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AirNavigator working during a flight on my TomTom

The aim of this project is to develop an experimental GPS navigation application for ultralight aircrafts, using as hardware a vehicular TomTom navigator. The program, given a flight plan defined by the user, is able to provide navigation indications, including an HSI (Horizontal Situation Indicator), along all the way points of the route until the final destination.

The idea

My initial idea was to develop this experimental navigator using a USB GPS receiver connected to a small netbook, and then after to build up some kind of embedded hardware to fit the small cockpit of an ultralight aircraft. But soon I realized that I had already all the necessary hardware: a vehicular TomTom One XL navigator.

This device have a lot of advantages:



For any information or comment about this project please feel free to write me an e-mail.