Current Release


Welcome to Flight Log


Flight Log is a program used to manage many aspects of this wonderful hobby of ours, R/C Model Aircraft. Information about your models from cost to flight history can be stored. Maintenance records can be kept to give you confidence that your valuable models are flight worthy. It can also help determine when you batteries are loosing capacity, more insurance that keeps your models flying longer. Due to the relationships held between all aspects of Flight Log you can print reports on information relevant to you.

Key features

Store Aircraft information -- Information about each aircraft can be stored. Information like cost, the date you acquired the aircraft, if it was new or used, the type such as airplane or helicopter (used to filter flights logs in the future), the fuel it uses, a note that can be constantly updated, and much more. When accessories are assigned to an aircraft, their cost are included in the aircraft cost giving you a total value for your model.

Track Accessories -- You can add as many or as little accessories as you like such as servos, engines, receivers, gyros etc. Each accessory can be assigned to any aircraft. You may choose to record history for accessories to track hours of operation or fuel consumption. When Flight logs are created for an aircraft the accessories used in that aircraft will automatically have there history updated. You can move accessories from model to model maintaining their cumulative history.

Track flights -- You can create flight logs for all you aircraft. You can then look at your flying history and determine how many flights you had for a given time period. You can limit this history to a certain aircraft, pilot, flying site, model type, and date range.

Create Maintenance Schedules -- Flight log allows you to add routine maintenance procedures such as changing glow plugs, inspecting control surfaces, cleaning fuel filters etc. You may add as many procedure that meet your needs. You can then add a schedule for each aircraft on how often you would like these procedures performed. As you create flight logs for you aircraft the time is checked against your maintenance schedule. You can quickly see what maintenance is overdue.

Create Maintenance Logs -- Here you can keep track of any repairs or routine maintenance you perform on your models. You can select from the same procedures stated above. If you perform a maintenance procedure that is in the maintenance schedule for an aircraft then the schedule for that procedure is reset.

Battery Logging -- You can keep track of all you batteries. You can enter charging information every time you charge your batteries. This allows you to keep track of the number of charges a battery has had. You can also keep track of capacity if you cycle you batteries. This gives you advanced warning of battery problems if you start seeing a decrease in this capacity. You can set battery packs as flight packs and subsequently log the flight time for these packs. You can then plot graphs of how your flight times have changed over time.

Fuel Purchases -- Keep track of different fuel types and their purchase history. Useful in knowing how old your fuel is or in knowing how many gallons you burn in a year.

Flying Sites -- Keep track of where you fly. You can easily find out how many time you flew at a particular site

Pilots -- You can add multiple pilots to flight log. If you have others flying your aircraft then you can limit the list of flights to a given pilot. Useful if you have more than one pilot in the household.

Tools -- Keep track of various tools you may own. Battery chargers can be added to the tool section and the selected when charging batteries to further track battery charge history.

Transmitter -- You can key a list of all your transmitter. This is useful to store any service information.

Stores -- Any purchase may be linked to a particular store. Useful if you need to send an item in for warranty issues and need to know where it was acquired.

Spare Parts -- For consumable items such as glow plugs, bearings, or high wear items. You can create a part inventory and indicate how many of any given parts you want on hand at all times. You can then create a shopping list of items you need to stock up on. You purchase parts to increase your inventory and you use parts in maintenance logs to decrease inventory. A complete history of purchases and uses are maintained.

I hope you find this software useful and I encourage everyone to request new features in the discussion area.

Shawn Lammers