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Old 04-20-2007, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That is funny! Thanks for the pics too!
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you broke many laws sir! I am going to report you IMMEDIATELY


I've done the same thing
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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.
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That plane was going 500MPH? DAYUM!
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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.
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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.
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When y'all end up like those on LOST - don't call me.


Ok, that wasn't a good joke.
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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!
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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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