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Subject Re: Maximum number of turning points on ladder
Thread Number 3 of 3 in thread
Author Tom Edwards
Posted 26-Aug-18 22:52:00
Ok thanks John, reason for asking was that we preplanned a task for NVGC upwood task week to stay local if weather was going to turn rubbish and flying low performance gliders K8 and L-Spatz didnt want a big retrieve,
Declared UPW,CRL,PET,WIS,LYV,NOR,THP,MCH,UPW Total of233km so some short legs and some of 59 and 46 km , we achieved the task but submitted it as two flights to put it on the ladder.
Understand there has to be some rules , (but we havent got turbos ) low performance gliders and strong winds dont mix well although its a challenge just feel there could be a dispensation for gliders under a certain handicap, standing by for the flack.

## On 18-Aug-18 17:13:00 John Bridge wrote:

Hi Tom,

No-one else is biting, so I'll have a go...

Short answer is you can't - the Ladder was not designed to cater for more than 4 TPs - more *could* be added but the outcome would be that some pilots would fly a greater number of shorter legs, which runs against the original concept for the Ladder to promote adventurous flights.

What you *are* permitted to do is to drop one or more TPs from your flight to fit in with the rules. The following option may be found in the help popup for Self-Validation:

"I declared more turnpoints than are permitted in the Ladder:
Some competition tasks include more than four turnpoints. Given that the pilot has flown a greater distance than that claimed, this is acceptable."

Or don't use more than 4 TPs.


## On 11-Aug-18 08:54:00 Tom Edwards wrote:

The maximum number of TPs is 4 not including start and finish ,so how do you score for maximum distance if you have more than the permitted number of TPS .


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