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TAT Scoring Rules (Deadline 11:30 PM EST) Options
Soarer151
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 12:31:28 PM

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We have decided to make a deadline for uploading IGC and FTR files for TATs to get scored to 11:30PM EST/ 4:30AM UTC . We feel this gives us the opportunity to
score on the same night and that it still gives plenty of time to complete the task (2 hours) which have a minimum time of one hour.

Daniel Sazhin
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hess8
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 1:58:02 PM

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Thanks for hosting this Daniel. It's a lot of fun to fly with a group.

Question about TAT. Is there a link describing how it's scored?
Soarer151
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 2:35:40 PM

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TATs in Condor are scored through a program called ShowCondorIGC in which one downloads all the IGC tracks and inputs them into that program and out comes the result. It is about a 15 minute process.

Daniel Sazhin
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 2:49:25 PM

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I mean is there a link to advice to pilots flying TAT tasks: are you just judged by your average speed completing the task, or is there a more complicated relation between distance and time in the scoring? How to they determine the "distance" flown?
Soarer151
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 3:57:40 PM

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TATs are scored by calculating your average speed by dividing your time/distance. By going farther in a TAT you increase your distance and time. If you feel you can increase your distance at a faster rate than you were going for most of the task (Ie:increase your average speed) then it is worth going farther. In the likely event this is not true, it is better to maximize the amount of time you are not thermalling by increasing the percentage of time you are on final glide. The way you do this is by arriving close to the minimum time. Distance is calculated by the furthest point you go into a cylinder.

Daniel Sazhin
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 6:32:06 PM

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Great, thanks. I also heard your explanation tonight on teamspeak, so that helped too.
Soarer151
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 6:55:14 PM

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Awesome, glad it helped!

Daniel
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