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Post  RknRusty on Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:17 pm

At the urging of my Son last night I downloaded Skymap for my phone. Jupiter is clear as a bell in the southeastern sky at 9:10pm. I would have guessed Mars due to its color, had I not known otherwise. Also identified a few more that I'd never heard of, including Castor. This is easy to use as soon as you identify the horizon, then just hold it up next to what you're looking at and read its name. Pretty cool. Probably available for IOS too.
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Post  modelbuilder49 on Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:28 pm

KOOL!!  At your suggestion, I decided to download it to my iPhone Very Happy .  Sooooooooo, if anything goes wrong .....I have someone to blame lol! lol!   Seriously, looks like it's going to be fun.  Thanks!!  I'll let you know what happens Very Happy .
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Post  RknRusty on Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:46 pm

I hope it works for you. And I hope you can get some nice black sky out there on the Space Coast.

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Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:37 pm

yep skymap is good, Sky View is also a good one.

...also check out: Leo's R/C simulator
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DigiHUD, heads up display speedo for your car!
Flight Aware, comercial flight program, were you can hold phone up to overhead jet and see what flight/plane it is!
RPM Gauge, tach you stuff!
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Post  RknRusty on Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:14 am

Thanks for the suggested apps, Mark. I'll try a couple of them out. I'm betting Flight Aware would draw a blank on that Predator that flew over us at the Fort one day lol.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:54 am

Lol, probably! It tracks commercial flights, it's cool being in backyard and you see a couple contrails pull up app and see what plane and where it's going...
How you do at the contest?
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Post  RknRusty on Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:10 am

Mark Boesen wrote:...How you do at the contest?
Heading to Huntersville as soon as I can get out of here. I'll post some updates and scoreboard pics over the course of the weekend. Face the East and think good vibes.. really loud.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:30 am

opps, sorry i thought it was last weekend...good luck, relax and have fun, you'll do well!
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Post  KariFS on Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:33 am

I use Night Sky Lite, works OK but the free version has annoying pop ups. Other thing is that iPhone is useless when it's cold outside. After a few minutes of use it shuts itself down "for protection" DAMMIT! Well, it's designed in California, I suppose no one thought about winter. I hope I won't ever need to make an emergency call when it's 30 below Shocked

Has anyone found a functional acoustic tach app for the iPhone?

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