is a small program (part of pocket*StrePla) for the PDA
for direct communication with loggers. It makes possible the download of
flights from the logger to the PDA and the upload of declarations from
the PDA into the logger.
The software is especially useful for loggers which are mounted in the
glider instrument panel such as the LX 5000 FAI, LX 7000 FAI, Cambridge
302 etc . It is very difficult to use laptops at the airport because they
are difficult to read in sunlight, take a long time to power-up, and PC
mice do not work well on glider wings or runways. With pocket*StrePla-Connect
and a PDA it is very easy to upload task declarations before the
flight and download flight track files after the flight.
Volkslogger owners will find pocket*StrePla-Connect
very useful. Now you can download the flight track to your PDA and
leave the Volkslogger in the glider. Take the flight home on your PDA or a
memory card, load it from the PDA or memory card onto a Desktop PC and you
submit the flight to the OLC using desktop*StrePla at your
convenience . The logger remains, where it belongs - in the glider!
Since a cable between the PDA and the logger is necessary, pocket*StrePla-Connect
is recommended for pilots who already have a PDA installed in their
glider but are not using pocket*StrePla. Pocket*StrePla
customers do not need pocket*StrePla-Connect
because pocket*StrePla includes all the functions of pocket*StrePla-Connect.
Generation and Upload of Declarations
a simple method for sending a flight declaration for the flight you wish
to accomplish from the PDA to the logger. Simply enter the pilot and
glider data and select a route from the list. Load everything into the
logger with just one click of the "Transfer" button.
At the moment we are supporting following turnpoint
Download the flight log and save it on the PDA
the flights available in the logger are listed. Select the desired
flight log and start the transfer by pressing the "Download"
button . In the menu "File > Option > Directory"
you can specify the path to where you would like the files to be stored.
IGC file Generation
Some loggers (Volkslogger, Cambridge 302) produce the IGC file in the
equipment. That means the IGC file is produced immediately before it is
downloaded. Other devices (LX Navigation products for example) create a
.FIL file in the equipment which is converted into an IGC file later on
the Desktop PC. desktop*StrePla converts the .FIL files into .IGC
files when importing the flight log so you don't need to worry about the
file type. Similarly, Cambridge GPS-NAV .CAI files are downloaded by pocket*StrePla-Connect
and converted to IGC files upon import into desktop*StrePla.
pocket*StrePla-Connect is compatible with the following
- Cambridge (Universal)
- LX 20, LX 5000, LX 7000
- Themi (in preparation)
- Zander/SDI CS1 and GP940/941
PDA Hardware and Software Requirements
- Windows CE 3.0,
- Pocket PC 2002
- Windows Mobile 2003
- Microsoft Windows Mobile 5
- Microsoft Windows Mobile 6
That means that devices like the older COMPAQ AERO also will
Pocket*StrePla-Connect is sold exclusively via download.
It is free of charge and we would like if you give it to your fiends.
Here you can download.