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Watch Bezel with E6B... Useable or Too Small?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Wulfenite, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

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    Saw one of these in an ad. Anyone ever use one? Is it handy or too small to be functional?
     
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    After 22 years of flying, I still don't know how to use an E6B. I can't imagine trying to use one that's on a watch. It just seems WAY too small to me.
     

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    Just for grins, I would love to seea decent "For Dummies" type of instruction for the EB-6. I carry one in my flight bag, y'know, non-electronic backup, but still do not have much of a clue how to use it.

    Any suggestions?
     
  4. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

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    Mn. Fly Boy Mn. Fly Boy

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    Hey! I grew up on one of these when I started flying back in 1967. As a student pilot my instructor made me work all sorts of problems on a dual x-country flight. Time, speed, distance, true air speed the whole shooting match. I also used one for both my private, commerical and instrument written exams. I think I carried one most of my flying career but never had to use it. As far as having a wrist watch with a E-6-B on it I would say it's a waist of money. Get a real one from Jeppsen and a good watch. Mn. Fly Boy
     
  6. SlimlineGlock

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    The Citzen navihawk is a great travel watch. I only use the rotating dial to solve currency conversion problems; not flying ones. I also carry a regular EA-6B and very seldom use it either.
     
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    Hank Bodmer

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    GPS's do all that the old computer did much better and faster!;c
     
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    I own a Citizen Navihawk. I only wear it when I'm flying. It's nice to have something to switch between the timezones. As far as the E6B goes, I don't really use that function. Most simple math can just be done in your head, or just pull out a calculator.
     
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    Distance over Time or D over T = Groundspeed over Index or Gs over index. I wrote this formula on the sleeve. Its good for 90% of the things you need to do with your E6B. John
     
  10. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

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    Does the Navihawk have tritum lit hands?
     
  11. HerrGlock

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    I wore a Wingman (the precursor to the Navihawk) and used the e6b regularly. It's big enough to use in a helicopter, so I'm sure an airplane would be no problem. A lot less vibration ;f

    DanH