New to the forum - love it so far.
Just bought a Nuvi 680 and was pokin around and came across the airline post.
Thought it might be fun for people to post their max speed attained for braggin rights and all. Did a search for this kind of post and didn't find anything so I appologize in advance if this topic has been started already.
So far mine is 51.4 mph, but it will be increasing.
Looks like the only way to get the record is to cut a deal with NASA for the next space shuttle !!!!!!
Will you get a good GPS calculation when you are "above" these satellites?
Don't think my 64.3 is going to win any prizes.
No records here, but I did register 52mph on the bicycle
Never thought about taking it on an aircraft.... until NOW! Can't wait to try that.
Ground - 101
Device Garmin Nuv205
I really like to take my GPS (Garmin Nuvi) with me on an airline flight.
I will spend quite a bit of the flight watching the GPS's map, continually moving as we follow our flight path, because I can see the names of all the rivers & lakes, towns, national parks, and roads & highways, which means that as I look out the window at the ground I know what town or mountain I am looking at during that time. My GPS also tells me what our elevation is, too. It also helps me to know haw far we have flown, as well as how far we still have to go. Some flights provide some of this info on the screen... but many do not.
It really drives home the point about how much more efficient air travel is when going from one place to another, doesn't it?
Pass one red light camera, and you'll freak out the entire cabin...
I took my Garmin on an airplane once and it couldn't get a signal. My friend's Tom Tom on the other hand was able to get one.
Those satellites are just over 10,000 miles up, MUCH higher than the shuttle ever flew.
I saw 941 MPH on my GPS once. I was driving in Lubbock, Texas, next to a concrete wall, and I assume there was a random signal reflection from that wall.
Sure impressed ME! LOL!
I have to go and look at mine now. I took mine on an airplane once.
forgive my ignorance on hi-tech..
so, there is no way to fix these GPS satellites in case they become malfunctioning?
Amen to that! I can't believe some of these people are stating they had max speeds of over 100 mph. That's pretty stupid.
My max. speed was 721 mph on my old Garmin GPS III on a Boeing 727 flight from Chicago O'Hare to Syracuse, NY with a tailwind. I recently retired the GPS III and upgraded to a Garmin Oregon 450t.
I have that issue on some planes. An Airbus is harder to get a signal on than a Boing plane. I usually put mine between the window and the blind. But be careful if you're on the sun side, it will get too hot and turn off.
I've got 663 in the air and 119 on land.
Eventually the satellites will drop out of orbit where they (hopefully) will burn up in the atmosphere. So,the only way to "fix" one is to replace it - which they are doing with a new generation of satellites.
They can speed up the falling from orbit, the satellites do have small positioning engines that can change the azimuth of the satellite and also shift its orbit slightly. Using those engines they can steer the satellite onto a course that will cause it to reenter the atmosphere over the ocean.
I think you are all crazy
That's right -- if one has a problem, and can't be "fixed" in software by commands from the ground, it's just DONE.
We've only had one manned program that could go that high anyway, and it was concluded some 40 years ago. Nothing manned today can get up to 10,000 miles altitude.
Too bad I did not have a GPS when I was affiliated with the SR-71 program. I could have had a pilot take it up on a flight. Short of space travel I think it would have set the record for speed.
You probably wouldn't have got your GPS back -- IF they had agreed to carry it!
I knew guys who worked on the F-117 when it was still secret, and they told me that if they took a computer out to their site, it was never allowed to leave. When they PCS'd, the hard drive (or whatever) had to be smashed and go into the land fill out at the site.
Yes, I know this is not the smartest. I do not condone it.
I clocked 579mph on a flight from JFK to TIA on Jet Blue.
The only difference from Their MapQuest station was the altitude and it was off by a few feet because of where theirs was located on the plane.
I talked to the captain when I was getting off, he said the speed was right on the money.
I actually picked up the signal faster on the plane than in my car.
I kept in on my screen for fastest speed incase I ever get stopped by a deputy Just to show how fast I was going.
I did the same on a Southwest flight. 575 MPH over the Atlantic between PBI and ISP. Never erased the speed for that same reason. (great minds...)
Everytime I get a new one, I take it with me the next time I fly to set the max speed so the no one will ever be able to tell my max land speed. Right now, mine's set to 505mph from a Southwest flight from PHX to RDU.
Interesting point. I have a long story regarding a traffic stop. But to summarize, I was on the interstate and cruising at 5 over with my Valentine One. I knew the cop was there for miles and had slowed, but I looked at him very hard as I passed.
He pulled me over stating I was speeding, and I denied it. He never got me over the limit; it was a fishing expedition. But at one point he asked me if my GPS recorded speed. At the time, I didn't even know it did, and so I looked through it in front of him. I offered to let him look, and he declined. He ultimately let me go.
A week later, I found that speed menu by accident, and it showed a 140+ top speed. Whew...
Your right! I can't wait to tell the deputy about the motorcycle cop that caught me LOL
HAH! My 2595 recorded a "top speed" of 172 mph one time. Only problem is, the recording happened in my 1993 Volvo 240 Wagon. (with 275,000 miles on the clock) Only way it's ever going to hit 172 mph if it's being towed by a Ferrari. Obviously, the Nuvi loses track of the fixes and miscalculates from time to time. Good for a few laughs, especially when the kids showed it to Grandma.
My Nuvi has never been off the ground and shows a max speed of 341mph.
I know exactly where I hit that speed. We were traveling through the redwoods in northern California and the GPS only got a good look at the satellites every mile or so. Since my wife has COPD, I normally keep the display set to show elevation. As we sped along at 300+ mph, our elevation kept dropping. I usually have my eyes on the road and the scenery, but I recall that, at one point, we were about 400 feet below sea level. (Big Trees Down There!)
So, what is the highest actual land speed someone has recorded? No one in a lambo over 200?
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