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      Steven SnyderSteven Snyder

        I am looking to hold a class on using XCSoar for recording and submitting flight tracks. I need a volunteer that has a good understanding of what it is and how it works. Anyone feel up to the task?


      • #11477
        Dennis BurkeDennis Burke

          I can only speak for myself, but there is another version-type to XCSoar called “TopHat” for Android systems, that i find much easier to seup, use & understand.

          It uses XC Soar file formats, waypoints, site files, tasks, records flights as IGC files, and replays IGCs.

          Minimum experience using XCSoar.


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          Steven SnyderSteven Snyder

            Dennis. A valid point. We should be able to use any programs that are available.

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              <span class="Y2IQFc" lang="en">To all of the corn field glider pilots.
              Watch as the Colorado boys fly for the badges.
              Happy new year for all members of Sky soaring club.


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              Don GrilloDon Grillo

                I’m not very familiar with XCSoar. I used it a few times in 2014 on an small android PDA. I do recall that I needed an extra battery to keep the PDA charged for long flights. Newer devices may not need that extra charging.  I don’t believe that it works on iPhones or apple devices.  The club does own an Oudie that can also be used to load tasks and record your flight and create .IGC files.

                Those of us at the club that are flying xcountry use several different online tools to help us plan our tasks. We use SkySight for weather and SeeYou  for task planing. They are yearly subscriptions. They both interact with each other so you can overlay the forecasted weather over your SeeYou task planner. This helps in planning your task, where the best soaring weather will be. I believe they have free trials as well. You will need to load the northern Illinois waypoints file into SeeYou. That file is available here.


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