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Old Feb 19, 2012, 09:33 PM
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It appears that GPS data to be used to determine if you've made it to the turnpoint is favored by most.
Keep in mind though that if I use GPS data to make my turnpoint, I then make my turn, establish a new heading, take a GPS reading, then 20 seconds later take another GPS reading, I now have my exact ground track given to me or I can be told how far I need to adjust to be on track to the next turnpoint. I don't need to estimate drift from winds aloft or coordinate with my team as to where I want to be next. My GPS info has done that for me. (assuming that I can hold a heading)

Is having course and ground track information going to be an acceptable byproduct of being able to be told that you've made it to the turnpoint ?

Mike
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