Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of FS Guide


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Jan 29, 2008, 10:15:33 AM (12 years ago)
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Øyvind Ellefsen
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    2929=== About the pilot ID and CIVLID ===
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    31 The pilot ID is the unique number of the pilot in the competition. This must be unique and it will save you a lot of time to let the pilots in your clob or organization have the same number over time, as it's written to the GPS, and eventually you will remember each pilot's number.
     31The pilot ID is the unique number of the pilot in the competition. This must be unique and it will save you a lot of time to let the pilots in your club or organization have the same number over time, as it's written to the GPS, and eventually you will remember each pilot's number. For Cat 1 comps it is normal to use the WPRS ranking of the pilot as pilot ID.
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    3333The CIVLID is the ID a pilot is given the first time he/she is registered in the CIVL database.
     
    3535Any pilot that has been in a Cat 1 or 2 competition after 2001 should be in this database.
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    37 This ID is used when uploading results to the CIVL database where it is used to generate the World Ranking (WPRS).
     37The CIVLID is used when uploading results to the CIVL database where it is used to generate the World Ranking (WPRS).
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    3939=== About the error margin when checking tracklog ===
     
    4141Under "Tools/Options" one can set an error margin in percent of turnpoint radius.
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    43 It is default 0,5%. This is 2 meters for a 400 meter radius tp. 200 meters for a 40km radius turnpoint.
     43The error margin is default 0,5%. This is 2 meters for a 400 meter radius tp. 200 meters for a 40km radius turnpoint.
    4444This is used because there are a number of different ways the GPS devices calculate distance which may give slightly different distance. If you do not believe this is necessary you should do a simple test - create the same two TP task of about 50-100km in a few different types of instruments, then look at the distance shown. We wish these differences could be documented by the makers of the instruments, but it have not been successful so far.
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    4848You should create a folder for your competition, we recommend to place it under My Documents\FSComps\''compname''
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    50 Start FSComp.exe, you will be greeted will a fairly empty window, don't worry, it will soon be full of data.
     50Start FSComp.exe, you will be greeted with a fairly empty window, don't worry, it will soon be full of data.
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    6565By selecting the empty row and pressing Enter (or right-click and choose Edit or New) you get a dialog for entering a new pilot.
    66 Short-cuts:
    67 Ins - new pilot
    68 Del - delete pilot
     66Keyboard shortcuts:
     67Insert - new pilot
     68Delete - delete pilot
    6969Enter - edit pilot (or new if on empty row)
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    7171Select one or more rows by clicking and dragging, shift-click, or ctrl-click, and use the "Delete" key to remove participants (you're asked to confirm each deletion).
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    73 Another option to get participants into a .fsdb file is to use !"UpdateFsdbWithParticipants.xlt". This is an Excel Template which you just open in Excel to create a new spreadsheet, then add participants directly in Excel anyway you like. Follow the instructions written as comments in the spreadsheet. You will need to have macros enabled in Excel for the spreadsheet to work.
     73Another option to get participants into a .fsdb file is to use "!UpdateFsdbWithParticipants.xlt" This is an Excel Template which you just open in Excel to create a new spreadsheet, then add participants directly in Excel anyway you like. Follow the instructions written as comments in the spreadsheet. You will need to have macros enabled in Excel for the spreadsheet to work.
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    7575Using Excel gives you the option of adding more information per participant, like paid status, mobile number, etc. It will save you some time in the long run.