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    [V0.8]Featherweight Interface Program for Mac (official)

    Well, I have the FIP for mac working, I just need to finish up the external drivers so your mac will read your featherweight altimeter. In the meantime, The FIP will let you save settings and view data for now, and once i get the driver working it will have full functionality.
    So, Without further ado;

    www.rocketryforum.com/apps/FIP_V.08.zip

    You can in fact update the FIP program, And the USB connectivity should be working. Post or PM with errors

    Thanks to Troj for hosting the file!

    Last edited by Yoehahn; 31st May 2012 at 06:15 AM. Reason: added version number to title.
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    Very interesting, Tom! As a Mac owner (I use a MacBook Pro for just about everything), this gives me incentive to invest in a Featherweight over any other model. And since I am currently working on my Level 1 cert, I will definitely be moving into dual deploy soon after that (the farm where we fly is not huge and after watching a number of DD flights bring 'em back "close to home", so to speak, it seems like the sensible thing to do). So thanks for the port - I'm not ready for it yet, but I will be soon!

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    *Professor Farnsworth on* Good news everyone!(prof. off)
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    Update soon. Right now its launch day!
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    Great news. I have several ravens. I can wait to try this out.
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    I get an error 404 when trying to follow the download link....
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    I fired up this software last night on my iMac (OS X Lion) and was able to update it. I wasn't able to connect to my Parrot, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbelknap View Post
    I get an error 404 when trying to follow the download link....
    Download link fixed, ANd some people *may* have connectivity issues for now. should be fixed in a day or two

    Quote Originally Posted by patelldp
    I fired up this software last night on my iMac (OS X Lion) and was able to update it. I wasn't able to connect to my Parrot, though.
    If you could, Dan, click the apple logo at the top left of the screen and hit about this mac. Then hit more info, and look at your USB ports when the parrot is plugged in (as the instructions from Featherweight say) and see if anything comes up, and refresh a few times by hitting (command) R. That should help a lot in seeing if it even shows up
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    I just got the 404 message also 5/30 4:20PST

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    Well, I unfortunately failed posting the URL . Its fixed now, tho
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    Looking forward to trying it out on a Mac in a couple of days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoehahn View Post
    Well, I unfortunately failed posting the URL . Its fixed now, tho
    Got it up and running

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoehahn View Post
    If you could, Dan, click the apple logo at the top left of the screen and hit about this mac. Then hit more info, and look at your USB ports when the parrot is plugged in (as the instructions from Featherweight say) and see if anything comes up, and refresh a few times by hitting (command) R. That should help a lot in seeing if it even shows up
    I did the two steps that you mentioned, and I found that the computer recognizes the parrot as connected to a USB port. I then went into the software I downloaded from here and went through the standard procedure I did with my PC. Software does not identify the Parrot.

    Any insight?
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    Ya'll got me all excited, so I downloaded....went to open & got this. Guess I'm toast unless I did something wrong, my MAC is only 2yrs old?
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    Ok, so I will soon be updating the software so it will be universal and the USB issue will be fixed as well. Just waiting for the go-ahead from adrian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoehahn View Post
    Ok, so I will soon be updating the software so it will be universal and the USB issue will be fixed as well. Just waiting for the go-ahead from adrian
    Tom and Adrian, any idea when we can use Mac with Raven FIP? I understand you are working on a USB fix. Thanks!

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    Waiting for a response from adrian- anybody know if he's around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoehahn View Post
    Waiting for a response from adrian- anybody know if he's around?
    Tom, what happens next? Adrian has responded. Excited about using Mac with Raven. Thanks!

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    I hope this works eventually. It has been my biggest want to use all my altimeters with my Mac. I own both a PC and Mac, but would like to dump one - not the Mac.
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    what happens now is that I work out a deal with adrian and the original programmer so we can come up with a solution to please everyone. I certainly dont want to detract from Adrians Products, Just expand their usage across systems easily. I have a few fixes in the works that should bring full usage to the FIP for mac, Im just trying to figure out what we can do. Thanks for being patient!
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    It's unfortunate that FIP couldn't have been written using a more portable software framework. Since it uses .net 2.0, using it on non-WIndows platforms is painful; I haven't been able to get it to work under Linux with WINE because the .net 2.0 support is broken, and the Mac support seems pretty involved. Meanwhile the Perfectflite interface software works fine under WINE and they have a native Mac version. Admittedly the Perfectflite code doesn't have to do as much stuff, but clearly portability is possible.

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    I can offer support if you want currently the wrapper is WINE. USe winetricks to install .net 2.0 and it will work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoehahn View Post
    I can offer support if you want currently the wrapper is WINE. USe winetricks to install .net 2.0 and it will work
    It doesn't work under Ubuntu Lucid even with winetricks, at least it didn't after several tries about 3 months ago.

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    I have tried it with wine tricks and it did not work for me.
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    Alright It sounds like I will have to do some testing on linux and put a version out for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoehahn View Post
    Alright It sounds like I will have to do some testing on linux and put a version out for that.
    what version of macos are you using?
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    Come fly with ROSCo or ICBM in Camden SC => http://rocketrysouthcarolina.org

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    Tom,

    did you get it to work?
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    Yes but still exploring options... If no solution is found by LDRS I will update before we go.

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