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Max_CCCP_pilot
01-17-2004, 01:44 PM
Can anybody tell me how the checkpoint instrument worked during WWII. I mean the one that tell's you to go right or left (shows the direction of the checkpoint. I can't figure out how could it had worken in thous days, I mean how can u tell it where your checkpoints are. There were no computers on planes in that time not even the simple ones. If anyone knows history of aircraft navigation please take your time to explain this to me. Thank you! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Max_CCCP_pilot
01-17-2004, 01:44 PM
Can anybody tell me how the checkpoint instrument worked during WWII. I mean the one that tell's you to go right or left (shows the direction of the checkpoint. I can't figure out how could it had worken in thous days, I mean how can u tell it where your checkpoints are. There were no computers on planes in that time not even the simple ones. If anyone knows history of aircraft navigation please take your time to explain this to me. Thank you! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Rajvosa
01-17-2004, 01:59 PM
I supposed there was a carrier wave that was picked up by the intrument. It was also manually adjustable. I may be wrong on this one though!

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Spinne_3.-JG51
01-17-2004, 03:20 PM
You probably dialed the checkpoint indicator in during preflight, and then advanced the checkpoint indicator every time your navigation showed that you were reasonably close to the checkpoint. I could be very wrong though!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rajvosa:
I supposed there was a carrier wave that was picked up by the intrument. It was also manually adjustable. I may be wrong on this one though!

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BTZ_Bonehead
01-17-2004, 04:19 PM
Its only in recent years that you have been able to input a waypoint in an instrument. Radio beacons however have been around for a good while, basically teh needle points to the source of a radio transmiter. Also called NDB (non direcional beacon).

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