FAQs

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No, not at all - and this ensures collision avoidance no matter where you are and at what altitude you are flying. All detection and signalling is achieved via radio; the NeuroFly app does not need a GSM network to display traffic. On the other hand, if you are connected to a GSM network, you will be able to see traffic from Internet platforms such as OGN, SafeSKY, ADSBhub, and so on, in addition to the traffic detected via radio.

The good news is that there is no need for a fitter! Simply follow the tutorial on our YouTube channel.

In addition to the basic equipment (a Neurone and a Smartphone/tablet equipped with the NeuroFly app) you need the NeuroADSB antenna, which connects to the Neurone .

NeuroFly automatically detects FLARMs via the telephone network and OGN. So, the answer is nothing. However, this requires access to a telephone network during flight.
For added safety, and to receive FLARM signals directly to your device, we recommend connecting the NeuroFLARM antenna to your Neurone .
This device also transmits a FLARM signal, so you can be seen by any aircraft equipped with FLARM.

Yes - the NeuroFLARM is a FLARM radio transmitter and receiver.

There may be several reasons for this:
1/ The ADS-B icon is red in the bottom banner (and a failure is detected): check that you have properly connected to the NeuroADSB on the bottom left-hand connector of your Neurone .
2/ The ADS-B icon in the bottom banner is grey: check the Neurone settings to make sure that transponder reception is enabled.
3/ The ADS-B icon in the bottom banner is green: check the surveillance area in the NeuroFly settings. The area selected may be too narrow (in terms of distance and altitude) and aircraft detected outside this area will not be displayed.

You will need to set up the hardware in one of the following 2 ways:
  • SDVFR and NeuroFly on the same tablet or Smartphone.
  • SDVFR and NeuroFly on two separate devices that are connected by WIFI (through a shared connection or through a box).
You must first set up NeuroFly so that it sends the information to SDVFR. In "App Settings", at the bottom of the "Navigation Software" section, you can select:
  • the information you want to share with SDVFR (your position and/or that of the detected aircraft)
  • the destination for NeuroFly according to your settings.
In SDVFR, you will need to enable reception via GDL90: go to the "Settings" menu and click on the "Options" tab, then click on "Set up" in the "External traffic source" section.

Then :
  • Select UDP GDL90
  • Choose port 4000 (default port)
  • Select ON to use a GPS network from an external source (optional).
Here you can define the limits (horizontal and vertical) that you want to display in SDVFR.

The setting on both applications are stored for future use.

NB: To test that it is working, you can run a demo (with 2 or 3 airplanes). The positions are transmitted to SDVFR via the GDL90 protocol.

Please note: Only the Android version of SDVFR can receive traffic information from external sources.

You will need to set up the hardware in one of the following 2 ways:
  • SkyDemon and NeuroFly on the same tablet or Smartphone.
  • SkyDemon and NeuroFly on two separate devices that are connected by WIFI (through a shared connection or through a box).
You must first set up NeuroFly so that it sends the information to SkyDemon. In "App Settings", at the bottom of the "Navigation Software" section, you can select:
  • the information you want to share with SkyDemon (your position and/or that of the detect-ed aircraft)
  • the destination for NeuroFly according to your settings.
In SkyDemon, simply enable reception via GDL90 at the start of the flight by enabling "Third Party Device (GDL90 Compatible Device)" information.
The setting on both applications are stored for future use.

NB: To test that it is working, you can run a demo (with 2 or 3 airplanes). The positions are transmitted to SkyDemon via the GDL90 protocol.

Watch our tutorial for iPad:
or for Android:
Find all our tutorials on our YouTube channel.

The accuracy of the GPS is of the order of 10 meters. In very dense vegetation, this accuracy may be insufficient to locate a MiniNeurone.
Click on the icon representing your MiniNeurone. The "signal strength", between 0 and 100%, allows you to know the distance between the Neurone and the MiniNeurone. This value is updated each time the MiniNeurone transmits, i.e. every 30 seconds.
Move gradually to increase this strength. At 90% you are within 2 meters of the MiniNeurone.
You can also use your body to obstruct the signal and find direction. Press the Neurone against your stomach. With each signal strength update, rotate a little around you. When the force is minimal, the MiniNeurone is behind you.

The Neurone can be placed anywhere, pocket, armband, etc. On the other hand, near the MiniNeurone to be searched for, it is advisable to take the Neurone out of the pocket in order to obtain an accuracy of a few meters. This allows the Neurone to have a better view of the sky.

The altitude, calculated by GPS, is precise to within 10 or 20 meters depending on the environment. On the other hand, the height determined by the measurement of the ambient pressure is precise to less than one meter.
The MiniNeurone estimates that it is at a height of 0 meters when the ambient pressure is constant for 60 seconds. Subsequently, the displayed barometric height is relative to this height from the ground.

The battery life depends on the movements of the MiniNeurone.
The MiniNeurone consumes 2 times less when it is not moving.

With a 350 mAh Lithium Polymer battery, the autonomy obtained is as follows:
- 10 trips of 6 minutes during the day and the rest stationary: 11 hours of autonomy.
- Permanent movement: 7 hours of autonomy.

With such a battery, the autonomy is therefore between 7 and 11 hours. It should be noted that during the winching of a glider, the MiniNeurone consumes as much as in flight since it is in motion.

The MiniNeurone has 4 operating modes:
- In motion mode:
The MiniNeurone moves: the consumption is around 50 mA
- Stationary Mode:
The MiniNeurone does not move: consumption is approximately 25 mA
- Low battery mode:
The battery voltage of the MiniNeurone is between 3.0V and 3.3V.
The MiniNeurone switches off its GPS but continues to send the last position calculated before switching off. This mode can significantly increase the search time for a device.
- Shutdown mode:
The battery voltage is less than 3.0V: the MiniNeurone is off and consumes less than 1 mA.

It is important to have time to find an aircraft that has flown too long or has landed in a remote or difficult to access location.
For this, it is advisable to change the battery when it reaches 3.7V. This still leaves 50% autonomy for the MiniNeurone.

Use this method to delete your account used in any Flying Neurons solution:
connect in NeuroSky at www.flyingneurons.io or in NeuroFly or NeuroTrackk app. In the menu, go to "My Account" page and click on the "Delete" button.
You account and all you personal data (email, name, firstname, password, address, phone(s), nickname) will be erased from our database.