Adding more and more divers in the menu make it longer and longer and even with the current favorites system, I found difficult to get the one I search at first glance. So in this version, the most interesting feature is the ability to limit the menu to the favorites.
– ring data for Dipsy Magnum – Torpedo Deep Sea divers – Torpedo steel line – lures impact on Torpedo
That’s an interesting subject, these old divers are not available anymore so their data is not easy to find. As their have an excellent quality and are very durable, it’s pretty sure that some of us have still them in their fishing box. So adding them will certainly help some.
In this case, the Torpedo are still available and they were used in conjonction with the retired Deep Sea diver to reach deeper water, so we have two sets the diver alone and in conjonction.
While working on adding Torpedo Deep Sea diver, an abandoned divers but that some of you could still have and use, I found this advice from the company:
Lures and dodgers/flasher/rotators all have drag. A 4-inch lure will cause your presentation to losetwo feet of depth, a magnum spoon will lose 5 feet of depth and dodgers/flasher/rotators will lose 7 feetof depth. This is important information when making precise depth presentation.
As it is interesting for accurate presentation, I updated the interface for the Torpedos to add this new parameters:
After having dowloaded the last version, Malcolm wrote to says that the data for the Magnum Dipsy with O’Ring was missing. It was true that the switch was enabled on the user interface but it was inactive. As Malcolm said it would be useful, I search in my library to find out if I had this chart and most of them was only showing the basic length for depth. I finally found a photo of the packaging with the full chart. It is already added and will be available in the next release.
Most of the calculations were 10 years old and even if we rewrote them quite a few times in different programming languages, they were fairly sure. BUT we finally discovered a few mistakes like the Dipsy Mini going down 40 feet 🙁 or the BigJon sizes mixed. So we decided to setup a full testing procedure. For each of the divers, this system tests each model for basic settings : low depth and the deeper, plate position or line strength, and speed. For each model, some specific testing are done like the many speeds of Torpedos or O-Ring and Fireline.
The test is written by settings the parameters and the given length from the manufacturer documentation, and automatically comparing the result of the calculation function. IE if the manufacturer says that the Dipsy Driver #1 at 2.2MPH needs 16 feet of line to reach 10′ with the plate on center, we enter these parameters and check if the app gives the right length. Then we test with the plate on 3, and compare the result with the true value of 30, and do another test at 70′, plate on center and O’Ring to check the 150.
Now before any release, these complete tests are run to ensure that we show the right trolling line length.
We had Leadcore Line and we added new functions recently to it, but we never had Copper Line. In Dipsy Troller, Version 3, assuming you want to have all solutions at your fingertips, we decided to add the two most used Copper lines 30# and 45#.
Also, these lines are not as abrasion resistant as steel wires nor their surface is hard as steel wires – don’t go shark fishing with copper fishing lines – they are harder than nylon mono lines, but … Also, kink resistance of copper wires could be better 🙂
Due to copper’s density of 8.96g/cm3, copper fishing lines sink much more than ordinary lines – for example, Blood Run Tackle Copper Fishing Line dive depths are around:
– 20 pound copper fishing line – 8 feet of depth for every 50 feet of line released at 2.5 mph (2.43m of depth for every 15.3m of line released at 4km/h or 2.2 knots), – 32 pound copper fishing line – 8 feet of depth for every 50 feet of line released at 2.5 mph, – 45 pound copper fishing line – 9 (2.75m) feet of depth for every 50 feet of line released at 2.5 mph, – 60 pound copper fishing line – 11 (3.35m) feet of depth for every 50 feet of line released at 2.5 mph.
These values are for buoyancy neutral lures.Of course, actual lure or bait depth depends on many factors like:
– speed and direction of underwater currents, – lure and bait buoyancy and drag resistance, – trolling speed, etc.
Recommended usage: use copper fishing line as the main line and good fluoro line as the line leader – few feet (not more than 20 feet) is more than enough. Leader line length, of course, depends on fishing depth, trolling speed, how clear is the water, daylight conditions etc.
Most of the time, the app was keeping the current settings when you were switching to answer a call or check your mails. But sometimes, it was loosing the current length of line calculation. Another case where this could be useful, is the cas where you are fishing 2 different divers to get to different depths.
At the end, it is more to remember where I intended to fish than the real length of line.
Anyway, now, the app keep track of your latest request and it’s cool.