Configuring EasyVFR V4 to run with SkyEcho 2.
This guidance covers tablets running EasyVFR V4 with or without a built-in GPS.
1. Power up the SkyEcho 2 unit and connect your tablet to it via WiFi.
2. Load EasyVFR and from the Moving Map screen, select the MENU symbol. To access the main EasyVFR 4 Menu.
Select Configuration > System
Select External Devices > Location (GPS) Source
If the GPS Source is set to Automatic, then EasyVFR 4 will switch to the tablet's internal built in GPS if the SkyEcho 2 unit is unavailable.
The active GPS Source will be coloured bright Green. When EV4 detects theSE2 but currently does not use it as GPS location source (because it indicates position is inaccurate), then the corresponding line will be coloured dimmed green. In that case traffic information is still available.
In the above screenshot the line "GDL90 Stratux, PilotAware, uAvionix SkyEcho (UDP) is not coloured at all, what means EasyVFR4 has not detected the SE2, what means either the SE2 :
1) is not turned on (solution: turn it on)
2) OR the tablet is not connected to the WiFi network offered by the SE2 (solution: connect your tablet to the SE2 WiFi network)
3) OR another app on the same tablet is already using the connection to the SE2 (solution: close any active app on your tablet).
Select the back arrow, (top left hand corner) to return to System Menu.
Select External Devices > Electronic Conspicuity Settings
Configure the settings as follows:
Traffic Vertical Proximity: As desired in order to filter out unwanted traffic. Suggested value is 3000ft.
Max. Non-bearing banners: N/A as SkyEcho 2 no longer supports Mode C/S traffic.
Use EasyVFR4 warnings: On or Off depending if you want voice alerts. (see Audio section below)
Use Device warnings: N/A
Callsigns to ignore: Not Set
Altitudes in 1000ft: Select On or Off depending whether you want to see the full separation height.
Traffic Collision Voice Alarm: Select On or Off depending whether you want audio alerts of traffic in your vicinity.
uAvionix SkyEcho 2 Sub Menu
If you have subscribed to EasyVFR for FLARM decoding this needs to be activated.
To load your Flarm license to EasyVFR 4 - update the AeroData to pick up your Flarm license purchased.
Select: EV4 Menu > Downloads Menu > AeroData Validity Info > Update All Data.
The Decode FLARM position data should then be will be lit Green when the system has synchronised with a central server. This option can be toggled on or off at will.
Select the tick (top right) to leave the menu system.