Connecting your PilotAware to EasyVFR


Important Information!

This guidance covers tablets running EasyVFR with or without a built-in GPS.

It assumes that you have a PilotAware Classic device fitted with a GLONASS or similar USB GPS.

Step 1

Power up your PilotAware unit and connect your to it via WiFi
Ensure that you are in a position where a good GPS signal is available. If testing at home, please note that K Glass appears to act as a shield and blocks a good signal, as can the house itself. You will also find that the same window sill does not detect the same number of satellites at night as it does during the day.

Step 2

Load EasyVFR and from the Moving Map screen, select “MENU”.

Step 3

Select “Nav Tools”.
Select “Settings”
Select “FLARM Settings”

Step 4

Configure the settings as follows:
Use FLARM = On (Green bar lit)
WiFly IP Address: 192.168.1.1
WiFly Port: 2000
WiFly Pin-Code: 6002
Planes Symbol Magnification Level: Select to provide the desired size of Planes Symbol, other than your own Plot Plane
Use Flarm GPS as EasyVFR GPS: On or Off, as required
On – To use the PilotAware GPS to provide GPS feed to EasyVFR. *
Off – To use the inbuilt tablet GPS to feed EasyVFR.
Used protocol: TCP
Vertical proximity: As desired in order to filter out unwanted traffic. This filter will be dependent on the filtering you have configured in PilotAware.
* See section below regarding tablets without a GPS
Select OK

Step 5

Select “Back”
 Select “MENU”
Assuming that your PilotAware unit is fully functioning and with a valid GPS signal, after a few seconds, the GPS Fix status at the top of the screen will change to display:
GPS
FLARM
 

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PilotAware outputs the Flight Number/Aircraft Registration alternately every 5 seconds (by default) or it can be hard set to display either. This applies to traffic detected via ADS-B or P3i.
PilotAware outputs the Flight Number/Aircraft Registration alternately every 5 seconds (by default) or it can be hard set to display either. This applies to traffic detected via ADS-B or P3i.
EasyVFR devices without an inbuilt GPS
If your tablet is not equipped with an inbuilt GPS and you have a GLONASS USB module or similar in your PilotAware unit, then you can use that device to provide GPS signals to EasyVFR by selecting: Use Flarm GPS as EasyVFR GPS: On in the FLARM Settings configuration. This negates having to have a Bluetooth GPS.