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Round tubes offer the following pros:handle twist better than square tubes.  Thus for the strength, are far lighter.are more readily available (pipes, tubes, arrows, kite frames, golf clubs and…Continue

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Comment by Charles lakins on November 26, 2014 at 3:58pm

I don't think an option to turn off should be addressed or added

since they are regulated no fly zones anyway ,by turning off you knowingly break the regulations

just one quote from the link you provided:

PILOTS WHO DO NOT ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES MAY BE INTERCEPTED, DETAINED AND INTERVIEWED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT/SECURITY PERSONNEL. ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL ACTIONS MAY ALSO BE TAKEN AGAINST A PILOT WHO DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OR ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS OR PROCEDURES ANNOUNCED IN THIS NOTAM


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Comment by Nathaniel Caner on November 26, 2014 at 3:47pm

@Doug,

Yeah that's what's going on for sure. I looked a bit further and that commit pulls TFR Overlay information from http://www.jepptech.com/tfr/Query.asp?UserID=Public If you go browse that location and read some of the TFRs you will quickly see they correspond with the zones we are now seeing in the MP. Wish I had better news, best raise an issue and lets hope we get the option to turn it off!

Regards,

Nathaniel ~KD2DEY


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Comment by Nathaniel Caner on November 26, 2014 at 3:40pm

@Doug,

I am by no means an expert, however I took a look at the MP code looking for anything that might explain this. What I found may have nothing to do with the situation, however it might be a place to start. About 10 days ago there was a commit that added "TFRs" (TemporaryFlightRestrictions). You can browse this code addition  here as well as other history. I see other references recently to TFRs, so I think this is something that the devs have been working on for a while. Hopefully it's just something that made it in to the current release without creating an option to turn it off. I wouldn't be very pleased if I lived in an area that was 'blacked' out by one of these zones.

Hope they give us the option to turn it off soon :)

Have you posted an issue yet, if not post one here?

Regards,

Nathaniel ~KD2DEY

Comment by Richard Kennedy on November 26, 2014 at 2:07pm

Doug

I assume you looked into going to an earlier version?

All I can say oh boy.... here we go.

Comment by Doug Walmsley on November 26, 2014 at 6:31am

@ Nathaniel and @Paul,

This crazy feature can not be turned off.  I went into Configure tab and deselected "Show Airports" and only the broken rings around airports disappeared.

I live inside the outer ring of this large and circle and can barely see anything under it.  This is annoying to say the least.


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Comment by Nathaniel Caner on November 25, 2014 at 6:51pm

@Doug,

I believe that is identifying the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area (or the "ADIZ" Air Defense Identification Zone).

I don't think there is a way to disable it. You can turn off the airports, but I don't see a way to disable the display of these zones. It's interesting that it doesn't effect the Flight Planning page, just the Flight Data page. That really makes the Flight Data screen unusable for the Baltimore area in the zone.

Regards,

Nathaniel ~KD2DEY

Comment by Paul G. on November 25, 2014 at 6:27pm

It is the airport overlay, if you hover your pointer over the red circles they will show you the airport name.  Baically to show you when you are close to an airport. You can turn it off in the configuration tab, as detailed in this post:

http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/mission-planner-1-3-2

Comment by Michael Beaubien on November 25, 2014 at 6:11pm

I haven't seen this on mine, maybe a view setting?

Comment by Doug Walmsley on November 25, 2014 at 5:32pm

What is this on my map and how do I turn it off?!?!?

It showed up when I downloaded the latest Mission Planner?

Comment by johnny moritz on October 30, 2014 at 9:48pm

Where do you find the settings in MP ft modes

 
 
 

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