Waypoint Style for the CUP file

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Waypoint Style for the CUP file

Post by JeffSmith » Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:59 am

I had to look these CUP style codes up for a landscape I'm busy with.
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Condor uses a basic format for the CUP file.
Only enter the Name (16 char), LAT, LON, ELEV, and style as 1.
See below for how to create a working CUP file .
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Re: Waypoint Style for the CUP file

Post by Bre901 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:26 pm

FYI : Condor just ignores these codes, they are all set to 1 in the cup files that are written to the DOCUMENTS\Condor\Turnpoints folder, even if different values are specified in the .cup file supplied in the Condor2\Landscapes\LANDSCAPE\ folder
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Re: Waypoint Style for the CUP file

Post by JeffSmith » Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:34 pm

I set up the CUP file properly today, working with the correct number of digits and converting the LAT & LON values to decimal minutes etc.
I still can't see what this file achieves apart from viewing it outside the simulation. What function does it serve if any whilst flying the SIM?

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Re: Waypoint Style for the CUP file

Post by wickid » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:09 pm

Displays the TP's on the PDA map and in the flightplanner. Make sure it is saved in your mydocuments/condor/turnpoints folder. Not in the main landscape folder in the install location to see changes.
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Re: Waypoint Style for the CUP file

Post by JeffSmith » Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:12 pm

Here's an easy way to create a working CUP file for your CONDOR2 landscape.
Don't bother with the airports you have created in your landscape, as they will show automatically.
When you run a task the CUP file is copied into your DOCUMENTS\CONDOR\TURNPOINTS folder with the correct data,
so you only need to enter the name and coordinates for each Waypoint/TP. If this CUP file copy exists, Condor ignores the CUP file in the landscape's folder. To see your changes to the CUP file you must delete / rename / move the copy in your Documents folder.

Pick a sixteen character (maximum) name in quotes for each waypoint/TP like "Bobs Hut".
The LAT coordinate must be in degrees and decimal minutes in the format DDMM.MMM with N or S.
The LON coordinate must be in degrees and decimal minutes in the format DDDMM.MMM with E or W.
Multiply your decimal Degrees coordinates by 60 to get your decimal minutes for latitude 17.456712N = 17° 27.402'N = 1727.402N
and for longitude 17.456712E = 17° 27.402'E = 01727.402E

In the task planner 35.15.457 South by 173.54.727 East will be entered as 3515.457S and 17354.727E
Set the ELEV as 1.0m and the STYLE as 1 and that's all the data you need.
So this waypoint entry would be "Bobs Hut",,,3515.457S,17354.727E,1.0m,1,,,,

Run Condor and create a basic task for your landscape, and start the task. After it loads and is ready to fly, quit the task and exit Condor. Copy the newly created CUP file from your DOCUMENTS\CONDOR\TURNPOINTS folder to your landscape folder CUP file. You will see that Condor has entered all the correct elevations for each waypoint.

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Re: Waypoint Style for the CUP file

Post by JeffSmith » Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:33 pm

The fact that Condor2 works this way is really cool imho.

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