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Old 10-03-2016, 13:39   #1
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Starpilot T1-89 Calculator

Anyone have first-hand experience using the Starpilot for sight reductions? Long hand mania is losing its charm. Thanks
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Re: Starpilot T1-89 Calculator

It works fine. But the Starpath app for the iPhone is less than half the price of the app for the TI.


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It works fine. But the Starpath app for the iPhone is less than half the price of the app for the TI.


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Wouldn't the I-phone app be a problem once offshore? Best, Rognvald
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Re: Starpilot T1-89 Calculator

Starpilot app is $50. I used OpenCPN with the celestial navigation plugin, free.
It does require a computer, but it doesn't require internet or GPS to work.

I've got an app for my iphone that is free that is supposed to do calculations, but you need the tables/etc, I haven't figured it out yet, but that's my next step.
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Re: Starpilot T1-89 Calculator

The iPhone app has all the function of the TI version. The iPhone certainly has a more capable computing system than the TI, and a better looking user interface. Neither one is waterproof, but you can buy waterproof cases for the iThings. If your electrical system fails completely, you might not be able to charge the iThing, therefore replaceable batteries might be an advantage, although there are external batteries for the iThings. I'm not sure what advantage you think the calculator might have.

The TI plus the Starpath software would be cheaper to buy than an iThing plus the software, but if you already have the phone, I can see no real advantages to the calculator version.


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Re: Starpilot T1-89 Calculator

So, Svin and Autumn,
I can use my I-Phone as a computer and download the app without cell phone receptivity? Therefore, it doesn't matter if I'm along the coast or 400 miles offshore? Thanks, Rognvald
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To download and install the Starpath app, you'll need a Wifi or cellphone connection. Once it's installed and you've entered the " constant" data such as height-of-eye, it requires no external data except for the sight.
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To download and install the Starpath app, you'll need a Wifi or cellphone connection. Once it's installed and you've entered the " constant" data such as height-of-eye, it requires no external data except for the sight.

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I'm going to check it out. Best, Rognvald
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