How to decode the flight log files

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  1. MavicFlyer

    MavicFlyer Well-Known Member

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    I know that log files are created on the mobile device. They are TXT extension but are encoded.

    Is there software that decodes it to produce something that can be viewed in a spreadsheet?
    Is there a guide that defines the parameters and described them?
     
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    FRAP has nice simplified visualization tools, but unnecessary complexity if you just want the detailed csv file for actual data analysis - far simpler just to use the TXTlogToCSVtool that powers its conversion process.

    Flight Log Converter produces perfectly good kmz files, but nothing particularly noteworthy.

    And neither of them appears to read and convert DAT files, which are the more useful logs anyway.

    Good tools to have available though.
     
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    And which program -does- process DAT files?
     
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    The only two that I know of are DatCon and CsvView.
     
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    Thanks...these will keep me busy for a while.
     
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    Be very careful. Analyzing flight logs can be quite addictive. Of course I could quit any time I want to. Any time.
     
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    Now I've heard everything..... I'm going to call ABC to do a story on the biggest lie ever told..... ;)o_O
     
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