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fysekis
02-19-2004, 08:02 AM
Please is there a way to convert KMHs to Miles per hour and meters to feet? THANKS in advance

fysekis
02-19-2004, 08:02 AM
Please is there a way to convert KMHs to Miles per hour and meters to feet? THANKS in advance

Zen--
02-19-2004, 08:08 AM
1.6km per mile, 3.28 feet per meter

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Formerly TX-Zen

PBNA-Boosher
02-19-2004, 08:15 AM
Well, since I'm taking chem and physics courses now, I know a bit about it:

to convert from meters to feet, very basically, divide the number of meters by 3, and you'll have feet. Since a meter is just about equal to a yard.

to convert from kph to mph, since you're using the same time measurement, you only need to convert kilometers to miles. what you need is a conversion factor. You set the number of kph over one as a fraction here's an example:

250 kph 1 mile
-------- x ------- = 156.25 mph
1 ________ 1.6 km

Basically, you need to divide the number in kph by 1.6, and you should have it. It could go a few decimal places in either direction, but that's how you do it. Hope that helps

Willthisnamedo
02-19-2004, 08:17 AM
But don't forget to allow for gravity: miles get shorter going to the left (with the earth's spin), and kilometers get longer as you fly higher (less gravitational effect)

fysekis
02-19-2004, 08:18 AM
sorry i mean change these in the game on speed bar and gauges Thank you for your peply

PBNA-Boosher
02-19-2004, 08:21 AM
Hey, wilthisnamedo! Don't confuse the kid! Besides, it's all relative to the way you think! Compared to the earth's rotation, a plane just stays still while the earth rotates under it, but compared to the ground, the plane is moving fast.

Slush69
02-19-2004, 08:24 AM
The short answer is no, it can't be done.

If you really, really, really want it, then stick to US/UK planes and use the cockpit gauges.

cheers/slush

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MandMs
02-19-2004, 08:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
Hey, wilthisnamedo! Don't confuse the kid! Besides, it's all relative to the way you think! Compared to the earth's rotation, a plane just stays still while the earth rotates under it, but compared to the ground, the plane is moving fast.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is that for the Northern Hemisphere? Would it not be the opposite for the Southern Hemisphere?

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voyager_663rd
02-19-2004, 08:27 AM
Impossible at this time to change "in game".

Multiply your KPH by .6 to get MPH. So:

500 KPH is 300 MPH (500x.6)

For meters, who cares? Whatever meters you have, the feet is a slightly less (roughly 10% less).

3000 M is approx 2700 ft (really, about 2743 feet).

OK?

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Zen--
02-19-2004, 08:29 AM
3000 meters is not 2700 feet.

It's 9840 feet.

-Zen-
Formerly TX-Zen

Willthisnamedo
02-19-2004, 08:31 AM
You are correct of course MandMS - that's why no planes were ever built in the southern hemisphere: non of the gauges could be made to read properly.

Boosher: careful man - if the CIA learn that you know that flight is really impossible, and all that happens is that the plane 'pushes' the earth down and behind to fly, you're toast...

voyager_663rd
02-19-2004, 08:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zen--:
3000 meters is not 2700 feet.

It's 9840 feet.

-Zen-
Formerly TX-Zen
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
another DOH. Went bass-ackwards. 3280 yd (still the 10% is close enough). But then no one works in yards in the air. 3x is close enough to get to feet.

Thanks for the correction.

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SUPERAEREO
02-19-2004, 09:02 AM
8 Kms = 5 miles

1 metre = 3.28'

Not that difficult...

S!

Wolkenbeisser
02-19-2004, 09:29 AM
... wait a minute!

1 nm (nautical mile) / 1 kts (knots) = 1.852 Km

1 mi (statute mile) = 1.60934 Km

So the question is: Wich non-metric plane measures the speed in nautical miles (knots) and wich one in statute miles? The answer could be very important (thinking of landig speed etc.)

I guess, the P-51 uses nm (knots), as all the other american planes. But how 'bout the hurri?

Would be interesting to know

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clint-ruin
02-19-2004, 10:24 AM
Guys, guys, guys.

Type the following into the search box:

100 kilometres per hour in miles per hour

100 metres per second in miles per hour

Google calculator supports quite a lot of plain english conversions.

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[This message was edited by clint-ruin on Thu February 19 2004 at 10:00 AM.]

SUPERAEREO
02-19-2004, 10:41 AM
Hurri used statute miles.

Unless they were in the Fleet Air Arm, I guess... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

S!

SUPERAEREO
02-19-2004, 10:43 AM
Statute miles per hour = mph

Nautical miles per hour = kts

Kilometres per hour = kph

TheCrux
02-19-2004, 10:53 AM
Quick & dirty. Just multiply the Km/Hr by 6 ( It's actually .62 ) and screw the decimal. It'll give you a quick and close enough conversion in your head, at a glance.

Being the inveterate mossback I am when it comes to the metric system ( other than projectile calibers ) I still cannot take Kilometers/Hour at face value without knowing "what they really are" in MPH...though I'm the same way with Knots/MPH.

In this manner, 200 KM/HR is 120 MPH, 300 is 180, 400 is 240. Close enough for me. I just interpolate in between, or memorize a few accurately calculated conversions for good measure.

LEXX_Luthor
02-19-2004, 12:39 PM
Which reminds me, how can the Royal Australian Air Force aircraft fly upside down all day without engine cut out?

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Willthisnamedo
02-19-2004, 12:46 PM
My God Lexx, you noob: everyone knows they're all modded to use fuel injection, just like the 109.. This will cause problems for spitfire freaks on australian servers though, of course.. They'll have to fly 'upside down' to avoid fuel starvation..

BpGemini
02-19-2004, 01:01 PM
Short and easy conversion:

1 KMH = 0.6213712 MPH

1 MPH = 1.609344 KPH

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Mave_FI
02-19-2004, 02:18 PM