#7 Keeper Conf. Explanation
Updated: Jun 21
We have written here a detailed explanation of GliderKeeper behavior upon the different settings of “Keeper Conf.” menu as several users have requested. This Shows how easy is to configure this AMRT in Field.
Starting from version 1.22 you will be able to see your Fw and UI standard in the blue ribbon of all GliderKeeper pages.
Depending of the Fw type you will have more or less access to these settings.
Competition Settings. -These settings allow you to configure how GliderKeeper will control your throttle.
Training/Esc Setup. – You have the throttle control ALL THE TIME. Use this “competition setting” for calibrating your ESC. Or in the very first flights of you model.
FAI Mode. – This behavior is according the rules of FAI “ F5J – RC ELECTRIC POWERED THERMAL DURATION GLIDERS”
Para 126.96.36.199.3.h) “ii) To restrict the operation of the motor by the competitor to a single continuous run not exceeding 30 seconds. “
That is, you have control of your throttle during the first 30 seconds of flight, or until you retract the power setting below the threshold. After the first of these two events your throttle is controlled by GliderKeeper to the value stored when powered up.
Altitude Shut. – GliderKeeper will shut the throttle upon reaching the Stored Altitude Level, 30 seconds or a lever retract below the threshold, whichever occurs first and will be maintained to the value stored when powered up. When this Competition is selected you can change the Altitude Level for this shutting operation this altitude target is set in metres.
Time Shut. – GliderKeeper will shut the throttle upon reaching the number of Stored Seconds in or a lever retract below the threshold, whichever occurs first and will be maintained to the value stored when powered up. When this Competition is selected you can change the Motor Seconds for this shutting operation.
F5J Height Calculation. -All above settings will allow for an F5J height calculation which is certainly meaningful when is FAI mode, but can be very useful for training and other competitions.
Enable Emergency Motor.- This setting is applicable to FAI, Altitude and Time modes. If enabled, Gliderkeeper will return throttle control to the pilot after 30 seconds of motor shut. The use of motor in Emergency during flight will delete the result of a previously calculated F5J height of this flight and will show “—.-“ meaning this flights is to receive a Zero score. But maybe save a hull.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In strict compliance of FAI rules this flight cancellation may happen despite the landing time and a Flight Duration has been calculated, if throttle lever advanced. So pilots in competition should take care or their throttle lever both for safety and for their score.
Show Flight Time on Display. If muted, the flight time will not be displayed in OLED screen.
Logging settings. Mainly to save storage memory, it shows when the data logging will start. Always means it will be started on device initialization (important to track the “altimeter Zero”). On motor means that logging will start after motor is started. And On Altitude Logging will start after the desired trigger altitude is exceeded, this trigger altitude can be changed if On Altitude is selected.
GliderKeeper Orientation. Select Flat if GliderKeeper is installed in the canopy or the bottom of the fuselage. Deselect it if mounted lateral to the fuselage. Remember the long dimension of GliderKeeper must be parallel to flight direction either wire to the front or to the rear.
Always click or tap “save” for the changes take place next time GliderKeeper is powered up.
Fw STD is loaded in GliderKeeper. Al above Options are available
Fw FAI_F (First class competitions Fw), will only allow for Show Flight Time on Display and Gliderkeeper Orientation. The rest of the setting will be ignored and assigned to: FAI mode. Emergency Motor DISABLED. Logging Always
Fw FAI_S (Second class competitions Fw), will only allow for. Emergency Motor, Show Flight Time on Display and Gliderkeeper Orientation. The rest of the setting will be ignored and assigned to: FAI mode. Logging Always
If rules would change or some other developments would recommend it, new firmware type may be published.
We wish you found useful these descriptions and they help to take better profit of your GliderKeeper and have the happiest landings!