Welcome to Omnibits for Monday, 27 August (Day 2)
starts with Performance training jumps. After some number (? no clue
how many) there will be a short break, then Round 1, starting with
Speed. I think Acro official training jumps will commence when
the Performance competition begins.Good news: I'll be working with
Aleksandr of Skyderby to get jumps "mirrored" on his site. Not yet sure
if it's even possible but we're getting to work on it!
morning's coding adventure: figuring out why Benedikt Hövelmann's name
was appearing all b0rken in the (browser) results tables. Turns out our
HTML templates had "charset=somestupidwindowsthing" instead of
1500This afternoon under beautiful skies we completed official practice jumps for both Performance and Acro.
important development was a rather serious issue with the application
of rule 3.5.4 (for Performance) because almost every competitor was in
violation -- usually significantly! -- at 5 seconds after exit. So the
jury has approved the decision to NOT enforce rule 3.5.4. It is highly
unusual to see something like this at a FCE, but ... it was the right
2100A busy first day of real scores. Wish I had time to share everything!
highlight from late afternoon was being presented with a difference
between Skyderby WS Performance results and OSHD's. It turns out the
difference is caused by the two systems using different algorithms for
calculating the exit fix, which is absolutely critical for getting the
flight lanes correct. I'm in steady contact with Aleksandr of Skyderby
and we're working that issue together with getting his site to mirror
the competition's log files. A lot of new territory for me, and fun
territory. (New toys!!!)
WS Acro only did practice jumps today and should start official rounds tomorrow.