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Overview

This page contains a collection of downloadable files related to CAI products.

Cambridge Manuals
Dickie Feakes in the U.K. has made many Cambridge manuals available here: http://www.bas.uk.net/manuals.html

Download tips
To download the programs below right click on the filename and select "Save Target As..." from the pop-up menu. 

For the Pocket PC programs, save the file to your PC and transfer it to the Pocket PC using Microsoft ActiveSync or onto a memory card using a card reader.  I recommend installing the program into the Windows/Start Menu directory on the Pocket PC and saving a backup on a memory card.

Files for Cambridge 302
Filename Description Version Compiled for Device Size
302_Training_Presentation Cambridge 302 Training Presentation
Format: Adobe Acrobat PDF File

Created by Paul Remde
February 4, 2007

This presentation was created for 302 training at the SSA Convention in 2007.  It gives an overview of all the 300 series products as well as tips for each product.

  Adobe Acrobat PDF File 410 KB
300_Utility_1500_257.exe Cambridge 300 Utility for Compaq Aero 1500 and 2100
For Cambridge 302 and 302A
  • Download flight logs
  • Check the validity of downloaded flight logs
  • Upload waypoints to the GPS/logger
  • Upload task declarations to the GPS/logger
  • Edit Pilot Name, Glider type and ID and other data
  • Setup units
  • Edit polar data
  • Edit instrument settings such as:
    • Speed-to-fly deadband
    • Logging interval
    • Arrival radius
    • Approach radius
    • Goal height
    • Select Variometer type (Total Energy, Super-Netto (default) or Netto
    • Enable or disable the sink tone

Note: This is version 2.57 but the home screen in the software incorrectly shows that it is version 2.5.6.1.

Installation Tips
Save the file to your PC and transfer it to the Pocket PC using Microsoft ActiveSync or a memory card.  I recommend installing the program into the Windows/Start Menu directory on the Pocket PC and saving a backup on a memory card.

2.57 Compaq Aero 1500 and 2100 Series Pocket PCs 282 KB
300_Utility_iPAQ_257.exe Cambridge 300 Utility for iPAQ
For Cambridge 302 and 302A
  • Download flight logs
  • Check the validity of downloaded flight logs
  • Upload waypoints to the GPS/logger
  • Upload task declarations to the GPS/logger
  • Edit Pilot Name, Glider type and ID and other data
  • Setup units
  • Edit polar data
  • Edit instrument settings such as:
    • Speed-to-fly deadband
    • Logging interval
    • Arrival radius
    • Approach radius
    • Goal height
    • Select Variometer type (Total Energy, Super-Netto (default) or Netto
    • Enable or disable the sink tone

Note: This is version 2.57 but the home screen in the software incorrectly shows that it is version 2.5.6.1.

Installation Tips
Save the file to your PC and transfer it to the Pocket PC using Microsoft ActiveSync or a memory card.  I recommend installing the program into the Windows/Start Menu directory on the Pocket PC and saving a backup on a memory card.

2.57 Pocket PCs running Win CE 3.0, 2002, 2003 or Mobile 5
Use this version for all iPAQs and similar PDAs.
287 KB
300_Utility_PC_256.exe Cambridge 300 Utility for PC
For Cambridge 302 and 302A
  • Download flight logs
  • Check the validity of downloaded flight logs
  • Upload waypoints to the GPS/logger
  • Upload task declarations to the GPS/logger
  • Edit Pilot Name, Glider type and ID and other data
  • Setup units
  • Edit polar data
  • Edit instrument settings such as:
    • Speed-to-fly deadband
    • Logging interval
    • Arrival radius
    • Approach radius
    • Goal height
    • Select Variometer type (Total Energy, Super-Netto (default) or Netto
    • Enable or disable the sink tone

Installation Tips
Save the file to your PC and run it on your PC.

2.56 PC (Desktop and laptop computers) 272 KB
300_Reloader_1500_105.exe Cambridge 300 Reloader for Compaq Aero 1500 or 2100
For Cambridge 302

Used to transfer a new firmware (software) file to a 302.  The latest firmware file is available below.

Installation Tips
Save the file to your PC and transfer it to the Pocket PC using Microsoft ActiveSync or a memory card.  I recommend installing the program into the Windows/Start Menu directory on the Pocket PC and saving a backup on a memory card.

Important Note
Do not interrupt the firmware upgrade process.  If it is interrupted the 302 will need to be returned to the factory for service.  Don't disconnect the cable or turn-off the computer or 302 during the upgrade process.

1.05 Compaq Aero 1500 and 2100 Series Pocket PCs 137 KB
300_Reloader_iPAQ_105.exe Cambridge 300 Reloader for iPAQ
For Cambridge 302

Used to transfer a new firmware (software) file to a 302.  The latest firmware file is available below.

Installation Tips
Save the file to your PC and transfer it to the Pocket PC using Microsoft ActiveSync or a memory card.  I recommend installing the program into the Windows/Start Menu directory on the Pocket PC and saving a backup on a memory card.

1.05 Pocket PCs running Win CE 3.0, 2002, 2003 or Mobile 5
Use this version for all iPAQs and similar PDAs.
159 KB
300_Reloader_PC_105.exe Cambridge 300 Reloader for PC
For Cambridge 302

Used to transfer a new firmware (software) file to a 302.  The latest firmware file is available below.

Installation Tips
Save the file to your PC and run it on your PC.

Important Note
Do not interrupt the firmware upgrade process.  If it is interrupted the 302 will need to be returned to the factory for service.  Don't disconnect the cable or turn-off the computer or 302 during the upgrade process.

