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7/02/2019 1:49 am  #1


KND Calibration Report

Can someone give me some pointers on how to use the KND Race Replay calibration report to calibrate BSP?

Should BSP/SOG% = 100?


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7/02/2019 1:42 pm  #2


Re: KND Calibration Report

EM, yes in the absence of current.  If BSP/SOG% > 100, your speedo is over-reading at least for that combination of BSP and Heel.
I always look at dBSPSOG as a function of Heel and BSP in Race Replay also, since the issue is often there rather than in the speedo calibration itself.

 

7/02/2019 10:25 pm  #3


Re: KND Calibration Report

Duncan, is that function (dBSPSOG) only available in the Team version or also in the Pro one?

 

7/02/2019 11:32 pm  #4


Re: KND Calibration Report

nav, good question, I don't know.  When you look in Race Replay Team version Config file (I have Team), there are 4 variables tabs - Known Variables, Other Log Variables, Calculated Variables and Manual Entry Variables.  I have three or four entries in Calculated Variables, one of which is BSP-SOG.  This enables you to produce XY graphs in Race Replay.
In PRO version, you could do the same thing by producing a normed Phases report and doing the calculation in Excel ...... but it's easier not to.  I do this anyway for analysis of angle/sail performance, I find that easier in Excel.
PM me and I can send you a screenshot of what I see if this doesn't make sense, and I guess we could probably look at the KND website .

 

7/03/2019 12:27 am  #5


Re: KND Calibration Report

DuncanR wrote:

EM, yes in the absence of current.  If BSP/SOG% > 100, your speedo is over-reading at least for that combination of BSP and Heel.
I always look at dBSPSOG as a function of Heel and BSP in Race Replay also, since the issue is often there rather than in the speedo calibration itself.

Current Set &!Drift is the problem here on The Solent. How does one use the report to cal speed in tidal conditions? Use the avg?


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7/03/2019 6:14 am  #6


Re: KND Calibration Report

OK, but by and large a known quantity in that part of the world.  Three ways:
1.  Going around marks in a known current area and time, do you see the same dBSPSOG difference both ways - not sure if I have expressed this well, but you know.  Do this graphically as in #3;
2. Does average dBSPSOG on any leg in known currents areas match what you expect?
3. Draw a part of the logfile - either in Expedition or RR Chart Focus with current barbs switched on - does the result look like you would expect, given the known current at that time?  Generally better to look at a portion of the day/race i.e. known current for a period, rather than he whole day/race at once, which could well muddy the result.
And as I well know, if your compass is out this analysis will cause confusion ... so make sure that's OK first.

 

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