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FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« on: December 12, 2010, 10:44:34 AM »
FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox is now available from
http://sites.google.com/site/flightdisplaylite/
FDL is a feature reduced version of FlightDisplay 7 adapted to run with Radarbox to provide a supplementary source of route information.

Features

    Available in 32 & 64 bit versions
    Runs under Windows XP, Vista and W7
    Select up to 5 internet lookup sites
    Resolves routes of manually selected aircraft 
    Monitors port output to resolve flights in the background
    Stores resolved routes for future use
    Export routes to update the Radarbox route table for subsequent use by RB
    Can run from the system tray or as an on screen display

Points to note:
No guarentees are made as to the accuracy of the route information provided by FDL as that is dependent on the source data.
Though FDL is stable, as with all new software, ensure that you have taken suitable backups before installing or using FDL.
I do not have access to Radarbox (FDL was developed using port recordings kindly supplied by RB users) consequently I may not able to address any RB issues that may occur when FDL is running (FDL has been tested by RB users - my thanks to Chris, Mike & Jim).
Read the readme.txt file included with the download before installing
Help on the features and use of FDL is available by using the F1 key or by right clicking on the Options button on the FDL display.
IMPORTANT - please make sure that RB is NOT running when using the FD route export function.

Please post any issues or comments to this thread

Allan

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 11:05:17 AM »
Many thanks Allan for all the hard work put into developing this hopefully helpful tool.  Thanks should also go to the testers who similarly put in their time and effort.

Have downloaded it and will give it a go.

Alan

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 11:07:00 AM »
I think that hearty congratulations should be expressed. You have taken on a tough task and without the benefit of the hardware probably makes it even harder.

I would like to express my thanks to you, Allan, for your efforts.

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 11:45:51 AM »
In case this is of use, here's the configuration I've been using during testing.



And here it is in operation:

« Last Edit: December 12, 2010, 05:18:33 PM by tarbat »

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 02:22:22 PM »
Thanks for your efforts Allan

Much appreciated.

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 04:23:25 PM »
Damn - sitting in International departures at FAJS and will only be able to use it in Jan when I get back.

Thanks Alan - a great Christmas present.

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 04:28:42 PM »
What flight will you be on Chris?

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2010, 05:04:47 PM »
SAA236 departing FAJS at 21:45 local (19:45 UTC) and arriving EGLL at 07:20 local
A340-600
What flight will you be on Chris?

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2010, 05:06:27 PM »
Enjoy!!

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2010, 05:47:50 PM »
Hi

Now i don't use Routes so this application does not help me.

Anyone who helps to improve the validatity of any database has to be commended.

The pace of the world and data changes so quickly that databases need input from the people who use it.

I know some people on other websites have had problems with Airnav and will complain about anything related to Airnav.

What i say to them is we all need to help each other and that any application that can help resolve problems needs support.

I say welldone to Allan for this application.
I say wellddone to the updaters for all the work they have done.

In my opinion input from all Airnav users and the support of those who update the database will give us better data. It won't be perfect and there will always be those that moan it has errors but lets make it the best it can be.

Brian

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2010, 07:12:32 PM »
Many thanks to Alan and all concerned for this excellent bit of kit which I will refrain form calling an add-on. Great stuff.


Quick question - the "export routes to radarbox" button - can anyone give me chapter and verse on what happens when this is pressed? Any danger of new data being overwriten again by Airnav?

Thanks in advance for answers

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2010, 07:16:20 PM »
Quick question - the "export routes to radarbox" button - can anyone give me chapter and verse on what happens when this is pressed? Any danger of new data being overwriten again by Airnav?

Route data is ecported to the routes table in your navdata database.  Routes are given a CH date of TODAY, so they shouldn't get overwritten,  To be safe, you can  turn OFF route download in Radarbox itself to prevent this "good" route data being overwritten.

And note that ALL routes are exported to the navdata database, so even if routes do get updated in Radarbox, next time you run the export you'll get the FDLite routes reinstated - subject to the expiry period you specify in FDLite.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2010, 07:20:47 PM by tarbat »

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2010, 07:19:16 PM »
Thanks Tarbat mate.

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2010, 07:49:02 PM »
Thanks to Allen

Working very well here, I emptied my routes table and exported from FD, all worked well.

Thank you all

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Re: FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2010, 11:15:38 PM »
FlightDisplayLite for Radarbox

Thanks all for this software working great for me.
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