Post your PiAware setup


#41

Bumping to see other PiAware setups.

Ended up purchasing the FlightAware antenna, and man, what a difference!


#42

haha - very cool :slight_smile: i remember the first time when i replaced my dongle-mini-antenna with a ‘real’ ads-b antenna - that’s amazing. nearly the same wow-effect i had some month later - when first time added an amplifier …

congrats
tom


#43

I think I posted this before. But here is my little setup I got going. I have a Raspberry Pi B+, Raspberry Pi 2, and a Orange Pi PC.


#44

Bumping to see any other neat setups.


#45

This is my IP67-ish project for an outdoor remote location. Feed with 12V PoE downconverted to 5V for the Rpi. A DHT22 temp/humidity sensor to keep track of humidity inside the box. An anti-condensation valve to keep moisture out of the box.






#46

Nice setup. Were did you get that valve?


#47

I got it through a local electrical installation supplier (in Sweden). But i have seen them online also. Google for “Pressure equalisation element”. At the time of the build i found some on eBay but i cant seem to find them today.

Edit: This is an example of what it does


Source: rapotec.de/e_druckausgleich.php


#48

Thanks, found some different models by searching for Druckausgleichselement on eBay Germany.


#49

Wow, some very nice and professional looking installations here!

Certainly fancier than my barebones setup of a magmount-on-a-can and wifi-enabled-Pi sitting in the attic. Not pictured: common blue R820T2 dongle.

http://i.imgur.com/rV3uS9J.jpg http://i.imgur.com/lpiX737.jpg
(week’s range from VRS)


#50

Relatively new setup, making improvements slowly. Nothing spectacular but range up to 160-190nm.

http://v1images.com/imageuploads/IMG_0722.jpg

http://v1images.com/imageuploads/IMG_0684.jpg

Working on a cantenna, not feasible for it to be loft or outside based yet.


#51

How far is the outermost ring?
If it is 250 nautical miles, then with an indoor mag-mount, your maximum range is amazing.


#52

50nm rings, so 250nm for that outer one. Geography helps, I am on the southeast side of a hill as you can probably tell from the plot and southeast Texas is quite flat. Maybe the hill even acts as a crude reflector :slight_smile:


#53

Cant see images! :frowning:


#54

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Hopefully visible now, apologies :blush:


#55

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No, not yet.

May be the image hosting site requires log-in. You are able to see as you are logged in to the image hosting site.

OR

The image hosting site does not permit hotlinking.


#56

I got a idea and thought I would change things around a little bit in my setup. I had some 19 inch rack blanks laying around. So I moutned my Pi’s to it. From left to right we have the Raspberry Pi B+ (Not being used at the moment), Raspberry Pi 2, Orange Pi PC, and Banana Pro. I am using the Banana Pro for a DLNA server, I have a 500 Gb hard drive hooked up to it. The Raspberry Pi 2 and Orange Pi PC is feeding data to Flight Aware.

Both are using amp’s and power inserters. Antenna’s are a Flight Aware antenna and a 8-Leg spider ground plane. I still have some cleaning up to do. More pictures to come after I cleaned up the install a little more.


#57

Wow, professional, elegant & neat!
No comparison to my poorly built setups below:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1552/24645800311_0f0b9645d1.jpg . https://farm1.staticflickr.com/686/21928333186_4298196277.jpg


#58

If it work’s go with it. Hope the FA antenna is working out for you. I saw on here you was having issues.


#59

It is now working much better than first 2 days after carefully reinstalling adaptor and connectors, but still less than Cantenna.
I am now waiting for Chinese Sail Boat (expected mid March :frowning: :frowning: :cry: ) to bring me the N-to-MCX pigtail, so that I can connect the FA Antenna directly to DVB-T dongle without any adaptors or RG6 cable & F connectors.


#60

Toasty, what was the outside air temp?

Hottest my RPi has gotten is 64.5C (148.1) on a 43.5C (110.3F) day! It lives in a box with the FR24 receiver, no fans and no air openings. Need to find photos for my setup.