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Recording Overview

Tapping a flight recording in your flight log will open up the detail view for the flight recording. The detail view screen is broken into two parts:

  1. The map with your flight path. This will show a short animation of your flight and you can move and pan the map around. Your friends flight paths are also shown if you’ve linked their flight recordings to yours.
  2. The analysis view of your flight. This panel contains all the important analysis information and also some actions that you can take like replaying your flight. The panel can be dragged down if you want a bigger map view.

Recording View Screen 1

Recording View Screen 2

Analysing flight data

Speed and Height: The first thing you will see on the analysis panel is graphs for your speed and height above ground are also shown along with their respective maximum values. Tapping on a graph will change the color of your flight path on the map so you can more clearly see where along the path you reached the maximums and minimums.

Flight Summary: A summary card displays the maximum altitude you obtained during your flight, the total distance travelled, and the duration of your flight. You can also tap the “Replay Flight” button to see a 3D visualisation of your flight.

General Info: You can see details about the wing and engine used for the flight as well as the takeoff location on the general info card.

Weather Information: Weather information for your flight is automatically captured when the recording is saved, so you will always be able to see what the wind speed, direction, and gust speed was on the day of your flight. (Additional information like temperature etc. is available through the flight log export function). Weather information is also retrieved automatically for imported flights if they are occurred in the last 7 days.

Notes: You can capture any general notes for your flight in the notes field. Notes are only visible to you.

Analysis: The analysis card gives you detailed breakdowns of each the important telemetry for your flight. For telemetry where there is detailed values available a graph is drawn to give you a quick view of the telemetry over time. The following telemetry is shown for every flight:

  • Total distance.
  • Straight distance between takeoff and landing.
  • Minimum, maximum, and average speed. (Minimum speed excludes your speed right after takeoff and right before landing).
  • Minimum and maximum altitude along with your cumulative altitude gained during your flight.
  • Maximum and average height above the ground.
  • Your maximum positive and negative G-Forces experienced, if available. (Excludes G-Forces during takeoff and landing).

Exporting flight data

You can export your recording flight data to GPX or KML format. To export your flight tap the 3 buttons in the top right corner and then tap the “Export” button and choose the format you want. Once the export file is created it will open the normal share dialog for your operating system allowing you to save the file, send it via email, or open it with another supported application.

Linking friend recordings

Recording View Screen 3

When you and your friends record your flights with Gaggle then you have to option to link their recordings with yours. Linked recordings will show the flight paths alongside yours on the map, the colors being the wing colors that your friends have configured for their wings. Their flight recording data is also used when viewing the 3D flight replay feature, so you can see where everyone is flying.

Note: Linked recordings are only visible to you.

Sharing your flight

If your flight recording is public then you can share your flight with others. Tap the “Share Flight” button to bring up the share dialog where you can configure the image to share with others. You can also share a link to your flight that will open the Gaggle app and load your flight when others tap the shared link on their phones, so they can also see a 3D replay of your flight.