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Obsidiank 04-20-2007 01:44 PM

8800 GPS and BBMaps on Plane
 
Someone already did this with their 8100 and a GPS puck over in the GPS forum..I read that and couldn't resist when I got on my flight from MN yesterday. BB 8800 GPS, 30,000FT.





Took off occurred at 160mph.

snowskier79 04-20-2007 01:46 PM

That is funny! Thanks for the pics too!

jungleland 04-20-2007 01:56 PM

you broke many laws sir! I am going to report you IMMEDIATELY


I've done the same thing

test54 04-20-2007 02:00 PM

I have been wondering all about that, going to vegas soon and was wondering is GPS is available in airplane mode??? lol

edit- guess there is no airplane mode on BB, just turn off the cell radio.

nike30 04-20-2007 02:02 PM

That plane was going 500MPH? DAYUM!

richard371 04-20-2007 02:10 PM

I find you have to start it up and get a fix before takeoff and leave it on. If you turn it on mid flight it will not get a fix.

justin.culp 04-20-2007 04:26 PM

I did this the other day on a flight to Chicago...we had a tail wind....624mph. on the way home the top speed was 424mph.

It only worked in the window seat though....still rocks pretty hard.

Also, I DID turn it on mid-flight and got a 6 sat fix.

nike30 04-20-2007 04:32 PM

When y'all end up like those on LOST - don't call me.


Ok, that wasn't a good joke.

cellguy 04-20-2007 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by test54 (Post 515509)
I have been wondering all about that, going to vegas soon and was wondering is GPS is available in airplane mode??? lol

edit- guess there is no airplane mode on BB, just turn off the cell radio.

Heading to NYC next week. Can't wait to try it!

pdqgp 04-20-2007 08:48 PM

I tried once in the air. Got a lock on Sats as the compass worked and I got air speeds, but couldn't dial out and get a signal since we were too high and thus I couldn't get my maps. Did this using telenav.

However, I didn't think of using it while on the ground and zooming out. Will have to do that next time.

I wish there was a way to have the maps on the sd card.


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