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Old 11-30-2014, 10:16 AM
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Default Automated Wx Pireps!

How about sensing when the aircraft is stable in course and altitude, then reporting Winds Aloft and Temps on an infrequent basis along your route. Every 15-20 minutes would provide a pretty complete data picture for NOAA. I wonder if they'd like the feed?

This would require tapping a serial air-data output from your EFIS (all APRS users have one, don't we?) and picking out the useful stuff and recoding it into the APRS packet.

We could also use a simple touch pad interface to manually add other Wx and Icing info.

I've been looking for a fun Raspberry PI touch screen project. Looks like I found one...
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