Creating A Task

Task List

This screen is accessed from the “Navigation” menu.

This screen shows a 3-column list of stored tasks, sorted by either Name in the left-hand column or Dist(ance) in the middle column. The right hand column shows the number of waypoints in the task.

Tapping the Map button takes you to the Task Preview feature.

Records shows the total number of tasks in the database, while Page X of Y shows what screen number of the total list you are looking at.

You can scroll through the list using the following hardware buttons

Button Function
Calendar Move one item up in the list. Moving to the previous page if required, but not past the start of the list
Phone Move one item down in the list. Moving to the next page if required, but not past the end of the list
Page-Down Move a page up in the list. Or to the last page if at the start of the list
Page-Up Move a page down in the list. Or to the first page if at the end of the list


A task is selected by tapping on it, and is then shown in inverse (in this case, the task called “NewTsk2” is selected). You can Edit, Delete or Copy the selected task by tapping the buttons respectivly or simply create a new task by tapping New

Task Editor

In this case the task called “300-TP3-2” has been selected and is now in edit mode:

The 4-column list shows each waypoint in the task, with the name of the waypoint in the left-hand column, the distance (again, from the previous waypoint) to the waypoint in the 2nd, the bearing to this waypoint (from the previous waypoint) in the 3rd column, and the type of waypoint is shown in the 4th. column. The different types of wapoints are Startpoint (S), Turnpoint (T), Area (A) and Finish (F).

The Rules button allows you to setup certain kind of criteria for the task, like max. start gate hight etc. See Task Rules for a detailed describtion. If any task rules are active, the button text will be in uppercase. i.e RULES

The title of the task (in this case “300-TP3-2”) can be edited as you like. Using date or similar in the names of the tasks helps you later on to identify the task.

The ACT(ivate) button is used to declare and activate the task. Once this is done, the Arrow on the Final Glide screen will guide you to the start point of the task.

Once the task is active (and you are not in flight), you can enter expected wind and MC value (i.e. lift strength) to estimate FGA, task time, ETA at each turnpoint etc for the active task.

If the checkbox T/O is checked it means that the first waypoint is used as a Take Off. In similar way the Land checkbox is used to indicate that the last waypoint is used for landing.

Dist Total distance of task. If one or both of checkboxes T/O and Land is checked, the 2nd. and/or the last but one waypoint is used as start and/or finish waypoint in the task, thereby reducing the total distance of the task.

Tapping the Total Distance field will toggle the display between showing the distances for each leg and the percentage of the total distance for each leg. This is useful if you want to make a task that complies with the FAI 28% triangle rule.

All the distances are rounded down to ensure a 99,96km task is not shown as 100km. Also to ensure the task distance matches the FAI calculated distance you must select the FAI earth model from the Units Setup screen.

If you are editting an Assigned Area Task, a drop down menu list will be seen next to the Total Distance field. Using this, you can immediately move all target points to the Max distance, Min distance, or the Centre of the areas. Any previous you made to target points changes are overwritten.

Tasks that are defined as 2 concentric cylinders on the same waypoint, with the first radius being larger than the second radius are also supported. This type of task is used in some paragliding competitions. The larger radii must be defined as a circle area, or a start cylinder if the larger radius is the start.

Support for Cylinder races with various radii centered on the same waypoint. This type of task is typically used in Paragliding competitions.

  • There is a new type of area called an “Exit Area”, this is set by creating an Area waypoint and tapping on the sector type. This will change the type to an “Exit Area”
  • This “Exit Area” is considered achieved once you have entered it, and then left it.
  • Typically you will build a task with all the waypoints the same, but different combinations of cylinders, Start, finish, turnpoint and exit areas.
  • Before you activate the task, be sure to change the AAT type on the bottom right of the Task Edit screen to “Max”
  • For example, a simple out and return is made from 3 waypoints. Start Cylinder, Exit Area, Finish Cylinder. The radius settings for the start and finish are set on the Settings / Task screen as normal.

You can scroll through the list using the following hardware buttons

Button Function
Calendar Move one item up in the list. Moving to the previous page if required, but not past the start of the list
Phone Move one item down in the list. Moving to the next page if required, but not past the end of the list
Page-Down Move a page up in the list. Or to the last page if at the start of the list
Page-Up Move a page down in the list. Or to the first page if at the end of the list
If any changes are made to the active task, and you leave the Task Editor without re-activating the task, a confirm box will popup reminding you to re-activate the changes or cancel the changes. If you cancel any changes will be lost.

How to add/delete waypoints to the task:

Button Description
Edit Navigates to the Task Waypoint Edit screen for the selected waypoint.
Add Adds a waypoint to a task, after the selected waypoint.
Waypoint Up Moves the selected waypoint up.
Waypoint Down Moves the selected waypoint down.
Del Removes the waypoint from the task. (But does not delete it from the waypoint list)

After any changes the Total Task distance is re-calculated.

Note that waypoints in the task are not linked to the waypoints in the waypoint list. This means that if you first create a task, and there after edit the waypoint(s) in the waypoint list that you originally included in the task - you have seperate waypoints in the task and in the waypoint list. Even if they are named the same. So you cannot first create a task, and then edit it simply by editing the waypoints in the waypoint list. You have to either edit them in the task(s) as well, or delete them and add them again from the waypoint list.

Editting a Task Waypoint

You can edit the individual waypoints in a task. 1) For example, if you have need a task waypoint that is not actually in your waypoint database, you can add the nearest waypoint, then edit the waypoint in the task to the details you need.

To access the Task Waypoint Editor, double tap the waypoint name, or select it and tap the Edit button.

You can change the waypoint details and then

Tap Save, or press the Memo button, to save your changes, or tap Quit to exit without saving your changes.

You will be returned to the Task Editor

The Sector button takes you to the Waypoint Sector screen.

The Page-Up and Page-Down buttons can be used to change the Max Radius setting for an AREA waypoint. See Assigned Area Tasks.

Previewing a Task on the Moving Map

There is a task preview feature which allows you to quickly review each leg of the task and each turnpoint. This feature is available when you activate a task without any GPS input.

The Arrows and Reset button on the Moving Map screen have the functions below.

Fly Mode (Only available for the active task)

  • RESET - This moves you to the first turnpoint in the task
  • RIGHT - Moves you to the next turnpoint in the task
  • LEFT - Moves you to the previous turnpoint in the task
  • UP - Moves you forward along the task leg
  • DOWN - Moves you backward in the task leg


Pan Mode

  • RESET - Centers the task on the map screen, and zooms to fit the whole task.
  • RIGHT, LEFT, UP,DOWN - Pan around the map screen


You can swap between the 2 modes by tapping the top left corner of the screen.

When viewing the active task (after it has been activated) you can switch between the normal panning mode, and “Fly” mode by tapping the top left corner. When in “Fly” mode you can move down each task leg with the up/down arrows, and change waypoints with the left/right buttons.

The map can be set in Track-up or Course-up modes to rotate the map to the task leg direction. In Course-up mode, the glider symbol points north.

1) This does not change the original copy of the waypoint in the waypoint database
 
soarpilot/creating_a_task.txt · Last modified: 2014/01/08 10:50
 
Recent changes RSS feed Creative Commons License Donate Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0 Valid CSS Driven by DokuWiki