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Flight Log

Postby planemaker » March 4th, 2010, 7:12 pm

I think I found the one topic which jander forgot to mention...
How do you make a flight log in one day??????
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Re: Flight Log

Postby Brucester » March 4th, 2010, 7:18 pm

Well, do you have the data already? Do you have 2 hours to actually get data for making the log? If not, you just got to make some data up.
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Re: Flight Log

Postby jander14indoor » March 5th, 2010, 3:34 am

Not sure what you are asking?
Flight log isn't dependent on days, but flights. You just need data from 10 flights.
Are you asking how to get ten flights in in one day? Just need some space to fly and a hour or so, collect data EVERY flight, good or bad.
Are you asking what should be in the flight log (above the required elements of course)?
Are you asking how to lay it out?
Are you asking how to present it?
Is your problem the contest is tomorrow and you haven't even started practicing yet? Can't help you much there, you are in deep stuff.

A good flight log is critical to success, but once set up and in the habit, its easy to keep up. Remember, to avoid penalty, all you need is the minimum. To maximize flight time, you need much more.

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Re: Flight Log

Postby planemaker » March 10th, 2010, 6:35 pm

in response to jeff's comment...

i meant if you don't have a flight log and you have to make one up on the day of the tournament
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Re: Flight Log

Postby Greg Doe » March 10th, 2010, 9:00 pm

Planemaker,
Just make up a spread sheet with 6 or so columns. Decide what parameters you want to record.
The important ones are Airplane name or number (if you have more than one) rubber size, number of winds, flight time, ceiling hight, and comments ( trim adjustments, etc.). You need data
on a minimum of ten flights to avoid second tier. Good luck.
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Re: Flight Log

Postby StampingKid » March 11th, 2010, 5:51 am

Making a flight log and making one up are two different things. Making one up is pretty worthless and violates at least spirit of rules. It would be more meaningful to make the log from the trim flights.
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Re: Flight Log

Postby jander14indoor » March 11th, 2010, 7:41 am

Better check the rules, I think it requires the flight log to be from flights made before the day of the tournament. Didn't want students using that days trim flights for the minimum as that missed the point.

As to making up a flight log, I expect it to join the race to the floor. There is no good substitute for practice.

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