Navigational boxes are one of the most important parts of Oudie. They show all parameters of flight.  You have full control over which Navboxes you wish to display, how large and how transparent they should be and where they should be located. Note that each Navbox can also function as a button if you assign an "Action" to it. 


Navboxes are setup separately for Map 1 and Map 2 views. That is because normally you will want to use  the two map views for two different reasons. One could be general navigation while the other one is approaching the waypoint where details are important. You will require two different settings for which  Navboxes should be displayed in these conditions. 


Through this dialog you can select which of the available Navboxes you wish to display on the active map.


The Combo box allows you to choose from a sub-group of Navboxes so you can more easily select or change the ones you want. One sub-group is also "Currently visible navboxes" for example.

 

                


Navigation Navboxes:

  • Target name (Target) = Name of the selected waypoint
  • Distance to target (Dis) = Distance from your position to currently selected target
  • Steering course (To) = Difference in degrees between Bearing to target and Track over ground
  • Bearing to target (Brg) = Direction towards the selected waypoint
  • Magnetic bearing to target (MagBrg) = Magnetic course to fly to get to the target
  • Track over ground (Trk) = Direction of the flight (true)
  • Magnetic Track over ground (MagTrk) = Current magnetic course of flight
  • Radial (Radial) = Magnetic direction from the waypoint to the current position
  • Speed over ground (GS) = Groundspeed. This value is negative if the difference between heading  and track is more than 90 degrees 
  • Local time (Time) = UTC time from GPS corrected by time zone set in the Units dialog
  • Arrival time (ETA) = Estimated time of arrival to the selected waypoint
  • Estimated time enroute (ETE) = Estimated time to go to selected waypoint
  • Nearest airport (Near Apt) = Name of the nearest airport. Tapping on this navbox opens airport  properties dialog 
  • Inverted Distance to target (DisInv) = Distance to selected target in inverted units as currently  selected units. If your units are kilometers, this distance will be in nautical miles 
  • Team position code (Team) = Code you need to tell to your teammate so he can locate you easily
  • Nearest outlanding (Near Outl) = Name of the nearest outlanding. Tapping on this navbox opens  waypoint properties dialog. 
  • GPS Status (GPS) = It displays the status of the GPS signal. It can be either NODATA, BAD, OK, 2D,  3D/x 
  • Battery info (Bat) = Displays battery status. It can be either Full, Chrg (Charging), Ext (External) or a  percentage value of the battery status 



Altitude Navboxes:

  • Altitude QNH (Alt) = Altitude above sea level
  • Flight level (FL) = Altitude above standard atmosphere pressure
  • Height AGL (Agl) = Altitude above the ground elevation vertically below the glider position
  • Altitude m QNH (Alt m) = Altitude in meters QNH regardless of the units you are currently using
  • Altitude ft QNH (Alt ft) = Altitude in feet QNH regardless of the units you are currently using
  • Ground elevation (Gnd) = Terrain elevation vertically below the glider position
  • GPS Altitude = GPS altitude
  • Arrival altitude (Arrival) = Expected Arrival altitude at the selected waypoint calculated by taking the  distance, MC, wind, glider polar, bugs and ballast into account. It is corrected for reserve altitude. "Arrival altitude" will be positive when the glider is above the calculated glide slope, and negative when it is below the calculated glide slope. 
  • Required Altitude (ReqAlt) = Estimated altitude loss from current position to target taking into  account current MC, polar and wind 
  • Task arrival altitude (tArr) = Arrival altitude to goal from your position with taking into  account current MC, polar and wind 
  • Task required altitude (tReqAlt) = Altitude required to complete the task 



Final glide Navboxes:

  • Flown L/D (Cur.L/D) = Current glide ratio estimated over the last two minutes of flight
  • Required L/D (Req. L/D) = Required glide ratio to reach the selected waypoint
  • Thermal L/D (Ther. L/D) = Glide ratio since last circling phase finished
  • Arrival altitude (Arrival) = Expected Arrival altitude at the selected waypoint calculated by taking the  distance, c. Required Mc (Req.Mc) = MacCready ring setting which will allow you to final glide exactly to the  Target. It shows Arrival Altitude when Arrival altitude for MC=0 is less than zero 
  • Task required L/D (tL/D) = Required glide ration to complete the task taking into  account current MC, polar and wind 
  • Required Altitude (ReqAlt) = Estimated altitude loss from current position to target taking into account
  • Required Mc (Req.Mc) = MacCready ring setting which will allow you to final glide exactly to the  Target. It shows Arrival Altitude when Arrival altitude for MC=0 is less than zero.
  • Task required L/D (tL/D) = Required glide ration to complete the task



Speed Navboxes:

  • Speed over ground (GS) = Groundspeed. This value is negative if the difference between heading  and track is more than 90 degrees 
  • True airspeed (TAS) = Groundspeed corrected with indicated wind, if no pressure data is available 
  • Speed to Fly (STF) = Speed to fly according to MC theory which takes MC setting and sink into account. 
  • Speed to gate/Task speed (Tsk.Sp.) = Speed on task until the present position 
  • Task required speed (tReq.Sp) = Average speed you need to achieve to complete the task inside the Task time 
  • Speed Last hour (60'.Sp) = Average speed achieved in the last 60 minutes



Vario Navboxes:

  • Last thermal vario (VarT) = average vario since beginning of circling 
  • Average vertical speed (VarA) = average vario for the last 20s 
  • Vertical speed (Vario) = current vario reading 
  • Netto vertical speed (Netto) = Variometer reading corrected for the sink of the glider according to the selected polar


Wind Navboxes:

