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Vario III GPS @ 470 mph


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Guest Paul (MVP)

OK OK, so this isn't TECHNICALLY newsworthy, but it's so cool I just had to post ;)

Our very own Monolithix is currently in Sweden at a Sony Ericsson event, and managed to capture the picture below on his flight out, using his Vario III and CamerAware. Kudos...

:wacko:

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Guest VulakAerr

This goes to show a small oversight in CamerAware...

At that speed, you should have a little message in the top right box saying: You can stop worrying about traffic cameras now...

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Guest Monolithix

I wish ;) a McDonald Douglas MD-80, i've never had any luck in the past on Boeings and Airbus's, and had to leave CA running for around 20 mins before i got a lock!

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haha, thats slow. I clocked up 540mph with my vario III on tomtom on route to the states ;) i got a fix by just pressing the phone against the window

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i got a fix by just pressing the phone against the window

I don't think it would go down well from the crew staff - they'd think you're a terrorist trying to blow off the window! ;)

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Slightly more impressive than my 124.8 MPH I recorded with CamerAware on the train from London to Liverpool a few months back. Still, my colleagues were mighty impressed! :wacko: And I must agree that meal looks vile! ;)

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While flying from Canada to the UK, I was asked by the cabin crew to turn off my GPS for fear of interference with the plane's systems. After explaining that the device (a Garmin GPS, not a phone in this case) was a receiver only and did not transmit any data, they still insisted I turn it off.

Anyone know if this is true or not? Getting a strong signal was difficult without holding it to the window.

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Guest Paul (MVP)
While flying from Canada to the UK, I was asked by the cabin crew to turn off my GPS for fear of interference with the plane's systems. After explaining that the device (a Garmin GPS, not a phone in this case) was a receiver only and did not transmit any data, they still insisted I turn it off.

Anyone know if this is true or not? Getting a strong signal was difficult without holding it to the window.

You're right... but if they don't really know they are always gonna err on the side of caution!

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Guest Monolithix

Heh, the meal tasted a lot better than it looked ;)

And there should be no issue using a receiver on an aeroplane, any more than using an iPod. It may just have been them taking issue with dubious electronic kit and taking the failsafe option :/

As for the position, it did seem to see more satellites by the window, but in the end i left it on the tray (as you can see) and it burst into life!

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Guest Syphon Filter

Heh,

I fly to Texas and then onto Cancun in December, I will see if I can beat your recorded speed!! We should get a league of top recorded speeds on CA going!! No road vehicle entries allowed of course for obvious safety reasons.

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Guest jchamier
You're right... but if they don't really know they are always gonna err on the side of caution!

Virgin Atlantic have "Sat Nav's must not be turned on in flight" in the seat back magazine. But they do let you use phones and PDAs in "flight safe" mode, which obviously Mono's Vario III was :-)

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On a number of occasions I've had my Vario III + TomTom state I was going > 600mph (usually somewhere around Scotland, and over water). Seeing as at the time I was driving around Surrey abiding by the speed limits, it is a bit odd. A reboot of the phone usually fixes it. ;)

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Guest andybarker
I wonder why they say that about Sat Navs? Odd...

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Maybe because some Satnav devices have the option to get traffic updates, and so will have a GRPS module - which would fit into the "no mobile phones" category?

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On a number of occasions I've had my Vario III + TomTom state I was going > 600mph (usually somewhere around Scotland, and over water). Seeing as at the time I was driving around Surrey abiding by the speed limits, it is a bit odd. A reboot of the phone usually fixes it. ;)

Yes it's always quite amusing when TomTom has a 'brain fart' - except when it does it when you're approaching a crucial turning on your journey! <_<

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