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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Wulfenite, Jan 29, 2004.
Saw one of these in an ad. Anyone ever use one? Is it handy or too small to be functional?
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.
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.
Read the book. Go through the exercises. Either that or you could go down to the airstrip and pay a CFI $30 to train you.
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
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.
GPS's do all that the old computer did much better and faster!;c
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.
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
Does the Navihawk have tritum lit hands?
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