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Old February 12th 20, 01:34 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default ETE calculation in LX90xx

I would like a deeper understanding of how the LX90xx calculates ETE than can be found in para. 5.1.1.6 of the manual.

I would like to start by asking if there are any accessible documents or discussions on the topic.
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Old February 12th 20, 05:14 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default ETE calculation in LX90xx

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 5:34:50 AM UTC-8, Pat Russell wrote:
I would like a deeper understanding of how the LX90xx calculates ETE than can be found in para. 5.1.1.6 of the manual.

I would like to start by asking if there are any accessible documents or discussions on the topic.


Perhaps better to post on this forum:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!fo...nav-user-group
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Old February 14th 20, 11:56 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default ETE calculation in LX90xx

On Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:34:50 UTC+2, Pat Russell wrote:
I would like a deeper understanding of how the LX90xx calculates ETE than can be found in para. 5.1.1.6 of the manual.

I would like to start by asking if there are any accessible documents or discussions on the topic.


As a thought experiment, how should it be done? What is required is a forecast of the weather conditions and your personal flying style for the rest of the flight.

- Do you follow strict MC speeds in calm air?
- Do you keep exact same average speed during final glide as before?
- Do you know that you will get one or several thermals exactly same as your MC setting while flying home?
- Do you fly final glide exatcly to safety altitude with no added margins at any conditions?
- Is the final glider wind identical to your all previous wind measurements, starting from first thermal after releasing from tow?

If you answered yes, it is pretty easy to calculate the ETE/ETA. If no, just forget it.

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Old February 14th 20, 12:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default ETE calculation in LX90xx

I have been using the 9000 series for several years. The ETE based on Average Speed + Vario works surprisingly well unless you get low and have to dig out.

To quote from the manual:
"All four methods of calculating ETA and ETE (Estimate Time of Arrival & Estimate Time Elapsed) take into account glider altitude, wind and safety (arrival) altitude thus ensuring that the calculation made is the best possible."


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Old February 14th 20, 01:36 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default ETE calculation in LX90xx

That's helpful, Jim, thank you.

I put my question he
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...up/S_q7bigCewQ

I am still very interested in learning what the instrument is doing.

Pat

 




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