To know more about Fanet, Flarm and Livetracking, check this FAQ…
AIR³ 7.3+ has an integrated Fanet and Flarm module. To enable it for flying, you can either enable it with XCTrack, or with XC Guide.
WARNING: the module should be activated ONLY with XC Guide or with XCTrack. NOT both. The easy way is to enable it in XCTrack. In this case, make sure that it is not activated in XC Guide if you are using XC Guide in parallel.
You could also activate the module in XC Guide and then have XC Guide transmit the information to XCTrack through TCP, but this requires more complex settings.
So, to activate the module:
Go to Menu/Preferences/Connection & Sensors. In FANET/FLARM section, enable “Use internal FANET module”.
Check the FANET+ logo in the status line.
Once the module is enabled, a new line appears with the validity of the Flarm licence. Check how to freely upgrade the FLARM licence through XC Guide in the XC Guide specific AIR³ features page.
FANET and FLARM ID are sent every second. The pilot name (Menu/Preferences/Pilot/Username is sent every minut. The type of aircraft (Menu/Preferences/Aircraft/FAI class) is sent together with the other data communicated through the module.
Note that a GPS fix is required to work properly. Fanet&Flarm data are sent once the pilot is considered as flying.
You can disable or enable the Fanet/Flarm module by unselecting or selecting it in Settings/Connected devices/Fanet&Flarm settings/FANET/Flarm module/ and then select the right module (V1 or V2)
At any time, you can check if the FANET & FLARM module is enabled by looking into the info window.
FANET and FLARM ID are sent every seconds. The pilot name (Settings/Connected devices/FANET & FLARM settings/Your name on FANET) is sent every minut. The type of aircraft ( Settings/Connected devices/FANET & FLARM settings/Your aircraft type) is sent together with the other data communicated through the module.
Note that a GPS fix is required to work properly. Flarm data are sent once the pilot is considered as flying.
We have identified and solved an issue linked to Flarm transmission in the first units of AIR³ 7.3+. Make sure the FLARM/FANET module firmware number is 202205032219 or up. Follow instructions below to check.
If your firmware has a lower number, to solve the problem, you need to
- upgrade the FANET/Flarm module firmware thanks to XC Guide 449 or up
- use the latest version of XC Guide (449 or up) or XCTrack (0.9.8 or up) as flight computer.
Here is the procedure while AIR³ is connected to Internet:
– Download and install the latest version of XC Guide and XCTrack by reaching the Software upgrade instructions page . On AIR³, you can reach this page through AIR³ Manager menu/Check for upgrades. To reach AIR³ manager menu, click on the 3 dots in the upper right corner. When you have reached this web instructions page, click on the “Latest versions” button. Click to download the APK’s and click on the APK’s after download to launch the installation.
– Launch XC Guide 449 or up and open the (i) info window. Wait for the Fanet/Flarm module to initialise (+- 10 seconds) by checking the info window/AIR³ section. If you get a Flarm expiry date, the module has been initialised.
– Click on the Flarm Logo you can find in this Info window/AIR³ section to launch the firmware update process. You should see the build number of the current firmware, different from 202205032219 or up.
– Click on the “Download firmware” button to launch the firmware update process and click on Start update on the next window.
– Once the firmware has been updated and the module has been initialised again, click on the Flarm logo to check the build number currently installed (202205032219 or up).
Use XCTrack 0.9.8 or up, or XC Guide 449 or up as flight computer.