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VF-3Thunderboy
06-18-2004, 05:59 PM
Im getting a loaner, a brand new USN Navy WW2 Plotting board,(for navigation) by Wednesday I hope.Does anyone have one of these? Id like to make an Add-On with it.
***But if it could be incorporated into the Sim, so much the better.***
Im not sure of the detail that you would need to see, or if it will even be pratical, but I will know in a few days! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

VF-3Thunderboy
06-18-2004, 05:59 PM
Im getting a loaner, a brand new USN Navy WW2 Plotting board,(for navigation) by Wednesday I hope.Does anyone have one of these? Id like to make an Add-On with it.
***But if it could be incorporated into the Sim, so much the better.***
Im not sure of the detail that you would need to see, or if it will even be pratical, but I will know in a few days! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Latico
06-18-2004, 06:40 PM
I'm working on a way to print the maps out so I can have a plotting board on my lap while I fly.

Fliger747
06-18-2004, 07:18 PM
Glad you were able to find one. Mine is a Mark 3A, produced for BU. AERO by Felsenthal in Chicago, in 1943 or 44. I also have the brownish canvas bag with a leather handle at the top which it belongs in (used this as a book bag in Jr. High).

VF-3Thunderboy
06-18-2004, 09:21 PM
Mine is just a loaner Flieger, but-

does it look like something you can replicate on half scale, and still be readable? Do you have a picture of yours you could upload http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif? Thanks.

Fliger747
06-18-2004, 11:43 PM
Send me a private message with your e-mail and I can send you a couple of high res photos of it.

Fliger747
06-18-2004, 11:45 PM
By the way it is pretty BIG, about 11' x 15" or so!

Fliger747
06-19-2004, 12:11 PM
Here is a photo of mine, low res, have a 11 meg tiff if I can figure a wayto send it to you!http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v249/fliger747/plotting_board.jpg

Fliger747
06-19-2004, 12:34 PM
Here is a USAAF "whizwheel" of the same era.http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v249/fliger747/usaaf_whizwheel.jpg