Torque is not a substitution for counting winds. It is just another data point that supplements the other information about any one flight. Really, the more useful data/notes you have recorded for every flight, the more you should be able to maximize your times by adjusting variables.mrsteven wrote:So the torque meter is just so you can measure how much torque gives you the best flight and decrease/increase winds to get that torque number? So youre not really measuring the number of winds, but how much torque is on it before flying.
Like instead of saying 20 winds is the best flight (for example purposes) you say X torque is ideal?
For example, the best indoor fliers record (at minimum), just in relation to the motor, the rubber band size (either width or mass/length), batch of rubber, how many times each rubber band has been used, winds to max, max torque, number of winds backed off, turns left at landing and other general notes (possibly temperature, etc). And that's not even getting into notes about the airplane itself or the flight, both of which involve a huge number of data points. If nothing else, I'd say the best indoor freeflight competitors are some of the best note-takers and detail oriented people I've ever met.