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dthames

Flysight Field Selectable Config Files

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I started jumping with a Flysight at jump number 62, used it for solo belly freefall speed range practice, used it for high performance tracking and navigation practice, and I am a huge Flysight fan.

However, now that it has speech options, the Flyblind mode, and altitude cues, there is an ever increasing need to easily switch "config" files.

Connecting the Flysight to a computer in order to switch config files is often impossible during a fast paced jump day. During FnD several people approached Michael Cooper about this need and some of the conversations lead to examples of how the config file could be selected using nothing but the power switch.

Beta firmware has been posted with this feature. I tested it yesterday. WOW, what an addition!!!!! My normal config is for vertical speed voice with altitude cues every 1000 feet from 10,000 down to 4,000. Yesterday I added config files for competition, Time, Distance, and Speed. During the day I switched config files several times including one time shortly before exit when I discovered I was in the wrong mode for what I wanted to hear.

If you are a serious Flysight user, check it out.

http://flysight.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Configuring_FlySight#Selectable_configurations
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dthames

However, now that it has speech options, the Flyblind mode, and altitude cues, there is an ever increasing need to easily switch "config" files.


But if i'm correct, the new firmware doesn't have the flyblind mode.
Which would be nice. B|
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Yorick

***However, now that it has speech options, the Flyblind mode, and altitude cues, there is an ever increasing need to easily switch "config" files.


But if i'm correct, the new firmware doesn't have the flyblind mode.
Which would be nice. B|

My mistake. You are correct, no Flyblind option.
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:) Please can someone offer advice about working on MacBook Pro for file config? (alteration of files etc) Initial set up is complete and I can read after jump chart but as for changing stuff... help would be appreciated.
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Is there anything in particular you're looking for advice on?

When you plug the FlySight into a computer, it will come up as a USB disk. In the root folder of that disk is a file called "config.txt" which can be edited to change the FlySight's behaviour. You can find basic FlySight configuration information here:

http://flysight.ca/wiki/index.php/Configuring_FlySight

If you're using selectable configuration files, it's a little different. You can find basic information on using selectable configuration files here:

http://flysight.ca/wiki/index.php/Configuring_FlySight#Selectable_configurations

Michael

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