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XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 03:07 AM
Yeah i was wondering, when you call for a vector from ground control to tell you where to go. What do you do after they tell you? I'm not a professional pilot like i noticed most people are or probably should be in the forums, i just bought the game cause its fun. So I'm probably not pilot material based on the fact taht i'm ******ed when it comes to the navigation of an aircraft. So anyway, what the hell does it mean when they give me a vector and where do i go?

XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 03:07 AM
Yeah i was wondering, when you call for a vector from ground control to tell you where to go. What do you do after they tell you? I'm not a professional pilot like i noticed most people are or probably should be in the forums, i just bought the game cause its fun. So I'm probably not pilot material based on the fact taht i'm ******ed when it comes to the navigation of an aircraft. So anyway, what the hell does it mean when they give me a vector and where do i go?

XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 03:23 AM
if you ask ground for a vector they simply are giving you a bearing to home base if you turn onto that heading you will eventually get home.


the other vectors you here in offline missions are various flight leaders .. and they all use the same voice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

some are from totally different flights to you and are meaningless for your flight

the vectors from your own flight leader are the height and heading that HE is currently flying .. they are not a vector for you to use unless you are in tight formation with him but give you an idea whee on teh preplanned flight path he is situated.

XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 04:13 AM
i still feel like a ****** and that makes no sense to me. Am i supposed to take those numbers and use some instrument in the panel and make those numbers match up in the instrument or osmething?

XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 04:21 AM
the numbers are the DIRECTION the person speaking is flying and the HEIGHT he is flying at

this is the bottom number on the speedbar (the red text info on bottom left of screen)while you fly and also the number on the compass or DG (gyro compass) basically zero is north 90 is east 180 is south 270 is west


sooo if your flight leader says "vector 270 .. height 15" that means he is flying due west at a heght of 1500 metres.

the tricky bit is using that info to work out where he is and how to get to him


NOTE .. there is no points penalty for ignoring the flight leader and going off on your own even if he does yellat you a lot

XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 04:22 AM
Your heading is your compass.

0 is north, 90 is east 180 south and 270 is west. You can also use the no cockpit view, but with instruments, its easier that way.

XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 05:01 AM
And your not a ******, very few of the people that post on this board could even guess what the word navigation means, let alone be bothered to learn how to do it, so your already ahead of the curve in that area. When you 'request vector to home base' you will hear a number, set your compass heading to this number (as the gents above stated) and sooner or later your going to get very close to your home base. Make multiple requests if necessary.

XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 05:20 AM
I have a feeling your still confused. Here's a simple answer.

When you ask for a vector, lets say it 200. Now look at the lower left of the screen. You have three rows of numbers. The bottom one says HDG, which stands for "heading". It's the same as vector. Turn your plane until it says 200. Stay on that heading (vector), and you will head for the home base.

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XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 05:53 AM
You take two of the vectors and then you take the cross product, that will give you the area of the parallelgram spanned by the two vectors. Easy isnt it?

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XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 06:00 AM
BuzzU wrote:
- I have a feeling your still confused. Here's a
- simple answer.
-
- When you ask for a vector, lets say it 200. Now
- look at the lower left of the screen. You have three
- rows of numbers. The bottom one says HDG, which
- stands for "heading". It's the same as vector. Turn
- your plane until it says 200. Stay on that heading
- (vector), and you will head for the home base.
-
-
- Da Buzz


Hm, maybe you should add that ground control gives out vectors only in 30 degree steps. Therefore, if you are a long way form your base, you should ask for a vector more often than once, or you will miss the base altogether.

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XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 06:54 AM
thanks chums. I finally understand this weird stuff. learn something new every day

XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 08:12 AM
brtnstrns wrote:
- thanks chums. I finally understand this weird stuff.
- learn something new every day
-

It might be handy if you do a quick drawing of a compass rose, with the headings and N, E, S, W, and keep that paper next to your keyboard. It'll help you until you know it by heart.

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XyZspineZyX
07-18-2003, 06:57 AM
how come when i ask for a vector i get no reply? do you have to be the flight leader for the ground controller to answer your request?

XyZspineZyX
07-18-2003, 12:53 PM
Its really simple, vectors reprisent the 360 degree's of a circle, and are marked on youre compass as such, 0 beeing north, 90 beeing east, 180 south, 270 west, so when you are given a vector to follow you simply turn to that direction, and if youre still confused just turn till the number pops up in the compass (remember that you have to add a zero to the displayed number in the compass to read it correctly).

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XyZspineZyX
07-18-2003, 01:18 PM
What really sucks is how the ground control will gladly spew vector information offline but online, forget it. I think online only works if your the leader.

stubby

XyZspineZyX
07-18-2003, 01:26 PM
Might help to turn map icons on and then you can compare the direction your heading with your hdg indicator that Buzz described.

Many times they are giving you the heading to the next waypoint. (the lines on the map show waypoints).

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