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The E6B flight computer, nicknamed the “whiz wheel” or “prayer wheel”, is a form of circular Manual E6Bs/CRP-1s remain popular with some users and in some environments rather than the electronic ones because they are lighter, smaller. A Pilots Guide on How to use the E6B Flight Computer by lriccc in Types > Instruction manuals. E6B Flight Computer Instructions. Instructions for the E6B Flight Computer. ASA’s E6-B features a wind component grid and comprehensive crosswind correction.

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Landing in this situation is like having a kt. For secondsuse the Second pointer and Scale B. The arcs represent the wind velocity in knots. Its time to put them to work! Now that you are oriented and have your trusty pencil, you can begin the process.

Next, rotate “20” under “10” on the outer scale; now all numbers on f,ight inner scale are double those on the outer scale. Clay on November 7, at 2: The front side of the flight computer is a logarithmic slide rule that performs multiplication and division.

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On the side margins of the card are mileage scales for sectional charts. Sure, I have an electronic version of the E6B on my phone, but I find it to be quicker to spin the wheel on my trusty metal version than to open an app, find the function I want and type in the values. Look at the “NAUT” index arrow on the outer scale to determine 87 kt. Corrections are applied to the post but the PDFs remained unchanged for the time being incase someone finds something else.


The A scale the outermost circlethe B scale the middle circleand C scale the inner circle. A little common sense will let coputer interpret the result properly.

Philip Dalton — in the late s. Very simple to read and understand! Subscribe to our mailing list for great content each week!

E6B Flight Computer Instructions

I am a student pilot just learning the E6-B. As a flight student, you will need to use your E6B to perform a couple of different calculations.

I compiter it to be read through and practiced in about 20 minutes, the same time it takes to become familiar with the electronic version. Views Read Edit View history.

These scales are named and highlighted below:.

How To Use A Manual E6B Flight Computer

If your mark falls to the right add the value. AviationFlight Fligh. This is incredible…you have no idea how helpful this is. One side is in nautical miles and the other side is in statute miles. It can also be used for multiplication and division. It is well designed to assist you in solving the planing and navigating fllght associated with flying. In addition, computer programs to emulate the flight computer functions are also available, both for computers and smartphones.


If you okay, Can I Capture your post and your picture for studying? Dalton felt that it was a rushed design, and wanted to create something more accurate, easier to use, and able to handle higher flight speeds.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Also, many computers have Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion charts and various reference tables. Rotate the inner circle so the “10” is opposite the “10” on the outer scale, and dlight that all the numbers around both circles are identical. The Private Pilots License Course: It was developed prior to the VOR system, compass roses, airways, etc.