As your record your flights with Gaggle every flight recording will be added to your electronic flight log. You can access your flight logs from the “All Flights” button on your profile page. You can quickly view on, when the flight occurred, and some basic stats about the flight. To view a flight recording simply tap the recording to see the details.
To record your flights with Gaggle you simply need to tap the Record button when you start the app, select your wing, and then tap start. We take care of the rest and will automatically detect when you take off and land creating recordings for you containing just the flight data.
Recording flights is not the only way to record flights into your logbook. You can also capture flights manually by tapping the “Manual Flight Logs” option. For manual flights you can capture the following details:
You can easily import your flights from other apps like PPGpS, FlySkyHy, PPGFlyer, Paragliding Logbook, and more by tapping the “Import” button. To import a flight select the GPX or IGC file that you exported from the other application. Gaggle will then import the flight data and treat it as if was a normal Gaggle flight recording meaning you can see the flight path, data analysis, and use the 3D replay function as well for the flight.
Note: The quality of the data imported into Gaggle is dependent on the export of the other application. Some applications don’t export speed, altitude, and other telemetry information. Where possible Gaggle will do its best to figure it out from the GPS points, like speed for instance, but this also means it is inferred, and it may not be 100% accurate.
You can quickly export your entire flight log book to Excel by tapping the settings cog and then choosing the Flight Log Export option. Flight log exporting happens in the background and the results will be emailed to the email address registered on your account as an Excel attachment.
On Android devices some operating systems have aggressive power management techniques that will sometimes kill the Gaggle background recording service in an attempt to save battery power. Gaggle has little control over this process but there are a few things you can do to help:
Gaggle has an auto take off and landing feature built in that works based on ground speed. When your speed exceeds a predefined threshold then Gaggle considers it a take-off and will start a new flight recording. Once your ground speed is below that threshold again Gaggle will consider it a landing (provided your height above ground is less than 30 meters). This can sometimes cause problems for trikes and one wheels when you start the recorder during your pre-flight, and you are still moving around a lot. To work around this you can:
Gaggle as feature built in to automatically shut down a few minutes after a landing was detected. This is a convenience feature that will make sure that recordings of your drive home isn’t accidentally recorded. By default, Gaggle will listen for another takeoff for about 5-12 minutes based on some our algorithms. To work around this you can: