Ticket #250 (new enhancement)
Altitude check/display at SS cylinder crossing
|Reported by:||oyvellef||Owned by:||joerg|
(Related to Ticket #161)
We need a check and display of altitude for SS cylinder crossing. We have used altitude limits on the SS cylinder crossing as one mechanism to remove the incentive for pilots to climb into clouds to gain an unfair and unsafe advantage on the start of the task.
This feature is needed for the HG Worlds in January 2013, as there will be altitude limits both on start and in regards to airspace. Airspace checks are implemented, but the SS check would have to be manual with the current version of FS.
Implementation; I would suggest an extra field in the task setup, "SS Cylinder crossing altitude limit" Any other altitude limits could be enforced through the airspace checks, but in my mind the cylinder crossing is a different mechanism than airspace.
If the pilots cross too high an alarm should be raised in the GUI, (Hilighting the pilot in red?) and probably suggest a penalty based on % or points per meter.
FS should only alarm on the crossing that counts as the pilot's start, as pilots may cross the cylinder many times above the limit while waiting for the startgate.
I would also suggest the start altitude limit is published in the score-report, and the calculated individual altitude per pilot with the points.
The altitude could be interpolated from the two tracklog points before and after, or maybe just the first point after the crossing.