FB4:Analysis

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Reviewing flights on your Flytec Balloon 4

The most recent 50 flights are stored in chronological order in the Flytec Balloon 4's internal log book, and are available for review until you delete them, or until they are overwritten by more recent flights. To review the summary of any flight, use the Flights menu. In addition to these basic log entries, the Flytec Balloon 4 also stores track files in two formats for flight analysis on a computer.

Press and hold MENU, then use the arrow keys to select Flights. Press OK.
Scroll to select a flight.
Press OK.

The flight summary page

When you have selected a flight, a summary page displays the following information:

  • Maximum value of ALT1
  • Maximum climb rate of the flight
  • Maximum sink rate of the flight
  • Total flight time
  • Position in internal flight log (most recent flight is always number 1)
  • Date
  • Take-off time
  • Flight summary page

Uploading flights to your computer

Connect the Flytec Balloon via USB to a computer and get your Google Earth files containing your flights from the folder "flights". The folder "IGC" contains the fligt recordings in IGC format. There are a number of options of how to visualize those IGC files, which we have summarized on the page flight data evaluation.

Manually exporting flights

For the most recent few flights (depending on duration), the track data remains in the Flytec Balloon 4's internal storage, and can be re-exported if you accidentally deleted the files. Follow these steps to re-create and export the IGC file from a flight:

Press and hold MENU, then use to select Flights. Press OK.
Use the arrow keys to select the flight summary page for the flight you would like to manually export. Press OK.
Confirm Export? by pressing OK. Use ESC to cancel.
Finally, follow the procedure above for accessing flights from your computer. You find the newly exported flights in the folders flights and igc.

Deleting flights from your Element

Follow these steps to delete all flight data stored on your Element. This procedure cannot be undone.

Press and hold MENU, then use to select Device. Press OK.
Use the arrow keys to select Delete all flights. Press OK.
Confirm all flights Delete? by pressing OK. Use ESC to cancel.

Note: this deletes the internal log book and all internally stored flight data. Flight recording files remain intact. To delete those files as well, connect your Flytec Balloon 4 with a computer, and delete the files.