[APP] Virtual Radar App


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When I try to track an airplane registration (PH-XXX) I get an error (Timeout) Is this a known issue?

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Not known to me. Ill look into it. Thx for the feedback!

@ECort many thx for your kind donation!

New version coming up v3.2.0

  • Fix http(s) timeout.
  • Update capture logs.
  • Brand color added.
  • Readme.txt added.

@ECort here is how you can share your counting flows:

You can post the links here and add a description

Ha Robin,

I did my best to share my setup.

Personal note

My primary interest concerns the (crazy) number of flights over our area. Seems that ‘t Gooi’ alone ‘takes care’ of 60% off all Schiphol Noise (300-400 overflying flights/day) to average 500 flights/day Schiphol. Every runway use brings flights over ‘T Gooi’- there is no escape. Only certain weather confitions help to eleviate noise here. But noise is here every day and every hour. This not healty. The ‘climb’ adjustment to 10.000 ft (start 2019) als means ‘flights climb tot 30.000 ft as from ‘t gooi’ with a lot of noise (maybe some day I will built a calculation on ‘mean altitude for incoming and outgoing fligths’.
It seems to be working rather correctly and reliably. REMARK: we also have a lot off ‘local flights’ from local small Hilversum (general aviation) airport wich are not counted by the source and are missing in the numbers. So actual numbers are even higher.

The statistics on ‘Noise’ are new and needed some tweeking. It’s seems to be working correctly.

I think you built a very important and helpful app for a lot of cities in the Netherlands. Now people can build personal statistics without BAS wich give ‘general pictures’. With your app (and applied calculations) every city in the Nehterlands can calculate flghts, duration and ‘noise in general’. HOMEY could sell this as a product ‘HOMEY-Flight counter’ :blush: . But a website from Virtual Radar for all cities in the Netherlands I think would also serve a lot of people or environment organisations.


(Did not find easy way tot display full name of variables. So here difficult screenshots to solve that. All my variables are in Dutch.

Calculate nr passing Aircraft overhead per day

  • Each ‘entering airplane into airspace overhead’ is a +1
  • Cumulative counter starts at ‘0’each day and count at the end of the day is stored
  • Nightflights are determined separately from 23:00-07:00 hours (with overlap on ‘day total’).




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Calculate nr passing Aircraft overhead actual (Creating noise)

  • Variable is shows if aircraft are actually passing overhead (Creating noise)

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Calculate nr seconds Aircraft overhead per day (creating noise)

  • Use ‘HOMEY-Countdown app’ to count down from ‘total seconds per day during ‘passing Aircraft overhead’ (Creating noise).
  • Used ‘IOS-Explane app’ to determine DB’s. Average=50DB for Climbing & Ascending aircraft)

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Calculate nr passing Aircraft overhead per day
https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/m6Xt2K/ (Cumulative flights +1 continous (no-end))

https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/Qlyw2K/ (Set Cumulative Day start at 00:00 from Cumulative count)

https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/awLw2K/ (Set Cumulative Day end at 23:59 from Cumulative count)

https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/3sSt2K/ (Set cum flights on 23:00 hrs for nightflights)

https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/a0ku2K/ (Determine nightfligths at 07:00 (Start 23:00 previous day))

Calculate nr passing Aircraft overhead actual (Creating noise)

https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/hNtu2K/ (+1, value >0 means ‘flights overhead’ (Creating nois))

https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/Hrxu2K/ (-1)

https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/nPBu2K/ (Signal YES-flights overhead (garden lights go on))

https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/AXGu2K/ (Singla NO-flights overhead (garden lights go off)

Calculate nr seconds Aircraft overhead per day (creating noise)

https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/5KQu2K/ (set countdown per day counter)

https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/gPWu2K/ (start countdown when flights overhead)

https://homey.app/nl-nl/flow/LH0v2K/ (stop countdown when no flights overhead)

I hope it’s complete. It should help you understand my setup/logic.

Kind regards,

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Hi guys,

as a new Homey Pro 2023 user and aviation enthousiast I’m very curious to test this app… but unfortunately its not compatible (yet) . Anyone more info if there is a new update (to v3) planned in the near future ?

thanks :slight_smile:

Hi Pieter,

I wasnt even aware the app wasnt sdk3 yet. I will put it on my todo list. But I have some other Homey apps that need my attention too, so please be patient.

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Super, ik ben al blij dat het op je to-do lijst staat :smiley:

I will be very patient , and looking forward to try this app :slight_smile: