"Arm baton auto-pickup" : Checked When checked Duenna log will automatically be started when you reach 30 kts or so. No need to press the "I have the baton, BEGIN" button before the flight.
"Baton-carrier or wingman?" : Not checked Not needed for the BPRL; Only needed for the yearly "Round the world race" (RTWR).
"Disable autopilot?" : Checked When checked will inhibit enabling of the autopilot. Should be checked for the BPRL.
"Sync time" : Not hit Sets FS time to the real world time. Not needed for the BPRL.
"+date" : Should be hit before flight Will set the simulator to the real-world day (season). I don't think this is enforced, but good practice.
"Settings" : Go to the settings page
"Key-Lock" : Not sure what this button exactly does. I believe it turns off some default key combinations that spell disaster in the framework of Duenna-tracked flights (like inadvertently hitting the key combination for time acceleration - would fail flight). Definitely not required, and i have never tried or used it.
Enter the correct "Server URL" (http://fs-duenna.com/flights) and
Thanks for utilizing your superior (to mine) computer skills and taking the time and effort to do this for everyone.
Even though I personally do not and never have had any problems with the Duenna, I realize others are sometimes not so fortunate.
I wish I knew more about the Duenna and it's issues so I could be more help. All i can really do is offer 'moral' support and encourage others not to give up on it or the BPRL itself.
Like any new 'event', the BPRL will have its teething problems while it gets established. Unfortunately Duenna issues although not a BPRL issue per se, becomes one because we rely on the software.
Take heart that in all my 7 or 8 years of RTW racing I have never heard of anyone having to pull out of the race due to not being able to get the duenna going. And remember that a 'yellow' box only indicate there MAY be a problem. While a 'red' box indicates that there IS definately a problem.
After trying all you can think of to have all boxes green, don't worry too much if you have to put up with a yellow box especially if it is to do with something other than your aircraft.
If you do have to fly with a yellow box, don't let it unduly distract you. This is not as easy as it sounds. It will be a real test of your piloting skills and the 'situational awareness' thing where pilots can get hung up about some small issue and forget to fly the aircraft. Especially when you have to do things like stay under 500'.