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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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Then a pencil mark is made just fight the hole, at a distance representing the wind speed D away from the hole. This will affect our ground speed as well as our heading. Fliggt small dent was created when I threw my beloved E6B across the room against a wall in frustration. Align the distance you traveled on Scale A with the time you traveled on either Scale B for minutes or Scale C for hours.

Before you start a leg time problem, you must first ask yourself: If you suspect it will take seconds flitht legs, the method is the same except: Plus, the good old metal one will never get low on batteries.

The rest are approximated in the scale. Read GS under Grommet.

In aviation, the same concept applies. While doing magnetic heading problems, you should compuher yourself flying each problem, e. As smart phones and tablets become more and more available, different apps and websites are created for E-6B calculations. AviationFlight Training. Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

The arcs represent the wind velocity in knots. The directions for the most common use of the wind side are printed right at the top.

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Weemsinvented, patented and marketed a series of flight computers. Yes, there are modern electronic versions of the E6B out there which have all of the functionality of a mechanical E6B and can easy be learned by reading the six page instruction sheet in all of about 20 minutes.


You have to reason if that means 11,or The center compuher marks our ground speed and your pencil mark shows our left or right wind lfight angle in degrees.

These can be placed into the three different task groups as follows:. You need to descend computrr in 7 minutes. I made this post with the goal of providing a reference which could be used to learn the bulk of the essential E6B skills quickly and without frustration.

E6B Flight Computer Instructions

Your work has really helped me achieve that goal. Rotate the wheel to align your numerator on Scale A with your denominator on Scale B. The only thing keeping pilots from buying a mechanical E6B is the learning curve.

James kephart on November 7, at In the air, the flight computer can be used to calculate ground speed, estimated fuel burn and updated estimated time of arrival. The manua, nature of the flight computer also helps manuak many errors which in part explains their continued popularity.

This is the way it has always been taught. The A scale is the outer scale, while the B and C scale stick together on the inner disc. Is going to take hours, minutes, or seconds to get between these two points?

Many airspeed indicator ASI instruments have a movable ring built into the face of the instrument that is essentially a subset of the flight computer. If your ground speed isthen call Guiness, speed racer.

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If you know any two of those values, the third can be found easily. Remember, practice makes perfect. Find the wind correction angle by counting the units between the pencil mark and the centerline. And the batteries are still ticking, huh? The general concept to learn is that for most problems to solve, there are three elements: Look at the “NAUT” index arrow on the outer scale to determine 87 kt.


Clay on November 7, at 2: On a cross country flight, you climb at feet per minute for 7 minutes. Notice that our pencil mark has moved around some. So then, is the mechanical E6B dead?

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.

The C scale is known as the time scale.

How To Use A Manual E6B Flight Computer | Clayviation

In this case, the mark will be at since the was just an easy starting point. In the center of the rotating portion are three “holes” windows used to compute corrected true altitude, density altitude, and true airspeed. The front side of the E6B is essentially a circular slide rule with three separate scales.

UK Civil Aviation Authority. On the backside of the E6B, you will notice a rotating dial and a metal slider. An aluminium version was made by the London Name Plate Mfg. The center metal piece that slides up and down and makes up the majority of the computer labeled 5 is only used with the back side.

The E6B flight computernicknamed the “whiz wheel” or ” prayer wheel “, is a form of circular slide rule used in aviation and one of the very few analog calculating devices in widespread [ citation needed ] use in the 21st century. Convert mph to knots.