GliderTimer complements our GliderKeeper in a simple and at the same time very ingenious way. While the GliderKeeper allows besides the classic logger functions (switch-off altitude and cut-off function) also the flight time and of course a detailed logging of the flight, GliderTimer offers the possibility to record this data directly after landing, to save the landing score and to transfer this data for up to six pilots directly into a competition score.
How it works:
GliderTimer reads the ID of a GliderKeeper the first time it connects to it. This ID can be entered directly with a cell phone, for example, so that the pilot's name is also displayed in the evaluation.
If all participating pilots are entered, GliderTimer can start the first round of a competition. Thereby the previously set countdown runs backwards with the preparation time. With the start signal the pilots start their models. By using GliderSync all models are on exactly the same time signal and therefore early starts of the engine are already detected here. After landing, the pilot or a helper measures the landing distance in meters. As soon as the GliderTimer comes to the competition pilot for data acquisition, the model is lifted at the tail so that the fuselage is vertical. Within a few seconds the GliderKeeper is recognized by the GliderTimer via WiFi and sends the necessary flight data to the GliderTimer. The helper now enters the landing distance into the GliderTimer and the data acquisition is finished. This is repeated with all participants and then the round is completed. Of course, any over-fly is detected and recorded in this phase as well.
At the end of the selected number of rounds the result is determined. Of course the intermediate results are visible at any time, resp. can be read out by cell phone. No delays, no manual data transfer and no input errors! Simply the result of a small competition among friends.