Friday, June 28, 2013

RC Timer Manual

RC Timer Pro Manual

The RC Timer application is intended for use in modelling glider contests (or training). The App is created to support the F3J, F5J, F3B and F3K disciplines.


At modeling glider contest, a number of rounds are flown. A round has a worktime of a certain amount of minutes, mostly 15 within F3J and 10 at F3K contests.


The worktime is default set to 10 minutes. This can be changed by tapping the down-right info button and changind the slider according to your desired worktime. The worktime can be started and stopped with the butons in the navigation bar. After tapping the 'Start worktime' button, the prograss bar at the bottom decreases and a count-down display is updated every second. At one minute, 30 seconds, 20 seconds, 10 seconds, 9, 8 ... 3, 2, 1 a sound is given to indicate the end of the worktime.

Flight times

Within that worktime, a pilot has to fly a number of times. The times of the individual flights can be recorded by tapping anywhere in the sreen. The first tap will record the start of flight one, the second tap will record the landing and stop the time. The third tap will record the start of flight two, and so on. The right side of the screen acts as a scrollbar. In this way you are able to scroll throught the already recorded flights.

Airplane Mode

This application only works when the iPhone is in 'Airplane Mode'. It is not allowed to use a mobile phone on the airfield during a contest. Using airplane mode the iPhone is converted into a hand-held personal computer instead of a mobile phone, no change of interference with transmitters and receivers.

Have Fun :)