Monday, August 31, 2015

Version 3.0

It is about time to create a new version of the App. After reading reviews, using the App myself and listening to other pilots I have decided to create a new version of the App.

Version 3.0 includes:
  1. Show all necessary info about the current flight on screen. It is not necessary to be able to see earlier flights while flying. When the user wants to look at his earlier flights the user can swipe up to reveal the table with earlier flights. Swiping down hides the table again.
  2. Using Task H (1, 2, 3, 4 Minutes flight) in the F3K discipline does a wrong calculation of the target time. Therefore the end-sound keeps playing after starting the flight. Solved now.
  3. Added task K (Big Ladder) to F3K where flights of 60s, 90s, 120s, 150s  and 180s must be flown.
  4. Working time can now be stopped at the settings page (top right bar button) when the working time is automatically started with a press on a volume button. In settings, the "Start worktime with button" is then set to ON. Got it?
  5. I have used another system to capture the input from the volume buttons. This mechanism is switched off on the settings page, there you can change the volume using this same volume buttons. Also it is easier (works every time) to use the buttons from a headset as a 'remote control'
  6. Minor changes and improvements.

Friday, June 28, 2013

RC Timer Manual

RC Timer Pro Manual

The RC Timer application is intended for use in modelling glider contests (or training). The App is created to support the F3J, F5J, F3B and F3K disciplines.


At modeling glider contest, a number of rounds are flown. A round has a worktime of a certain amount of minutes, mostly 15 within F3J and 10 at F3K contests.


The worktime is default set to 10 minutes. This can be changed by tapping the down-right info button and changind the slider according to your desired worktime. The worktime can be started and stopped with the butons in the navigation bar. After tapping the 'Start worktime' button, the prograss bar at the bottom decreases and a count-down display is updated every second. At one minute, 30 seconds, 20 seconds, 10 seconds, 9, 8 ... 3, 2, 1 a sound is given to indicate the end of the worktime.

Flight times

Within that worktime, a pilot has to fly a number of times. The times of the individual flights can be recorded by tapping anywhere in the sreen. The first tap will record the start of flight one, the second tap will record the landing and stop the time. The third tap will record the start of flight two, and so on. The right side of the screen acts as a scrollbar. In this way you are able to scroll throught the already recorded flights.

Airplane Mode

This application only works when the iPhone is in 'Airplane Mode'. It is not allowed to use a mobile phone on the airfield during a contest. Using airplane mode the iPhone is converted into a hand-held personal computer instead of a mobile phone, no change of interference with transmitters and receivers.

Have Fun :)