Feature #25941

HALO - Why you did remove the decend rate information?

Added by Chus almost 4 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:10/28/2011
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:

100%

Category:-
Target version:1.13
Component:sys_eject Affected Version:
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Description

I understand that you removed the info box and replaced it with a altimeter clock.

But you removed the descend rate. From the change log I see you want to guess it.
I just can’t understand why.

Most better altimeter watches on the market have a descend rate indicator.

If you would at least implement an analog clock dial it would be easier to measure the speed.

Also the Altimeter Clock has the problem that it disappears after some seconds.
Cant you make it static?

If you have a look at usual altimeter sport watches they mostly include a small number with the descend rate on the upper top of the display.
http://www.thealtimeterstore.com/watch.html

It would make sense if you had to develop the descend rate info from cero. But you already got it.

Would be nice if you help me understand why you removed it.

suunto_xlander.pdf - Suunto X-lander Manual. (3.6 MB) Chus, 10/28/2011 13:56

History

Updated by rocko almost 4 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Feature to Support

Updated by rocko almost 4 years ago

Maybe you got a manual of those altimeters what they are capable of and what not. That would help a lot. Otherwise I see no chance to add the descent rate since I would not know where and how to place it.

Updated by Chus almost 4 years ago

Ok rocko, here you go. I choose a model thats similar to the one you have ingame because it includes an compass.

Model: Suunto X-Lander Military
http://www.suunto.com/gb/en/products/Outdoor_Sports_Instruments/suunto-x-lander/suunto-x-lander-military

Features:
  • Altimeter with vertical speed measurement
  • Barometer with pressure difference measurement
  • Compass
  • Multiple watch functions
  • Metal housing
  • User replaceable battery
  • X-Lander Military variant features black aluminum casing and black rubber strap

I attached the manual.

Have a look at chapter 3 Altimeter Mode page 20 there are the functions of the descend rate explained.

The Altimeter mode provides the user with:
- an adjustable unit of measure either meter or feet: meter range -500 to 9,000; ft range -1,600 to 29,500;
- a resolution of 5m or 10ft;
- a display up-date on the rate of vertical movement in intervals of 1 second for 3 minutes, then every 10
seconds or less;*
- an automatic 24-hour memory in one hour intervals showing altitude and vertical ascent/descent rate; and
- a logbook, recording approximately 3800 sets of data (one set = altitude, vertical ascent/descent rate and
time).

To view and use the Altimeter mode:
Check the Mode Indicator Bar. If the mode arrow is not on ALTI, PRESS the [Mode] button until the arrow is
directly below ALTI on the bar.
In the ALTIMETER mode (Fig. 1):
- Field 1 displays the vertical ascent or descent rate;
- Field 2 displays the current altitude in increments of 5 meters or 10 feet (depending on the unit of measure
selected); and
- Field 3 displays the current time.
- The Outer Circumference graphically displays the altitude in hundreds of meters or feet over a full thousand
where one complete circle is equivalent to 1000.

- a display up-date on the rate of vertical movement in intervals of 1 second for 3 minutes, then every 10
seconds or less;

- Field 1 displays the vertical ascent or descent rate;

Let me knwo if you need other models, i´ll have look into it.

Updated by Sickboy almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 20
  • Component set to sys_eject

Updated by rocko over 3 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Support to Feature

Updated by rocko over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from In progress to Resolved
  • Target version set to 1.13
  • % Done changed from 20 to 100

Updated by Chus over 3 years ago

Thanks a lot for your work guys. Realy impresive work with the hole mod.

Updated by Sickboy over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

Available in the about to be released ACE for OA 1.13 RC2.

Also available in: Atom PDF