DLG-Time for Palm
Buttons and Controls
The main screen has the following displays and controls:
- Control to quit the program (only active
if no time measurement is running)
- Display of the flight time
- Status icon
- List of the flown times
- Button to go back to the previous task
- Name of the actual task
- Button to go to the next task
- Display of the left working time
- Button to start/cancel the working time
- Button to show information about the task
- Button to edit the task
- Button to clear the times
- Display to show the left flight time
- Button to start/stop the flight time
- Button to start/stop the working time
- Button to show the menu (only active if
no time measurement is running)
- Status of the autostop function
- Delete the last stopped time
Tap on the DLG tab or the menu soft button (16). Choose
mode -> Options -> Preferences. There you can
set if the time format is minutes:seconds or seconds
only. Furthermore you can switch off the sounds and
choose the sounds volume (not supported by all devices).
The count down beeps are for practise only. With respect
for fellow competitors this function should not be used
in competitions. The count down beeps will give beeps
for a left light time of 3, 2, 1 minute and 30, 20 and
each of the last 10 seconds.
With "Use Legacy Tasks" you can
still use those tasks that are no longer used since
2008. The "Autostop Flightime" function automatically
stops the flight time together with the end of the working
time. If "Autostop Flightime" is not checked
the last flight must be stopped manually.
Select Menu -> Options ->DLG-Time Info dialog to see information which version you use.
- Enter your name
(In case there is already a key displayed which you want to delete,
clear the key and press the button „Key“) until the lable shows 'Name'.
You will see the following dialog:
Enter your name (max. 20 characters total, only letters and space; no
special signs or mutated vowels) and press the button „Key“
- An individual key will be generated and displayed:
Enter the serial you already own in the filed „Serial“.
Confirm with “Ok”.
- After you entered the correct serieal a dialog „Thanks“ pops up and es the Info dialog will look like this:
Please attach a sticker with your name and serial to your device as you
may re-enter both after a reset or deep discharge.
Via the main menu the mode can be selected.
There are three modes: universal, single task and competition.
Single Task mini is for tasks of the Dutch Mini DLG
Universal stopwatch. Number of flights
and flight time like set by the user in the options.
Maximum possible number of flights 40.
Maximum flight time 9:59 min.
Maximum working time 60 minutes.
2) Single Task
One single task can be chosen from the
list. Each time the task is changed all options settings
will be lost.
A sequence of tasks for a competition can
be programmed. For each task individual options be
set and will be stored while DLG-Time is in competition
mode. A competition sequence can be sent to another
Palm via infra red port.
Programming a Competition
Tap on the DLG tab or the menu soft button
(16). Choose mode -> Competition.
To delete an old sequence and start a new one press
When pressing the button „New“ a task can
be selected from the task list and will be added at
the end of the sequence. "New Mini" adds a
task of the Dutch Mini DLG class. To change the task
sequence order move the marked task with the arrow buttons.
With „Options“ you can adjust the individual
task (see „Options“ on the main screen)
„Delete“ removes the marked task from the sequence.
With „Ok“ you leave the competition form
and get back to the main screen with the marked task
To change to a different task within the
sequence use the - (5) or +(7) buttons or tap on the
task name (6) which opens the competition menu where
you can mark the desired task and press Ok.
"Info" (10) displays the according FAI task
Each task will be initialized with default
values. Some tasks leave it up to the contest director
to change the working time or maximum flight time. These
individual values can be set with the options menu.
Press the “Options” (11) button.
With the button „Min“ you can alter the format from
min:sec to seconds only. With the arrow buttons the
value of the marked digit will be in- or decreased.
The maximum working time is 45 minutes. The
maximum flight time is 9:99 minutes (599 seconds). The
maximum number of flights is 40.
After you chose the right task and set the
options you can start the time measurement. If the status
icon (3) doesn’t show a “R” but a diagonally line the
measurement must first be reset by pressing “Reset”
(12) or pressing the hard keys working time (15) or
start/stop (14) for more than 3 seconds.
The working time can be started by three
- Press the button “Start” (9)
- Press the hard key working time (15)
- If the pilot launches the same time the
working time starts you can simply press the hard
key “Start” (14) and the working and flying time are
Once the working time has started and no
flight time is measured the icon changes to „P“ (the
model is parked on the ground).
To stop or start the flying time measurement
press the hard key start/stop (14).
If you started the flying time measurement
the status icon shows an aircraft symbol.
If a flight is not valid (e.g. by not landing
within the flying filed) just tap on the field where
the time is displayed. The time will be inverted and
not considered for the calculation of the tactical support
Saved time are displayed in three different
- bold: times which are used to calculate
- normal: times which are not used to calculate
the score (e.g. the three shortest times in 3 of 6)
- inverted: times which are not used to
calculate the score and should not be copied on the
You can tap on a time more than once. Each
time its state is toggled from inverted to none inverted
and vice versa.
If you measure more than 10 times a button
with an arrow (1) will appear. With this button you
can toggle between the normal screen and the 40 times
display. The 40 times display does not show score times
If you press the Start/Stop button by accident
you can recall the previous state by pressing the button
At the near end of the working time it may be important
to know how many time is left for the pilot to make
a flight which allows an improvement of his actual score.
If the left time for Improvement is lower than 100 it
will be automatically displayed (see red arrow in the
screen shot above).
The working time can be stopped manually
by pressing the button “Cancel” or pressing the hard
key working time (15) for more than 3 seconds.
If the working time had been counted down
the 30 seconds landing buffer will be displayed afterwards.
After finishing a task the achieved score
compared to the theoretical maximum (1) and the total
score time (2) will be displayed.
Clear All Times:
After coping all times to the score sheet
you can clear all times by pressing “Reset” (12) or
pressing the hard keys working time (15) or start/stop
(14) for more than 3 seconds.
For the task poker the initial flight time
will be announced right before the start. Simply start
the time measurement normally. After the launch tap
on the area where the rest time is displayed and the
poker menu will appear. Choose a present time or enter
the poker value. After leaving the menu with „Ok“ the
poker value will be used to calculate the rest time.
in the task 1-2-3-4 you normally will not complete the full flight time
as you require a few seconds for landing and launching. To tell
DLG-Time that a flight with 3:59 seconds should be considered as
successful 4 minutes flight, tap on the area where the rest time is
displayed (similar to poker) and the 1-2-3-4 menu will appear. Tick the
fulfilled flight times, not the actual target time. The inputs can be
changed at any time.
Send a Competition sequence:
If more than one pilot is using DLG-Time
in a competition it is only necessary for one user to
program the sequence. It can be sent to the other devices
via the infra red port. All Palms need be use the same
version of DLG-Time (language may differ).
Using DLG-Time will turn off the build in
automatic power off function. After a program crash
of DLG-Time please set the desired value for the automatic
power of in the PalmOS system settings.
While running DLG-Time all other Palm functions
are disabled. To leave DLG-Time you must first stop
any running measurement.
To obtain maximum reliability it is suggested
to uninstall all other applications by a hard reset
and make DLG-Time the only application.