Originally Posted by MSelig
Ok, I see what you're saying now about the 2-pylon case (and how that's not the 3-pylon case drawn in the draft rules). Got it.
For the 3-pylon case, is the drawing below how you would interpret it. I put a box on the base w/ arrow on it. Is this the pilot location for 3-pylon?
How doable/easy is unclear until I look at code. But I first want to make sure I've got the idea right. I will mention that we (one of us) recently did have a look-through of this part of the code ...
You've got it depicted correctly.
I looked at some YouTube videos of Q500 racing using a triangular course. This one shows a pilot's eye view of a race.
In this one you can see that it's an option for the pilots to displace themselves away from other pilots as long as they stay behind the S/F line and within the triangle.
I suppose a good place to put the pilot in a simulation of a three pylon course would be equidistant from the S/F line and a line formed by the base of the triangle and centered on a line formed by the midpoint of the base of the triangle and the apex.
Here is a video of an EF1 two pylon race. It's a little hard to see what's going on in the race because of the distortion of the fish eye lens but it shows the layout of the course and pilot positions.