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Pewit

Member Since 20 Jul 2004
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RaceQs

25 June 2014 - 10:11 PM

RaceQs is a free tracking and performance App available for iPhone/Andoid that records your race track using the built-in GPS of the phone and then allows you to upload the result to their servers for post race replay. If others in the race also use RaceQs, you can replay the entire fleet. Great for post race review and/or training if you put it up on a big screen in the bar.

 

http://youtu.be/0_rfpXNfLUw

 

There's also a (currently free) Beta program which allows you to synchronize footage from an action camera with your GPS track in your raceQs 3D animated replay.

 

However, ther's no user forum on the website and their FB page doesn't allow comments so I thought I'd post the issues here to illustrate why they need a forum.

 

1. Editing
When editing a track you can zoom in to view the track detail but as soon as you start to move the track slider the map zooms back out again. It would be much easier to be able to edit the track while still zoomed in.
 
2. Deleting Segments
I now see after studying the video that there’s a Trashcan icon to delete a segment. This isn’t mentioned in the video or the FAQ. Thus I highlighted a segment in the player, clicked on Edit>Delete and deleted the whole track – which wasn’t what I wanted to.
 
The message was “Are you sure?” – it should be “This will delete the entire track – are you sure?”
 
There should be an Undo Delete button.
 
3. Recovering tracks
There’s no way to restore the last track. It would be helpful if you could re-upload the last track from the phone and only have this deleted when a new track is recorded.
 
4. Adding boat models & Skins
3D sailing game, Virtual Skipper (VSK) allows new 3D models to be added and apart from making the replays more realistic, it relieves the developers of the requirement to create more models.
 
RaceQs would need to develop a facility to import models into the RaceQ player but that is much easier than developing the models!
 
In VSK, 3D models are created using Open Source modelling tools and applied as shown in the documentation here
 
Skins can also be applied to the boats to make them reflect the owners boat, again using open source tools.
 
NB It also should be noted that VSK has a Forum and documentation is developed on a collaborative Wiki.

Weta sailing at Pittwater (near Sydney) over Easter weekend

06 April 2014 - 11:12 PM

It’s official, Easter Race Day is Sunday 20/4/14. Everyone is welcome, as this is just a social race day, please be warned no prizes or trophy’s will be awarded and there is no entry fees. The aim is to get Weta racing happening in the Sydney area and have fun.

So if you’re new to sailing or just purchased a Weta, or even hopping to be on the next America’s cup yacht to represent Australia, don’t wait for the phone call just bring your Weta down and join in the fun.

We are launching from Bayview Park boat ramp. Next to the tennis courts on Pittwater Road (Nearest cross street is King Edward Ave).

Set up is at 9 – 9.30 am. Race brief will be at 10.30 am, and Race 1 starts at 11.45 am. The start line will be the jetty at Taylors Point (UBD map 118 H 1)

We have yet to decide whether it will be 1 long race or 2 shorter races, wind direction and weather permitting. For more information please call Peter DuRoss on 0418473868 or email at peterduross@bigpond.com

We will be sailing on other days over Easter so if you want to go match race practising or a leisurely sail give us a call. And we are race training every Sunday weather permitting so come down and practice you’re skills.

We have yet to decide whether it will be 1 long race or 2 shorter races, wind direction and weather permitting. For more information please call Peter DuRoss on 0418473868 or email at peterduross@bigpond.com

We will be sailing on other days over Easter so if you want to go match race practising or a leisurely sail give us a call. And we are race training every Sunday weather permitting so come down and practice you’re skills.

 

Weta NSW have Wetas in stock if you want to get one for this event - See http://www.weta.com.au/