Before getting started viewing your flights, Flyvie recommends that you review the following:
To maximize your Flyvie Experience, the following Hardware and Software is recommended:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Windows Vista / Windows 7
System RAM: A minimum of 2GB, 4GB is recommended for optimal user experience with Google Earth.
Video & Sound Card: Make sure that you have your latest drivers for these cards
Network: Internet Connectivity
I/O ports: USB 2.0 (Alternative is SD Card Slot)
Web Browser: Minimun Mozilla Firefox ver 3.0.15 or Internet Explorer 7
Recommended Browser versions: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.16, Internet Explorer 8
Additional Software: Java and Google Earth Plug-in. If you do not have Java or the Google Earth plug-in installed your first time visiting the viewer page you will be prompted to download and install them.
AccountYou will need a Flyvie account to access the membership areas of our site and to purchase our products and to view flights. Membership is free. If you currently have an existing username and password, please click on "Sign In" in the top right hand corner of our homepage to begin accessing our members area and to use the Flyvie Viewer. If you do not have an account, please click on our "Sign Up" link to begin the registration process to create an account.
LicenseTo use the Flyvie Viewer you will need to have a valid Flyvie account and a valid subscription. If your subscription is expiring or you need to purchase one, please visit our online shop at http://www.flyvie.com/shop to purchase your subscription. Descriptions of our viewers are located from the main homepage under “Our Products” tab.
Flyvie Viewer - First Time Installation and UseOnce you are ready to begin viewing your flights, you will need to login to the Flyvie website. Once you are logged in, please click on “Review your Flight”. The Flyvie viewer will begin loading.
If this is your first time using the viewer you may be prompted to install Java and/or the Google Earth Plug-In. Please make sure that you allow both of these Third Party softwares to be installed. We utilize both Java and Google Earth technology in the Flyvie Viewer. After this initial instalation, you should not be prompted to install either technologies again.
If you face any issues with the Google Earth Plug-In please visit http://earth.google.com/plugin/
Flyvie Viewer FunctionalityPlease Note: Loading of the emulator may take a few moments and full screen mode is recomended for viewing your flights.
Before you can review your flights, you will need to make sure that you copy your recorded flights to a location on your computer where they are easily accessable to you. You will need to do this each time you have a new flight that you would like to review.
Once the Flyvie Viewer loads, you will need to click on the "Load a new Flight" button. You will find this button in approximately in the middle of your screen in the middle of the viewer. A dialog box will open up to allow you to specify the location of where you uploaded the files. You will also choose the file that you want to review at the same time.
Adding and Viewing Tags
To mark a particular moment in your flight you would add a tag. To add a tag to your flight, press one of the colored icons adjacent to the "Add Tag" label on the leftside panel. The color of the tag icon indicates the importance or severity of the tagged point in the flight. By default, tags are marked "Unnamed". However, you will be able to give each tag a name and change its rating and save your changes. A tag provides a quick and easy way to jump to a section of your flight to review. Once a tag is created, it will be added to the list of tags displayed at the top of the leftside panel. The list of tags is a paged list and you can move across pages by clicking on the left and right arrow buttons at the top right corner of the leftside panel. Tag data is persistent and is retrieved every time a flight is loaded.
Deleting A Tag
To delete a tag you need to select your tag in the list of tags on the leftside panel and press the Delete button. This will delete the tag from your flight.
Check the ‘Follow plane’ to view the airplane in the centre of the Google Earth screen.
Check the ‘Show Points’ check box to show points on the route and press each point to see flight data.
Check the "Show Flight Path" to see the flight path.
Check the "Full Screen Video" to hide the Google earth windows and see only the video of the flight.
Press the "Reset Settings" button to revert to the default viewer settings.
You can change the view on the Google Earth window (lower right) by moving the tool buttons on the right of the Google Earth window.