# Ticket #8 (new enhancement)

## New tasktypes: Open Distance - 2, 3, 4, 5 points

Reported by: | ste | Owned by: | ste |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | |

Component: | FsComp | Version: | 1.1 |

Keywords: | task | Cc: |

### Description

Current version (4.14) of GpsDump only saves 2 point distance ("Open distance" - best straight distance between any two points on the tracklog) and 5 point distance (best distance from a point on the tracklog via 3 other points on the tracklog to a last point on the tracklog).

Next version of GpsDump vil also save 3 and 4 point distances in the GpsDump .kml format (These are same as the OLC type tasks).

FS will make use of this to let task-setter set open distance tasks where one define

- a start turnpoint (normally a circle around take off)
- select either 2, 3, 4, or 5 point distance

The task is then: have a point inside the start turnpoint (to prove you started from the right place), then fly wherever you want to make a best possible 2, 3, 4, or 5 point distance on the tracklog.

## Change History

### comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by mark@…

I like this idea, makes xc comps easily scorable. I think there should be at least 2 options: points per km normalise tasks to 100 points

other options could include bonuses for flat triangle, out and return and fai triangle. I imagine gpsDump gives the distances of these only if they are properly closed, or using the 'set loop flight gap' parameter. It may be nice to have this as a percentage rather than fixed km (maybe difficult?). Thanks, Mark

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