When the runway is not enough flattened.

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Xavier
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When the runway is not enough flattened.

Post by Xavier » Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:13 am

Yesterday, all the pilots who enter the flight late with the runway full of gliders some problems occurred when they start in the 2 rows of 5 gliders at the end of the queue.

Due to an insufficient flattening at the end of the runway they went to the line with an angle of 30 to 90° or 5 meters upward.

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Few pilots can start in this position. Generally the rope breaks and the glider is crashed by the following of the queue.


The only solution is to press "Escape" and choose "Restart".

A rectangle flat area of 100 m wide x 30 m long at each end of the runway must be provided.
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JeffSmith
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Re: When the runway is not enough flattened.

Post by JeffSmith » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:09 pm

This is one thing I'm never quite sure about so now so I flatten 100m all around the airstrip.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to publish a detail diagram of the standard runway parameters, which are required by Condor.
That way landscape creators will know before they complete and upload their landscapes.

Another solution would be to queue the gliders in a compact line with only a meter or so behind each nose. Just enough distance to identify each competitor. This is how the ghost gliders start and it works fine.

A third option would be to normalize the gliders position on the start line, so everyone begins at the correct attitude and altitude, no matter how far away they have been towed in from. It's always funny to watch the tow plane roll up and disappear under the runway, because it was parked at a lower altitude. Automatically resetting the tow plane and glider to the runway altitude before beginning the tow, would solve these problems.

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