Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Although the ground temperature got pretty warm today, high 90's, the temperature aloft was too warm to to allow thermals to develop. It was just plain stable all day. None of the club private pilots flew at all. Only the students took flights... and none of them found any lift.

There's this one guy with a private ship... not part of a club. P7 takes off early and stays away all day, when no one else can do anything. I don't know how he does it.

On the plus side, I spent some time working with the club's Volkslogger in the PW-5 and was finally able to get it to send live data to SeeYou Mobile on my IPAQ. (I got an email from the Volkslogger tech support group with the connection info. The VL uses a different baud rate for upload/download mode than it does for flight mode - I never would have figured that out.) I'm anxious to see how flights logged that way differ from flights recorded with my Transplant GPS unit. Based on some ground testing, I suspect my traces so far are off by a couple hundred feet, consistently to one side. I don't know if it's the Transplant or the SeeYou... the test with the VL feed will tell me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chat up P7 away from the crowd...thes e guys can really have some great input to staying up, particularly if in a one-on-one situation.