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JamesLarson
03-24-2004, 07:47 AM
Is there any explanation anywhere of how to use the inflight maps to find your way around?

thanks,
James

JamesLarson
03-24-2004, 07:47 AM
Is there any explanation anywhere of how to use the inflight maps to find your way around?

thanks,
James

ELEM
03-24-2004, 08:02 AM
Yes, in this book:-
http://www.flightstore.co.uk/the_ppl_course_volume_3_navigation_meteorology.pil ot.books/use.id.10.item_id.84/

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Fehler
03-24-2004, 08:10 AM
Here's a couple of tips I use to navigate in full real servers/coops.

1. Study the briefing map. Know the compass heading to your target before you fly.

2. I sometimes jot down the number of water formations I have to cross before I get to target.

3. Once the game starts, DONT OPEN YOUR MAP!. The first time you open your map, the map opens to the exact location you are currently at. You can use this function to find yourself when you are totally lost. So avoid opening that map until you just absolutely have to.

4. Practice terrain navigation. Which works like crap when the weather is really bad.. But hey, that's why they rarely flew in bad weather!

5. As much as possible, follow your radio navigation points. Once you get good at navigation, you can disregard this advice and fly straight to target or the waypoints of your choice. That way, the radio finder will point to your home base (Another way to game the game, I know)

6. Use a compass. The figure below can be printed on transparant material and slapped up on the in-flight map or briefing map to help you decide which heading you need to fly.

http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0QQCz*18T73mrFcNOGXQOD8YDIrgGizyfMRbR8R8t*xHndJIF9 A7zAn9dP5AN9hxEoiCfJYnt5sQ4YzMSwZKwclbdWYqvnOjB6s5 UuzWZBiM/Compass.JPG?dc=4675461450551843801

I hope these tips help you.

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buz13
03-24-2004, 08:10 AM
Don't know but make sure you have no map icons and no minimap path off. Since that will leave you with your plane icon and your path and waypoints on the inflight map you will have no trouble finding your way around. Without these aids you will need to learn how to navigate using a compass and dead recon. Actual ground features like rivers, towns etc. are also helpful. Of course you could just make sure you are not the flight leader and follow the leader around.

LEXX_Luthor
03-24-2004, 08:21 AM
Print out FB maps here ---> http://www.777avg.com/maps/

Here, you can disable the FB mini~map and when you try using real map next to you its like a first step into a larger world. A real different experience. You will see hehe

Tip:: Just print out the main maps, full size, the small sections could take forever to print unless there are some maps you really want to see biggers.

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Fehler
03-24-2004, 08:44 AM
Yes, doing what Lexx said is very handy. You can then laminate the maps, buy a dry erase (Or better yet a grease pencil!) and plot your flight. Then you can fold the map and strap it to your thigh for a most immursive feel.

Pop on your goggles and hat, and flip your scarf over your shoulder and you are all set!

Of course, you might want to take your garb off before answering the door or you will get odd looks.. Believe me!

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heywooood
03-24-2004, 10:42 AM
Heheh - sometimes I forget I still have my 'chute on at 2:am when I trudge down the hallway to bed.. talk about a funny look - you should see the wifes face.

lil_labbit
03-24-2004, 11:00 AM
Yes the best way is to print the maps, see
http://home.earthlink.net/~sim4812/
for maps and how they relate to the "big picture".

When flying compare the landscape to the map to determine where you are.

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LEXX_Luthor
03-24-2004, 12:12 PM
Could be.

The 777 link I posted way above seems to be GONE. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif They had some good ones.

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Diablo310th
03-25-2004, 05:37 AM
LEXX...the maps ahve been moved to http://www.310thvfs.com/Intel.php but it's not up yet. It should be before long. Our new website is under construction still.

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Comptonb
03-25-2004, 04:51 PM
Those links to the various maps are a Godsend - I had previously resorted to printing screenshots of the maps from the FMB.

Another trick is to take a screenshot of the target area in the FMB, then retouch it in B&W, add some noise, and use it as an aerial recon photo. Not really cheating, as such intelligence would have been briefed to the pilot beforehand.