Universal Windows – public beta has started

We are excited to start the public beta testing of our new Universal Windows.

To the users who tested the pre-beta versions – a big thank you!

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With Universal Windows you can open any number of windows, and display any view in each – 2D or 3D track, cockpit view, video, aviation charts, wind, etc. You can now add the glass gauges to any window, and in any size.

To use the beta software, see this. It’s easy to join the beta program, and if something doesn’t work well it’s easy to revert back to the released software.

Feedback of any kind will be highly appreciated! As usual, send feedback dev@CloudAhoy.com.

Current 3D beta limitations: as of today, the beta software supports 3D only on
– Windows: Firefox browsers
– Mac: Safari and Firefox.
The good news is that we are now in the process of developing full 3D capabilities for every computer/browser configuration. Yes, including the iPad! Coming soon – stay tuned.

Bad Elf Pro+: display barometric pressure profile

BaroPressureOne of the benefits of using Bad Elf Pro+ is that it logs the barometric pressure – useful information especially if your cockpit is unpressurized.

If you log your flight with Bad Elf Pro+ and import the data to CloudAhoy, you can now include the barometric pressure in your flight debriefs.

The CloudAhoy screenshot on the right shows the barometric pressure in inches of mercury. It can also be displayed in millibars.

To display the barometric pressure,

  1. Log the flight with Bad Elf Pro+. It’s a convenient alternative to logging with your iOS or Android app.
  2. After landing, download the flight’s GPX file from the Bad Elf Pro+.
  3. Import the GPX file to CloudAhoy.
  4. Select “Barometric Pressure” from the profile menu; you can select the data in inHg or in millibars.

Visiting Sun ‘n Fun 2015!

SnFHope to see you at Sun ‘n Fun. I am giving three forum talks about CloudAhoy. Please come –

Wednesday 12:00
Practical techniques & overview – room 5

Friday 12:00
Debriefing for instrument Pilots – room 6

Saturday 12:00
Debriefing for safety and self-learning – room 8

To meet up, email chuck@CloudAhoy.com, or call 781-269-1138.

We do not have a booth this year, but I’ll be around and hope to meet many of you.

See you,
Chuck

Added IAS to CloudAhoy’s Glass Gauges

The airspeed tape of our glass cockpit now include IAS and GS, in addition to TAS.

Less than an hour after we published our previous blog post about the glass cockpit gauges, we started receiving emails requesting a display of the Indicated Airspeed (IAS) in addition to the True Airspeed (TAS). It’s available now. In the example below, IAS is 117 knots, ground speed (GS) is 104 knots and TAS is 120 knots.

If your flight is imported from Garmin G1000 or Garmin G3X, the IAS number is the actual indicated airspeed that was displayed in flight. If you are logging the flight in a different way, we display a computed IAS.

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Note: the glass cockpit screenshot above was taken on a Macintosh. See this for its look on Windows and iPad.

Glass gauges – now in beta

We started beta testing of our glass-cockpit-style gauges, and would like to invite you to try them.
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To add the gauges to your debrief, select Glass Cockpit from the Viewing Options menu.

Notes:

  • You do not need AHRS information to display the glass gauges. CloudAhoy displays calculated attitude, rather than the measured attitude.
  • You don’t need to wait for your next flight; the glass gauges beta can be used when debriefing any of you past flights.

The gauges appear differently on different systems:
–  In 2D mode, and in 3D on the Mac, the gauges are displayed over the main window (A and C, below).
– In 3D on Windows, the gauges are shown in a resizable/movable window (B).

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 A  B  C
3D: Mac 3D: Windows 2D: iPad, Windows, Mac

Our current implementation includes an airspeed tape, attitude indicator, altitude tape, vertical speed tape, and a heading indicator.

As always, your feedback is very welcomed.  Please let us know (info@CloudAhoy.com) how the gauges work for you.

Help is on its way…

A new addition to CloudAhoy – a comprehensive Help.  Click this to check it out.

We have collected our existing how-to articles, added many more, created some videos – and made it all accessible by clicking the Help button (see below).

help_homePageYou will find  tips for an effective VFR and IFR flight debriefing, tips for using your GPS, information about importing flights from ForeFlight or from Garmin G1000, and much more.​

This is a work in progress. We plan to continue to add more information and tutorials. One of the insights we brought back with us from Oshkosh in August was the realization that many of our users were not aware of important existing capabilities. This central repository for tutorials and help is a direct result of that realization.

 

Sharing help topics: if you want to send a link to a specific help topic, or post it in your blog, use the help_link button at the top of the page and copy the link.

 

online helpInvoking the help from CloudAhoy (app and web): click the Help button located right of the tab list.

 

As always, your feedback is very welcomed.  Let us know (info@CloudAhoy.com) how this on-line help works for you, and send us your wish-list for improving and expanding it.