Nice one, it’s a great bit of kit at a good price. It’ll be interesting to hear how it performs against the Nooelec now that you have a baseline. It might be worth whacking the OL3 html replacement onto your Pi; that way you’ll be able to create a range plot over a few days, like this one posted on Reddit. You’ll be able to see how the Nooelec compares for one week then the Pro Stick Plus.
To install it’s easy. SSH onto PiAware (I’m assuming you’re using the image). In your home directory grab the OL3 zip.
$ wget https://github.com/alkissack/Dump1090-OpenLayers3-html/archive/master.zip
$ unzip master.zip
Move its html directory to the dump1090 directory, call it html-ol3
$ sudo mv Dump1090-OpenLayers3-html-master/public_html /usr/share/dump1090-fa/html-ol3
Change to the dump1090 directory
$ cd /usr/share/dump1090-fa
Rename the existing html as html-original
$ sudo mv html html-original
Rename html-ol3 as html
$ sudo mv html-ol3 html
That’s it, the PiAware bit is done. Now in your browser, close any PiAware pages and clear the cache and cookies. The easiest way is to just clear the lot, but if you have other sites you want to keep the cache and cookies for, just selectively clear them for the IP of your PiAware. How you do that depends on your browser.
Now load up the IP in your browser and you’ll have the OL3 version which includes the range plot feature. Hover over the blue icon to select options. If you’re in the UK there’s a load of military stuff which is of interest to some people which is why this OL3 mod exists, but the range plot is useful anywhere.
You’ll need to repeat the process of installing
upintheair.json and any mods you made to
script.js, etc, as those mods are inside your original html directory. That’s still there should you need to change back in the future. To do that just rename things back the other way around and clear the browser’s cache and cookies again.
$ sudo mv html html-ol3
$ sudo mv html-original html