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Subject Distances reported for tasks
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Author Colin Hunt
Posted 26-Apr-17 16:31:00
  From time to time, there is a difference I do not understand between the task length as declared (and as displayed by SeeYou on my PC), and as determined by the Ladder calculator. Often, I think, this is related to the difference between using barrels and using FAI sectors. Sometimes it is not.

Yesterday, for example, I flew a task I believed to be 372.9 km (a polygon with 3 turnpoints). The calculator decided this task length to be only 365.1 km, even though I used and declared FAI sectors so that the actual distance must have been in excess of the larger number.

Why the discrepancy?

Best wishes,

Colin

 

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