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Cippacometa
09-02-2004, 06:25 AM
http://server5.uploadit.org/files/Cippacometa-coso.jpg

Above: FW.190s
Below: Bf.109K-4

Anyone knows what's this for?

Thanks in advance!

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Cippacometa
09-02-2004, 06:25 AM
http://server5.uploadit.org/files/Cippacometa-coso.jpg

Above: FW.190s
Below: Bf.109K-4

Anyone knows what's this for?

Thanks in advance!

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lookatsix
09-02-2004, 06:35 AM
its a radio compas

but it dont work in il-2FB/AEP

Cippacometa
09-02-2004, 07:50 AM
Radio compass? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif
A radio compass is a direction finder that gives aircraft's bearing by determining the direction of incoming radio signals.
Thus, I believe the radio compass (or repeater compass) is the instrument Nā? 8 and Nā? 10 on upper and lower picture, respectively.
Or not?
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taiterbud
09-02-2004, 08:41 AM
Looks like a clock to me. Clocks are used alot in instrument flying.

Jasko76
09-02-2004, 08:45 AM
Darn, I thought it was a alfa-meter! (angle of attack indicator) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

At least, that's where it's located in Jane's WWII fighters version of Fw 190.

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Jasko
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ZG77_Lignite
09-02-2004, 08:50 AM
Though I'm sure someone with more knowledge can come and put a better name on it, I believe it Is a 'radio direction finder' (so is the other guage you mentioned), very similar to what modern airliners used. I believe the vertical line is used find and stay on the correct heading, while the horizontal line is used to maintain the correct altitude; when flying perfectly on-line (I don't mean the internet) the lines form a cross (or 'plus' sign), if the lines drift, one must correct course.

Though I can't picture it right this minute, I believe the He-111 has one also, and was probably more extensively used by medium-heavy bombers.

taiterbud
09-02-2004, 09:07 AM
RDFs were simply a nonmovable compas card with a needle that tracked a radio signal. It did not give altitude indications, but only directional. Simply put, the arrow pointed to the source of the frequency. Really its nothing more than an ADF. What you are looking at is a clock in my opinion, but what do I know I've only had the game for month

Tully__
09-02-2004, 09:08 AM
It looks like a modern ILS intrument. Combined radio altitude and heading guide.

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ZG77_Lignite
09-02-2004, 09:31 AM
My memory is very poor, but it seems that this guage did in fact work at one point (early Il-2 original), but I could easily be cross connecting sims here, maybe it was JanesWWII or Aces High? I'm reasonably sure that Tully is correct, ILS is what my feeble mind was trying to describe.

sokil
09-02-2004, 11:34 AM
slightly OT, but I wanted to ask if your cockpit inside is always this dark as in pictures above, mine is and sometimes it is hard to read instruments, unless I get sunshine inside, is it something common or is it just me and is there any way to make it lighter?

IL2-chuter
09-02-2004, 12:35 PM
That's right, it's the ADF (RDF). the "AFN 2 Radio Homing Device". http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Cippacometa
09-02-2004, 05:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by litak:
slightly OT, but I wanted to ask if your cockpit inside is always this dark as in pictures above, mine is and sometimes it is hard to read instruments, unless I get sunshine inside, is it something common or is it just me and is there any way to make it lighter?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Got these cockpits on this nice site here: http://www.partizanska-eskadrila.com/reference/190a8.htm
Mine are less dark! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


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WTE_Galway
09-02-2004, 05:47 PM
just turn on the cockpit instrument lights

usually "ctrl L" by default I think .. or map a key to it

EmbarkChief
09-02-2004, 07:20 PM
I'm pretty sure it actually works in the Bf-110