I am very glad to announce that after many nights of debugging I could finally fix the nasty switch off/on issue! The issue caused loggers to crash during switch off in random cases. They couldn’t be switched on until batteries had been removed. I know that some pilots experienced stressful situations if the issue occurred.
I just published the new firmware release 1.2.178 which contains the fix and also a few cosmetic improvements.
I would like to thank the guys from Flytec for their support in resolving the issue.
Since Mid July we have 90 loggers in the pool! This is enough devices to run the Europeans this year in Lleida. But already before the loggers are required for many competitions in Europe including German Nationals, British Nationals and the Spanish Nationals.
We are very pleased to announce an online logger training website, developed by Mathijs Debruijn.
You are able to try all functionalities of the logger and familiarize with it’s operation. The tutorial also gives you a lot of good information and guidance on how to act and react with the logger. If you have never used the logger and are planning to participate in an event run with these loggers, please give it a try.
The link is http://www.balloonloggers.org/tutorial and can also be found in the menu on the right.
The balloon competition loggers now have a Facebook group! Become a member!
It is now one year since the FAI/CIA decided to buy 40 loggers and take a further step in the logger project.
A lot of work has been done since then with finalizing paper work and implementing a lot of software. Late July 2009 the loggers were used successfully in their first event. No pilot GPS needed to be downloaded during the whole event. After a brief training, pilots got quickly used to the new functionality and the feedback was very good.
Up today, the loggers have been used at:
- World Balloon Trophy 2009 Luxembourg
- Spanish Nationals 2009
- Slovak and Czech Nationals 2009
- Portugal Iberia Cup 2009
- Catalonia Championship 2010
The next major step for the logger project is to use them at the Europeans 2011 in Spain. We are convinced that further NACs join the project and invest in loggers for the FAI/CIA pool this year.