Ground Testing

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Once the activated and configured PilotAware is running on a suitable power supply, we can proceed with an outdoors test. You may choose to print out or save this page as you may find it a useful resource when testing and operating PilotAware out in the field.

⚠️The instructions for this test are generic and may vary between locations, mobile devices and electronic flight bags. Please bear that in mind when conducting this test.⚠️

Instructions;

Step 1;

Using a recommended power supply and the supplied Micro-USB power lead, power up Rosetta and position it outside with a clear view of the sky. This is required as Rosetta first needs to establish a GPS location.

Step 2;

Connect your mobile device to the PilotAware's Wi-Fi hotspot. It can take approximately 20 seconds for Rosetta to start up.


⚠️ Ignore the message 'No Internet Connection'. PilotAware does not require the internet to function! ⚠️

⚠️ Please insure throughout the use of PilotAware, the mobile device is connected to PilotAware's Wi-Fi, and not a home or club Wi-Fi internet router. ⚠️

Step 3;

Using either 'Safari', 'Chrome' or 'Mozilla Firefox', type 192.168.1.1 or paw.local into the address bar to access the PilotAware Web Interface.

Click or tap the 'Home' tab to bring up the information table.

The first column of the table indicates 'status'. To access the full functionality of PilotAware, all 4 indicators should be green.


Leave the PilotAware outside in an open position until the 4 indicators turn green. This will also be confirmed by a solid Green LED on the side of the Rosetta enclosure called L2.

For a full description of the home page please click here.

Step 4;

Tap the 'Traffic' tab to open up the traffic page.

All detected traffic will appear on this page providing traffic information. This is not commonly used in the aircraft but is more of a development tool.

Step 5;

Tap the 'Radar' tab. This will bring up the PilotAware Radar screen. 3D positional traffic such as ADS-B, PilotAware and uplinked FLARM will be visible on this display. Detected Mode C/S traffic will appear on a banner in the top right corner of the screen if they are within the bearing-less boundaries preset in the configuration page.

Troubleshooting;

If something isn't quite working as expected, please visit the troubleshooting page here.

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