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April 7, 2020

Main features

This page describes the main features of XCTrack. Check the other sections to lean more about the different features of XCTrack.

Videos have been produced to explain the different features of XCTrack Pro. Check the videos tuto page to learn quickly how to use XCTrack Pro.

Click on the + sign to read the details.

XCTrack launch

XCTrack pro is launched at startup of AIR³. If you quit XCTrack, you can easily restart it by clicking on the main widget on the desktop.


Open menu

To open the menu, simply swipe down on the screen with your finger or with touchscreen gloves.

 

 

Note: if you want to open the menu with a physical button, go to Menu/Preferences/Key bindings and link the “show menu” action with the button of your choice.


Zoom in/Zoom out

To zoom in or out, you can either click (short press) on the screen on the + or – widget with your finger (naked or with touchscreen gloves) or  click (short press) on the + or – volume button above the AIR³ ( required with thick non touchscreen gloves). Read more details about the Map zoom button in the Action buttons subsection of the XCTrack Pro widgets manual.

 


Switch pages

To switch pages, you can either swipe left or right on the screen with your finger (naked or with touchscreen gloves) or  click (long press) on the + or – volume button above the AIR³ ( required with thick non touchscreen gloves). Read more details about how to link buttons with specific actions in the Key bindings section of Menu/Preferences/Key bindings.


Previous/Next waypoint

To change waypoints (previous or next one in your route/task), you can either click (long press) on the screen on the ← or → widget with your finger (naked or with touchscreen gloves) or  click (short press or long press) on the camera button below the AIR³ ( required with thick non touchscreen gloves).

Read more details on how to configure the Navigation button in the “Action buttons” subsection of the XCTrack Pro widget manual


Increase/decrease brightness

To increase or decrease the brightness, you can click (short press) on the screen on the brightness widgets + or – with your finger (naked or with touchscreen gloves). Increasing the brightness provides you with better readability, decreasing the brightness provides you with more autonomy (a brightness of 50% gives you almost twice the autonomy). Look at the comparison made here and the video that shows the same.

Having the screen perpendicular to your look greatly increases readability and greatly reduces the need for brightness. If your cockpit cannot be tilted, we recommend using the AIR³ Base to tilt the instrument right in front of your eyes. If you are not using an AIR³, you can also use the Smart Multibase that fits most smartphones.

Thanks to the brightness widgets, you can easily adjust the brightness need according to the flight conditions. Read more details about the Display brightness widgets in the Action buttons subsection of the XCTrack Pro widgets manual 


Make a call

To make a call, you can click (long press) on a pre-configured phone call widget with your finger (naked or with touchscreen gloves).

As soon as the call is made, you can take your brakes back in hand to control your wing. The built in speaker and microphone will let you communicate without losing control of your wing.

Check the quick video how to configure a Phone call widget here . Read more details on how to configure the Phone button in the  “Action buttons”  subsection of the XCTrack Pro widgets manual


Turn on/off vario sound

To turn on or off the acoustic vario (both vario and weak lift), you can click (short press) on the screen on the vario button widget with your finger (naked or with touchscreen gloves).

Read more details on how to configure the Vario button in the “Action buttons” subsection of the XCTrack Pro widgets manual

Alternatively, you can also enable or disable the vario in the Menu/Preferences/Sound/Acoustic vario.

 


Contextual menu for navigation or airspace

To access the contextual menu,

1) swipe up on the widget map ( see more details about XC Map or Task Map widgets in the XCTrack Pro widgets manual) to enter a special edit/panning mode,

2) long click on the map at the exact location  you want to apply one of these actions:

XCTrack Contextual menu

Navigate to a point on the map. See the Navigation page for more details

Create a new waypoint. See the Navigation page for more details

Select an Airspace zone to review the details or change the status. See more details in the Airspace section of the Preferences page of the XCTrack Pro Manual. Once you enter this Edit/panning mode, all the airspace zones that are set on Automatic or Active will be displayed (even the one not virtually active but set on automatic), so that you are able to change the status.


Quit XCTrack

To quit XCTrack, swipe down on the screen with your finger or with touchscreen gloves to get the menu, then click on the quit button.


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