I hope you've discovered the benefit of your new Electronic Conspicuity device when interfaced with SkyDemon?
It's like having an extra pair of eyes in the cockpit, even if they are on your knee/dashboard.
Don't fixate on your SkyDemon screen, but give it a quick glance on your instrument scan every 10 seconds, or so.
An icon indicates the position of other aircraft relative to you. The colour changes from No Threat, to Have You Spotted It Yet, to DECONFLICT AND MAKE IT SNAPPY!
Adjacent to each icon is a number indicating their height relative to you. + means they're above; - means they're below you. 0.1 indicates a height difference of only 100'; 1.2, and you have ROUGHLY 1200' of separation.
You've already RTFM'd (obviously!) so you already know this but one feature I missed is that you need to carefully coordinate the setup of your aircraft in SkyEcho and SkyDemon to avoid the dreaded RED SHADOW which may cause you to take avoiding action when none is required.
SkyEcho doesn't allow you to enter a hyphen in your call-sign, SkyDemon does. Check your SkyDemon now - Edit Aircraft and take the hyphen out if, like me, you were originally hyphenated.
Further down on that screen, also check you've entered your transponder's Hex Code. And make sure it tallies with your SkyEcho setup.
Any discrepancy between -Echo and -Demon and you may find you've picked-up a tail you can't shake. Like when you're riding your bike down the motorway and find a police bike in your mirror blind spot.
On the upside, uAvionix Support are brilliant and quickly resolved the issue with a phone call.
I had problems with the wi-fi connection dropping out, desire the unit being positioned within a few inches in direct sight of the tablet. uAvionix Customer Support was outstanding in helping to resolve the issue.
Interesting to see a blog about such an interesting issue. I run Sky Echo with SD and apart from one geographical location so far have never lost gps. I wonder Allan if you try positioning your device in other locations on the aircraft it may solve your issue.
I was tracking just to the south of Cranfield recently when I noticed a heli approaching from my right (not visual yet) he called Cranfield for a basic service which I already had and Cranfield duly gave him the service and notified him of my presence. He reported visual with the Autogyro and shortly passed under me 400ft below.
Afterwards I asked Cranfield if they would ask Heli if the fact I was transmitting ADSB was helpful and the helimed pilot came straight back and said "Not really", that was disappointing.
I am using SkyEcho with SkyDemon. I find the audible traffic alerts more useful than the aircraft icons on the screen as I can spend more time looking out for the traffic. However, the SkyDemon flight logs show that SkyEcho loses its GPS fix many, many times during a flight, which makes me wonder how many alerts are being suppressed, at least until the current position is re-established. In contrast, just using SkyDemon on an ASUS tablet gives me no GPS dropouts at all. Is anyone else finding SkyEcho GPS to be intermittent?
Anyone running the Dynon traffic module with their Skyview?