  • Current wind (Wind) = Current wind measurment
  • Current wind component (cWind) = Wind component in current direction of the flight. Positive values  are tailwind, negative values are headwind. Two numbers are displayed. First number is difference between groundspeed and true airspeed. The second one is wind component derived from the calculated wind at current altitude. When the two are significantly different you will know not to rely on the calculated wind strength


Airspace Navboxes:

  • Nearest airspace - Vertically (Near AS.V) = Relative altitude to the airspace at the location of the glider. It can be either negative if you are below an airspace , positive if you are above an airspace or "Inside" if your altitude is in between the lower and the upper limit of the airspace in question. 
  • Nearest airspace - Horizontally (Near AS.H) = Distance to horizontally nearest airspace where you are not "inside". The caption of this navbox will show airspace name. Tapping on this navbox will temporarily arm this airspace so you can turn it off if you wish. 
  • Nearest airspace - Altitude (Near AS.V) = Relative altitude to the vertically nearest airspace. It can be either negative if you are below the lower limit of the airspace, positive if you are above the upper limit of the airspace or "Inside" if your altitude is in between the lower and the upper limit of the airspace in question.


Task Navboxes:

  • Task remaining distance (tDis) = Distance remaining on the task 
  • Task arrival altitude (tArr) = Altitude required to complete the task 
  • Task required L/D (tL/D) = Required glide ration to complete the task 
  • Task arrival time (tETA) = Estimated time of arrival to the finish
  • Task estimated time (tETE) = Estimated time to go on task 
  • Task remaining time (tRemain) = Remaining time until task time elapses 
  • Task Delta time (tDelta) = Task established time - Task remaining time 
  • Speed to gate/Task speed (Tsk.Sp) = required speed for optimal arrival on gate in time
  • Task speed (Tsk.Sp.) = Speed on task until the present position 
  • Task required speed (tReq.Sp) = Average speed you need to achieve to complete the task inside the  Task time 
  • Task gate time (Gate) = opening time of gate (depends on the UTC Offset Setting)
  • Task time to go (TTG) = optimal arrival time for the start gate  



Statistics navboxes: 

  • Thermal vario (VarT) = average vario since beginning of circling
  • Optimized distance (Opt) = Optimization over a preselected number of waypoints (default is OLC  optimization) 
  • Closed optimized distance (cOpt) = Optimization of flight if you return back to the point of takeoff 
  • FAI Triangle distance (FAI) = Triangle optimization. It displays "FAI Tri" when proportions are correct 
  • Speed Last hour (60'.Sp) = Average speed achieved in the last 60 minutes 
  • Flight time = Flying duration
  • Triangle distance (Tri) = optimized triangle


Action buttons:

There are a few "dummy" navboxes which are used on devices with few hardware buttons. Due to the  lack of hardware buttons you may place "software" buttons in the shape of a Navbox on your screen. The following "buttons" are supported: 

  • TP next will switch to next waypoint on task 
  • TP prev will switch to previous waypoint on task 
  • MC increase will increase the MacCready value by 0.1 m/s or 0.2 kts 
  • MC decrease will decrease the MacCready value by 0.1 m/s or 0.2 kts 
  • Volume increase will increase the Volume of the device 
  • Volume decrease will decrease the Volume of the device 
  • Map 1 page will switch view to Map 1 
  • Map 2 page will switch view to Map 2 
  • Statistics page will switch view to Statistics page 
  • Info page will switch view to Info page 
  • Engine running will reset optimization when "engine" is stopped. Tap on the navbox changes the state  of the "engine" 
  • Zoom in 
  • Zoom out
  • Sideview will turn ON or turn OFF Side view. 



EDIT NAVBOXES

When Select multiple is checked you can tap on a single navbox to select it and keep selected the ones  that were already selected. To select a number of navboxes at once, tap, hold and move the stylus. 

Select All quickly selects all navboxes, so you can use the Edit button.


Edit... button allows you to change common values of the navboxes. Select single or several navboxes by  dragging the stylus over the navbox names. Then press Edit to select the Number of lines you wish them to have and whether or not you want the selected navboxes to be Transparent.

You can assign an Action to each of the Navboxes. Action is performed when you tap on a specific navbox.

 

Auto Arrange check box will rearrange new navboxes so, that they stack at the bottom of the screen.

 

Show navboxes check box will hide navboxes if not checked.


While you editing selected or group of selected NavBoxes properties dialog will show you sample support.


                                       


Number of lines determines how many lines a navbox will have on the screen. A navbox consists of  three lines:

  • Title line (Line 1) which is black by default and has white font 
  • Data line (Line 2) with white or transparent background and black text by default 
  • Units line (Line 3) with units or other sub data to the main data line. 

When Number of lines is one, only the Data line (Line 2) will be displayed.

When you select two Title and Data lines will be displayed (Line 1 and Line 2).

When you select three all three lines will be displayed.


Size

There are three different sizes available: Normal, Large, Huge. For some Navboxes is usefull to set also  Width; for example Target name. 

 

Colors panel accounts controls the looks of the Navboxes. You can change the colors for:

  • Background, 
  • Frame, 
  • Title line, 
  • Data line, 
  • Units line.


Note that you can change the Navbox colors separately for each Navbox. Select a group of navboxes in  Menu > Next > Navboxes, then press Edit to edit the Color and Number of lines settings for several navboxes at once. By same system you can set size of Navboxes. 


If the checkbox for Transparent is selected, the Data and Units line will be transparent. With the Fill  combo box you can control how transparent the navboxes are from 0 to 100 % in 10 % step. Text Outline property could be used for Navbox text or by default with tap on Value only button. 


Allow drag check box if checked will allow you to place any Navbox anywhere on the screen. To move  it, Tap on the Navbox in question, then move it to a new spot.