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by martyn
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: taskPilot enhancements
Topic: Height control
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Re: Height control

Actually, if Height Control was removed from incompleted flights, but speed points remained, then there could be a way to cheat the system. Start from a stratospheric height, blast around the task, but stop 1 km short of the finish, which means a technical landout. If Height Control was not applied ...
by martyn
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: taskPilot enhancements
Topic: Height control
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Re: Height control

Brian I never intended that this would be applied unless the task was completed as declared. In a flight by Mark Wilson on 27 Jan 18 the pilot failed to reach the first turnpoint, so technically he landed out at this point. Nonetheless, the Height Penalty appears to have been applied. I cannot see a...
by martyn
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: taskPilot enhancements
Topic: Archiving flights, tasks and waypoints
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Archiving flights, tasks and waypoints

Here's a possible solution. Maintain TWO turnpoint databases. The first one - for taskPilot only - maintains all old turnpoints and allows for the addition of new ones. The second one - for users - allows for some turnpoints to be deleted to reduce clutter. If moved they can be renamed, such as appe...
by martyn
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: taskPilot bugs
Topic: Buglist as at 24 Jan 18
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Re: Buglist as at 24 Jan 18

Negative Speed Points and Other Weird Things My understanding is that distance points start to be applied as soon as the pilot exits the start circle. However, no speed points accrue unless the task is completed. If completed, then speed is obviously calculated as distance/time. Applying the "Loss-O...
by martyn
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: taskPilot Guides
Topic: taskPilot scoring - How does that work?
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Re: taskPilot scoring - How does that work?

Calculating the Pilot Weightings In Wellington I wanted to have a single league, and the score for the day represented the "effort and determination" applied by each pilot. The raw result was therefore modified by two factors: the glider handicap and the Pilot class. Glider handicap is well understo...
by martyn
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: taskPilot enhancements
Topic: New features for mid Jan 2018 release
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: New features for mid Jan 2018 release

Sounds good, Brian. Another issue: I would expect a Club to learn a great deal after operating "taskPilot" for a while. This could mean that a new "edition" might be launched in the middle of winter, incorporating all the learning from the previous season. This could include adjustments to tasks, pi...
by martyn
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: taskPilot enhancements
Topic: Height control
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Height control

On a wave day a pilot could climb very high then choose to blast around a short task at high speed without turning. This would somewhat defeat the purpose of setting tasks that can be done on moderate days, and reduce in value the achievements of other pilots. For a contest-oriented approach a suita...
by martyn
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: taskPilot enhancements
Topic: Remove class from tasks
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Remove class from tasks

Brian, this is an option that I would like to try at WGC, at least until we get critical mass on the league table. One reason is that sometimes the task itself is only part of the challenge . . . there's all the preparation with learning to use the software, loading the right turnpoint list, enterin...
by martyn
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: taskPilot enhancements
Topic: Task Classification
Replies: 0
Views: 475

Task Classification

Hi Brian As the "Task Pilot" coach for the WGC I'm really keen to get this "task" thing working, and get more pilots into the excitement of flying tasks instead of just following the strongest energy lines in the sky. I've set up a battery of tasks from Papawai - mostly 50 km in length - aimed at th...