easily uploaded. Just press the button and confirm the on indication light. Both my wife and I use the Nano, it is a nice reliable unit.
 




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