Ticket #1343 (new enhancement)
Need better start gate control
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I would like to be able to inhibit the auto restart function for a short period of time. The best way to do this would be by adding a button on the first Nav screen which would inhibit auto restart for a (configurable) period of time as shown on the time-below-start-height timer. Typically I would set this to 2 minutes.
background: US contest rules guidance encourages setting start gate height below clouds and below top of lift. A common start tactic is to thermal up through the top of the cylinder well behind the edge for "start out the top".
In some cases, one doesn't get very much higher than the top, so that we glide back below the top before reaching the edge. In almost all cases, the most advantageous start (which is what we score) is the start out the top. XCS at present logs a new start for each exit of the start cylinder, resulting in small errors in task time and statistics.