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 Post subject: Flight Aware Raspberry Pi Zero W
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:15 pm 
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After much faffing around I now have Flight Aware working on my Pi Zero W :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Flight Aware Raspberry Pi Zero W
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:33 pm 
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Mine arrived today. The main gotcha is that the piaware 3.3.0 sdcard image won't boot on a Zero W as it needs a newer bootloader + kernel. It should work OK if you start from the latest Raspbian image and do a package install.


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 Post subject: Re: Flight Aware Raspberry Pi Zero W
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:59 pm 
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I used this image (Raspian Jessie WITH Pixel Desktop)https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
Worka a treat with the package install. Very happy indeed :P


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 Post subject: Re: Flight Aware Raspberry Pi Zero W
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:52 pm 
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What is the CPU load like?


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 Post subject: Re: Flight Aware Raspberry Pi Zero W
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:18 am 
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CPU load on the Raspberry Pi zero W is around ~40% with MLAT off and about 60-80% with MLAT on (depending on traffic).
Power usage is very low at around 150mA to 200mA for the Raspberry pi zero board.
Wifi is good for a PCB antenna.
The system runs very cool compared to other raspberry Pi boards (4 degree C cooler).

I definitely recommend using a USB micro to USB A pigtail cable to connect the dongle.
If you want to connect a monitor you would also need a mini HDMI to HDMI adapter.


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 Post subject: Re: Flight Aware Raspberry Pi Zero W
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:57 pm 
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Good to know,
Thx


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