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Bearcat99
11-21-2005, 12:45 PM
The following table is for converting the kilometers in the icon settings to yards. Keep in mind that the icon settings are in kilometers.. so therefore 1.0 on the icon settings is 1 kilometer, .5 on the icon settings is 500 meters, .45 on the icon is 450 meters etc. I rounded off all the English numbers and I stopped at 750m since it is not adviseable to shoot from that distance in air to air situations.

KMS>YDS
.10---109.4
.15---164
.20---219
.25---273
.30---328
.35---383
.40---437
.45---492
.50---547
.55---601
.60---656
.65---711
.70---765
.75---820

Bearcat99
11-21-2005, 12:45 PM
The following table is for converting the kilometers in the icon settings to yards. Keep in mind that the icon settings are in kilometers.. so therefore 1.0 on the icon settings is 1 kilometer, .5 on the icon settings is 500 meters, .45 on the icon is 450 meters etc. I rounded off all the English numbers and I stopped at 750m since it is not adviseable to shoot from that distance in air to air situations.

KMS>YDS
.10---109.4
.15---164
.20---219
.25---273
.30---328
.35---383
.40---437
.45---492
.50---547
.55---601
.60---656
.65---711
.70---765
.75---820

polak5
11-21-2005, 04:46 PM
Having studied 9 years in Mexico I have no problems using Meters and Kilometers. I dont understand the huge fascination in using feet and yards in the US. guess wer just hard headed...

LStarosta
11-21-2005, 05:01 PM
Seriously...

Kids here can't use Metric if their life depended on it...

Bearcat99
11-21-2005, 05:39 PM
Just a reference point.... believe it or not everyone doesnt think in metric.... There are new people here.. it isnt a matter of metric being hard or easy.. actually metric is easier.... but if you arent familiar with it.. then here is a reference.... to what some of us are more familiar with. I have been flying in this sim for a few years now so I got it.. but some folks who are new may not.

LePetit_Lapin
11-21-2005, 06:31 PM
I was born metric.....so I don't have a clue what you're talking about if you mention "Pounds", "Ounces", "Miles", "Yards", etc.


Well.....ok.....so I know what an "ounce" is...but thats only because the shady bloke on the street corner provided "enlightenment".

tomtheyak
11-21-2005, 07:51 PM
Its funny but I grew up educated in metric system - from primary school to A level, especially as SI units are the rage http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

However, thanks to driving, carpentry with my father and a fascination withold aeroplanes and vintage aviation I have a cosy relationship with inches, feet, yards and miles also.

In fact I almost prefer imperial (tho I know metric is a more logical system) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Its quite handy being able to pick and choose as the situation demands!

A sneaky one is to think how your opponent flies; tending to fly Red I know if a blue pilot picks to fly at 3000m I'll go to 12,000ft - it's close to his alt, but just that little bit higher to give me a height advantage.

Freelancer-1
11-21-2005, 07:56 PM
Metric to English?

Metric IS English

Try Metric to Imperial

Lucius_Esox
11-22-2005, 04:47 AM
Thx Bearcat.. to show how much using one particular system gets into our head/culture.

As a Lad I used to ride motorbikes. Doing a ton meant doing a 100mph, a magic figure. I don't know what the conversion is but it just wouldn't be the same in metric for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Also all those land world speed records, breaking the 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 mph (man going that fast on land, insane http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif) barriers..

Just ingrained for us oldies I s'pose http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Sturm_Williger
11-22-2005, 04:52 AM
Coming from South Africa ( ex-UK colony ), we've used metric for ages.

However, it was a shock to find that the UK, while paying lip-service to metric ( they'll prosecute a shopkeeper for selling his bananas in pounds ), they still have the road system in miles and mph speed limits. WTF is up with that ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif At least the States embraces ALL of the imperial system afaik.

Then they can't seem to decide whether to use Celsius or Fahrenheit in the weather reports - sometimes it's one, then the other, occasionally both.