1.05 PC (Desktop and laptop computers) 224 KB
300F26300.A37 Cambridge 302 Firmware
This is the software that runs in a 302.  The version number is displayed on the 302's LCD display at power-up.  Be sure your 302 has the latest version (highest number). 

The following upgrade fixes the following bugs:

  • Fixes the 'Most Recent Points' lockup. This happens when there are no turnpoints in the 302 and you attempt to go up or down to 'view' the turnpoints that are in the 302. The 302 attempts to spend eternity looking for a turnpoint then the watch dog timer resets the unit.
  • Fixes the recently discovered Winpilot and Glide Navigator problem of the 302 resetting the MacCready and Bug Settings back to 0 after the PDA set it to a non-zero value.

Installation Tips
Save the file to your PC in the same directory with the 300 Reloader program.  Use the 300 Reloader program to upload it to the 302 or 302A.

Important Note
Do not interrupt the firmware upgrade process.  If it is interrupted the 302 will need to be returned to the factory for service.  Don't disconnect the cable or turn-off the computer or 302 during the upgrade process.

2.63 302 570 KB
CAI_Instl.exe Cambridge Aero Explorer
This is a Windows program created by Guy Byars.  It is free software that allows Cambridge customers to download and display flight logs on their PC. It can also convert .cai flight log files to non-secure .igc files. I can also check the security of .cai files. It is compatible with GPS-NAV units only.

  PC (Desktop and laptop computers) 4.5 MB
Datacam2.exe Flight Log Downloader for 302 - DOS
DOS program that can be used to download a flight log from the 302 or 302A to a PC.

Note: The IGC required the creation of this program.  It is rarely used.  Most pilots download flight logs using the 300 Utility or SeeYou or StrePla.

  PC (Desktop and laptop computers) 47 KB

demo303.zip

Demo/Training Files/Simulator for Cambridge 303 LCD Navigation Display
This is an html (web page) demo/training system for the Cambridge 303 LCD Navigation Display.  It is a great way to learn more about the 303, or to learn how to use it if you already own one.  It was created by Derek Ruddock and is based on the GPS-NAV LCD demo Paul Remde created many years ago for Cambridge. 

Unfortunately, I can't get this one to run "live" from my web site, because many of the filenames have capitalization issues that lead to bad links when hosted on my server.  However, it runs great on a PC if you download it and run it from your computers hard drive.

Directions for using the files on your PC

  • Download and open the zip file: demo303.zip
  • Extract the files to a directory somewhere on your PC - I recommend the "My Documents/303 Demo" folder
  • Open the folder and double-click on the file "_303demo.htm"
  • Follow the directions on the screen
1.1 Any Browser 486 KB
demogpsn.htm Demo/Training Files/Simulator for Cambridge GPS-NAV Flight Recorder and LCD Display
This is an html (web page) demo/training system for the Cambridge GPS-NAV flight recorder and LCD Navigation Display.  It is a great way to learn more about the GPS-NAV, or to learn how to use it if you already own one.  It was created by Paul Remde for Cambridge in 1998. 

To run the demo in your web browser without downloading the files to your PC, click on the demogpsn.htm link at left.

Directions for using the files on your PC

  • Download and open the zip file: demogpsn.zip
  • Extract the files to a directory somewhere on your PC - I recommend the "My Documents/GPS-NAV Demo" folder
  • Open the folder and double-click on the file "demogpsn.htm"
  • Follow the directions on the screen
  Any Browser 210 KB
demolnav.htm Demo/Training Files/Simulator for Cambridge L-NAV Flight Computer
This is an html (web page) demo/training system for the Cambridge L-NAV flight computer.  It is a great way to learn more about the L-NAV, or to learn how to use it if you already own one.  It was created by Paul Remde for Cambridge in 1998. 

To run the demo in your web browser without downloading the files to your PC, click on the demolnav.htm link at left.

Directions for using the files on your PC

  • Download and open the zip file: demolnav.zip
  • Extract the files to a directory somewhere on your PC - I recommend the "My Documents/L-NAV Demo" folder
  • Open the folder and double-click on the file "demolnav.htm"
  • Follow the directions on the screen
  Any Browser 245 KB
Valicam2.exe Flight Log Verification Program for 302 - DOS
DOS program that can be used to verify the validity of a flight log from the 302 or 302A.

Note: The IGC required the creation of this program.  It is rarely used.  Most pilots download flight logs using the 300 Utility or SeeYou or StrePla.

  PC (Desktop and laptop computers) 93 KB
HP iPAQ Storage Card Rename Utility HP iPAQ Pocket PC Storage Card Rename Utility
This free utility program can be used to rename the memory card on your iPAQ Pocket PC to "Storage Card".  The original iPAQs used the term "Storage Card" to describe the memory card.  Newer models use terms such as "SD Card", "CF Card" and many other directory names.  The change in "standard" terminology is a problem for applications written several years ago because they try to find a "Storage Card' and can't find the SD or CF memory cards.  For example, the Cambridge 300 Utility (I believe) tries to save downloaded flight log files on the "Storage Card".  When it can't find one it saves the files in the My Documents/Flights directory in the Pocket PC's internal memory.  Many pilots prefer to have the file saved directly to their SD or CF memory card so they can transfer the flight log to their PC using a memory card reader.  This utility should make that possible.  It can rename the memory card so that the 300 Utility can access the "Storage Card". 
  iPAQ Pocket PCs  

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