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by wickid
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Multiplayer
Topic: FAI Sailplane Grand Prix - Qualifying - Varese ITALY 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 1647

Re: FAI Sailplane Grand Prix - Qualifying - Varese ITALY 2021

I think so. We are flying slightly faster than the real life competitors. But we can (and do) take more risks in Condor. The gliders in Condor are also factory fresh, clean gliders. So they always achieve their claimed performance. I think the weather is quite well matched. Today the winners flew ar...
by wickid
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Multiplayer
Topic: FAI Sailplane Grand Prix - Qualifying - Varese ITALY 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 1647

Re: FAI Sailplane Grand Prix - Qualifying - Varese ITALY 2021

No problem. There are 3 types of competition: Classic race: After the jointime and the "race in" time window the start line opens and you have between 1 min and 2 hours to start depending on the settings in Condor. You will see a countdown timer "start window closes" in the top left corner of the sc...
by wickid
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Multiplayer
Topic: FAI Sailplane Grand Prix - Qualifying - Varese ITALY 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 1647

Re: FAI Sailplane Grand Prix - Qualifying - Varese ITALY 2021

It should be roughly the same when airstart is used. After the server starts you will get: Jointime (15 min) Waiting for race start (10 min) Line open. In theory this should be at 13:25:00. However every competitor needs to have a chance to launch before waiting for race start begins to count. When ...
by wickid
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Multiplayer
Topic: ? Hosting a Competition on a separate server to the Condor 2 Installation
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: ? Hosting a Competition on a separate server to the Condor 2 Installation

No you don't need an FTP. If you have a computer which you can leave running 24/7 you can set up your own competition server. You only need Condor with the server installs of the landscapes and DSHelper. Make a flightplan in Condor and save it. You can then use DSHelper to launch and run the Condor ...
by wickid
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Multiplayer
Topic: FAI Sailplane Grand Prix - Qualifying - Varese ITALY 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 1647

Re: FAI Sailplane Grand Prix - Qualifying - Varese ITALY 2021

Thanks for today's race. Some comments: If you make the start height in game the same as the maximum race start height people with an engine may be able to climb to an optimum position to start. They have to descent to the "start height" before they can start the race. But if this is the same as the...
by wickid
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Condor Club
Topic: What other "tools" are you using?
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: What other "tools" are you using?

If you use the print option, it saves the map to the main condor folder
by wickid
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Community support
Topic: Feature Request: Ability to move polar up/down the Y-axis
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Feature Request: Ability to move polar up/down the Y-axis

I wanted to elaborate a bit more on the above. It is not only the straight flight 1G polar you have to take into account in this calculation. Some manufacturers also produce circling polars. They show the increase sinkrate when flying with bankangle. What you have to take into account is that bank g...
by wickid
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Community support
Topic: Feature Request: Ability to move polar up/down the Y-axis
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Feature Request: Ability to move polar up/down the Y-axis

Yes. If the thermals average below about 1.5 it may be more efficient to have half ballast due to the relatively long time spent climbing. The few cm/s you sink more with water become more and more significant the weaker the thermals become.
by wickid
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Community support
Topic: Feature Request: Ability to move polar up/down the Y-axis
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Feature Request: Ability to move polar up/down the Y-axis

You know the e-vario in Condor tells you what speed to fly in sink? Press right ctrl to set it to sollfahrt (speed command) mode. Alternatively watch the arrows on the left part of the screen. This is assuming you set your MC setting for the expected climb.
by wickid
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flap Setting in a Thermal?
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Flap Setting in a Thermal?

The recommended flap speeds on the rings in Condor are for full water/ballast*. If you want the speeds for an empty glider the formula is the squareroot of the old weight over the new one. It differs quite a lot on the Diana as it has a very broad weight range. I think about 20 kph off the top of my...
by wickid
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Community support
Topic: JS-1 Handling Bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: JS-1 Handling Bad?

What speed are you trying to fly? With some bank and full water 110 kph is really about the minimum speed it still flies.
by wickid
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flap Setting in a Thermal?
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Flap Setting in a Thermal?

Several planes have landing flaps that can be used in thermals as well. For example in the Arcus manual it is explicitly stated that this is a possibility. On these planes most of the time flaps L has a very narrow speed range were they are more efficient than the flap setting just below it. This sp...
by wickid
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Condor Club
Topic: Condor Updater wont shut up
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Condor Updater wont shut up

Windows 7 is not getting security patches anymore, making it vulnerable for hacker attacks more and more every day. If you are fine with that, by all means stay on windows 7...
by wickid
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Planes
Topic: PERLAN II Plane Creation or Availability
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: PERLAN II Plane Creation or Availability

Would be very difficult. There is no manual or performance figures for this custom, one off glider. So I would not get my hopes up if I were you.
by wickid
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Modifying Panel Layout
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Modifying Panel Layout

No. That is not part of the .gau file. The navigation system is part of the 3D model and can not be changed.