PC Configuration with Tablet

Which joystick to buy? Which graphic card? Which...

Moderators: Uros, OXO, GR

Posts: 291
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:13 am
Location: Switzerland

PC Configuration with Tablet

Postby Dani » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:10 pm

Greatings fellow glider pilots!
After a long break, I'm trying to come back to Condor and competition gliding.

Is it true that nowadays pilots use XCSoar on a tablet as they used to have this palm computers in their cockpit? Or are there other solutions? Do you still use the palm on Condor's screen? What functions are in CXSoar that are not in the palm?

Do you also use XCSoar in real gliders?

Thanks for your help.


User avatar
Posts: 386
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:28 am
Location: Nitra

Re: PC Configuration with Tablet

Postby 3P » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:49 am

XCSoar brings many more functions, while connected into Condor too.
Nice reading about XCSoa features - 190 pages :) http://download.xcsoar.org/releases/6.8 ... manual.pdf

Posts: 16
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:26 pm

Re: PC Configuration with Tablet

Postby JDS » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:10 pm

Some of us run XCSoar in tablets or smartphones, some on a second monitor or networked PC.
The main reason I use it is maps are easier to read and the wind arrow and slope shading make it easier to judge which ridges should work well.


Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:43 am

Re: PC Configuration with Tablet

Postby robertcs49 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:56 pm


I use the Top Hat Soaring ( http://www.tophatsoaring.org/ ) version of XCSoar on my Nexus 7 and I won't leave home without it; and I use it in the sailplane as well.

There is a plethora of topics on setup and usage on this forum as well as GliderRacing.com and at Top Hat.

Here are some shots:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Posts: 2461
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:40 pm
Location: North Wales UK

Re: PC Configuration with Tablet

Postby Freebird » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:52 pm

Until a couple of days ago (when it died) I have been using XCSoar on my 10" tablet, at the moment I am using it on my phone. I still use the Condor PDA for compass & FG.

Return to “Hardware”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests