Using VBar Control Flight analyzer is very easy and almost automatic. It helps if you name your models and batteries to something sane since these names are imported into the program. If you want UI graphs you need to enable “write logfile” under UI settings on your VBar Control. You probably want this, so go right ahead and enable this. UI logs will be written from now on , your older flights will not have them.
- Mikado VBar Control
- Mikado VBar (Neo or older with sat)
- UI Sensor on every model you want to track
- Optionally instead of UI Sensor telemetry supported ESC (Scorpion Tribunus, Kontronik Kosmik or Jive Pro)
- Microsoft Windows version 7 or later or MacOS El Capitan or later
- Battery ID sensor (Optional, but makes doing the right thing every time very easy)
First download Vbar Control flight analyzer. On Windows doubleclick the installation file to install it, on Mac unzip and drag to Applications folder.
Once you launch VBar control you will be greeted with a somewhat blank user interface. It’s time to import your data from your VBar Control.
Insert the VControl into your computer using the USB cable and turn it on. Wait for the import button to turn green.
Press the green import button to start reading the logs, it may take some time before being finished. The analyzer stores all data internally and saves everything it imports forever! No need for manual flight logging anymore, just import periodically to see all your flights you have ever done.
After import you will see something like this, what we have is flights you have done with your VBar Control. Depending on when you updated to the firmware supported this may not be every flight you have ever done. Supported firmware of VBar control is 1.1-867 and up.
There is a season selector to switch between seasons, remember VBar Control flight analyzer saves your flights forever!
You can select a specific model and/or battery to view flights with only that model/battery. The status at the bottom gives you totals of how much you fly.
The “show logs” will default to only show flights where you have flown more than 1/4 of your battery, that way you will not see setup power ups. If you happen to crash (hope not) at the start of your battery you may want to see that log to check the VBar log etc. You have that option by selecting “All logs”.
If you click on “Weekly flights” tab on main screen you will see the flights/week graph. Most options from main screen apply to this screen also.
If you have an UI log available for the flight you can click the “Show” button in the UI Log column. This will open up the UI Graph. Here you can see the performance of your model. You can Zoom in by scrolling the mouse wheel and dragging the graph with the left mouse button.
Model window and manual flight logs
VBar Control flight analyzer can store your model information in the model window, to select model just click a flight row on the main screen. In the model window you will se basic statistics about your model, you can upload an image by dragging a Photo onto the photo area, and you can enter information about your model in the information box below.
You make a new entry or check an entry in the manual flight log from the main screen by selecting a model and clicking the note icon to the left on the session bars. This will open the model window and insert the date in the information area. Just enter your flight log here. A dot next to the note icons reveals you have an entry for this date. Flight logs are ordered in chronological order.
The information area in the model window is layed out in a predetermined way for easier entrying and viewing. The model information first, and the flight logs below.
By attaching Mikado GPS you can record your flights and view them in the analyzer. It will give you maximum speed and altitude, and data from the UI sensor at each point.