Crazy !

Or how about being able to buy a piece of wood - 2 feet by 3 feet by 20mm !! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

nakamura_kenji
11-22-2005, 04:57 AM
i understand 0.50 = 12.7mm, bhp, mph.

but often caliber measures in pound(normal tank gun ie 25pound gun) isnt pound a coin ???0_0???

Maverick_MW
11-22-2005, 05:17 AM
Right, basically here in the UK shops legally have to show the marked prices per metric weight, but all shops will show price for both, and you can still ask for both metric and imperial if you are buying somehthing by weight.

In normal conversation, I think most people born here will use imperial measurements for absolutley everything, depending on their age. Its very possible to find someone you is completely unfamiliar with metric, and vice versa.

Younger people use more metric, but only for small measurements (cm) rather than inches. Feet is still used more than meter.

I remember being stopped by the police in London. He asked for my height so I told him in metres and he was totaly dumbfounded as to what to write down, as the form only had feet/inches.

The roads are all marked in imperial, and that probably won't change ever, but in all other aspects, metric is generally promoted over imperial, even if the people don't listen.

The reason for the whole hoo-hah is that the EU say that we MUST use metric, but nobody here really wants (or can be bothered) to change.

tomtheyak
11-22-2005, 05:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nakamura_kenji:
i understand 0.50 = 12.7mm, bhp, mph.

but often caliber measures in pound(normal tank gun ie 25pound gun) isnt pound a coin ???0_0??? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi kenji-san!

Imperial weights are as unusual as the distance measurements.

Basically a pound or lb is equal to 0.453592Kg. Pounds are subdivided by 16 ounces(oz) or if u have 14lb then you have 1 stone.

Tell you what, just go here! Good site for conversions and such:

http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/units/weight.htm


on the other hand, yes a pound is also a unit of financial value (100p) but where the two might be confused the monetary version is referred to as pound sterling.
hope this helps!

nakamura_kenji
11-22-2005, 05:32 AM
so 25 pound gun fire shell that weigh 25 pound? hehe guess i get mix up i thougt pound was relate diameter of barrel no projectile weigh^_^

JG52Uther
11-22-2005, 06:46 AM
The UK is great! I use a mix of imperial and metric all the time.6ft x 2 ft x 20mm for a piece of wood seems totally natural to me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif.I think most of the people alive today in the UK will have to die of old age before anything changes.

panther3485
11-22-2005, 09:10 AM
Here in Australia, Metric measures were phased in over a couple of decades but there was lots of resistance to the idea, mainly among older folks.

Today, we see Metric and Imperial measures being freely mixed. Doesn't seem to be an issue any more.

Best regards to all,
panther3485

Sturm_Williger
11-22-2005, 09:27 AM
Only place Imperial gets my vote is the Imperial Tot !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Rebel_Yell_21
11-22-2005, 12:05 PM
Just remember, flight afficionado's -
Air Traffic all over the world uses altitude in feet and speed in knots.

Imperial 1
Metric 0

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

bun-bun195333
11-22-2005, 04:04 PM
23760 barleycorns = 1 furlong

waffen-79
11-23-2005, 12:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rebel_Yell_21:
Just remember, flight afficionado's -
Air Traffic all over the world uses altitude in feet and speed in knots.

Imperial 1
Metric 0

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't care is metric all the way for me, baby!

WWSensei
11-23-2005, 09:03 AM
The metric system never really caught on in the US unless you count the popularity of the 9mm bullet.

Platypus_1.JaVA
11-23-2005, 10:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Freelancer-1:
Metric to English?

Metric IS English

Try Metric to Imperial </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm almost sure that metric is french. Napoleon was not such a nice guy in many aspects but gave us some valuable scientific and social things. Like a scientific system of measurment (in metric, everything is with 10, not any 12 inch in a feet cr@p and god only knows how many feet in a mile), egyptology and second names.