Ticket #138 (closed defect: fixed)
Incorrect calculation of flights that land short of a "long" goal line.
|Reported by:||RAS||Owned by:||ste|
|Keywords:||Infinite Goal Lines||Cc:|
I have more explain ation of my problem on the forum, as yet no replies
I have found a problem when setting long goal lines. I often use “infinite” goal lines when setting tasks. This allows pilots to keep going on the good days but still leaving a realistic challenge for most pilots. The first issue I found was FS would not let me set a goal line longer than the last leg, no big deal as a line that long is not usually necessary. There was no issue or difference to “Race Tracker” for pilots that crossed the goal line but there is for pilots that landed short. I found that as I increased the length of the goal line the distance flown by pilots that landed short decreased. On the test I have done so far a pilot that landed 3.5 km short on a 42.3 km task is shown as only flying 7km when the goal line is 35km, this distance increases as I decrease the length of the goal line. In this particular case the landing positson was quite close to coarse line. Race Tracked does have a problem with infinite goal lines as it calculates the distance short of goal as being from landing position to the goal centre. If a pilot landed just short of the goal line but several KM from the goal centre I would have to calculated the distance manually. I do not understand what FS is doing. Am I doing something wrong or does FS have a problem with long goal lines. (ihave also tried it in 1.2.7)
I have included the print out from both RACE and FS (Jon Durand is not in FS as he flew the coarse and landed t goal but had no tracklog)