Flying An Assigned Area Task

SoarPilot has some features designed to help the Pilot when flying an assigned area task.

When flying an assigned area task, the current target point (represented by a circle with a cross in it) and the point of maximum penetration into the area (shown by an open diamond) are displayed on the Moving Map as well as the Waypoint Sector screens.

The AAT: Update Legs on the Task Settings screen has an important effect on the information displayed. See the 2 sections below for the differences.

To see the next waypoint information on the Final Glide or moving Map screens the Next Wpt Info option must be set to “ALL” or “CTL” on the Final Glide Settings screen.

On the Moving Map screen, under the distance values in the top right corner, a label will be displayed to tell the Pilot which control point in the area is indicated. They are

  • “Min” - For the Minimum distance point
  • “Max” - For the Maximum distance point
  • “Tgt” - For the Target point

The information is designed to help the Pilot decide when to turn in each area to achieve a good distance and speed scrore.

During the time you are in an area, the Task Distance (Dist) and Time on Task (TOT) fields on the Waypoint Sector and Flight Info screens are updated with the latest distance scored in the area. So initially you will see the task distance and time on task reduce as you have just entered the area, then you can fly as deep into the area as required until the distance and time on task are at the required values.


AAT Mode: Normal

Approaching the Area

  • The main waypoint points to the Target point set-up during the planning stage.
  • the next waypoint points to the Minimum distance point of the area.

Entering the Area

  • The main waypoint points to the next turnpoint (or target point in the next area) so you can always see the direction to leave the area.
  • The next waypoint points to the Target point in the area (set at the planning stage)
  • If you continue to fly into the area, once you achieve a scoring distance greater than the Target point, the next waypoint points to the Maximum distance point of the area.

Leaving the Area

  • The main waypoint points continues to point to the next turnpoint (or target point in the next area)
  • The next waypoint points to the Minimum distance point in the next area, if there is one.


AAT Mode: Update Legs

Approaching the Area

  • The main waypoint points to the Target point set-up during the planning stage.
  • the next waypoint points to the Minimum distance point of the area.

Entering the Area

  • At the point of entry into the area the Target point will “jump” to the entry point and follow the glider’s position in the area.
  • The main waypoint points to the next turnpoint (or target point in the next area) so you can always see the direction to leave the area.
  • The next waypoint points to the Maximum distance point of the area.
  • The Target point continues to follow the glider until the distance scored in this area reduces. At this point the Target point remains fixed at the maximum distance scored. The next waypoint now points to the Target point.

Leaving the Area

  • The main waypoint points continues to point to the next turnpoint (or target point in the next area)
  • The next waypoint points to the Minimum distance point in the next area, if there is one.


AAT Mode: Manual Turn

Approaching the Area

  • The main waypoint points to the Target point set-up during the planning stage.
  • the next waypoint points to the Minimum distance point of the area.

Entering the Area

  • At the point of entry into the area the main waypoint continues to point to the Target point.
  • The next waypoint waypoint is not shown.
  • If you exceed pre-planned distance in the area, the Target point will move ahead of the glider a small distance towards the max point. Showing you the direction to the maximum point in the area.
  • All the task distance, final glide around, and ETA calculations still assume you will reach the Target point prior to leaving the area.

Turning in the Area

  • This is now done by tapping the CSE: field on the Moving Map or Final glide screen, or by pressing the Calc silk screen button.
  • A dialog will appear asking the pilot to confirm the turn.
  • Once turned, the main waypoint points to the next turnpoint (or target point in the next area) so you can see the direction to leave the area.
  • If still in the area, the pilot can decide to “Return” to the area, by tapping the CSE: field on the Moving Map or Final glide screen, or by pressing the Calc silk screen button.

Leaving the Area

  • If the pilot has not manually turned in the area, then this will be done automatically.
  • The main waypoint points continues to point to the next turnpoint (or target point in the next area)
  • The next waypoint points to the Minimum distance point in the next area, if there is one.

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soarpilot/flying_an_assigned_area_task.txt · Last modified: 2009/05/04 06:52 by pgleesonuk
 
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