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general_kalle
06-18-2006, 04:04 AM
in the he111 cockpit theres a round instrument with a greendot in the middle
sometimes a red dot aperes near it

what is it for
radar???

general_kalle
06-18-2006, 04:04 AM
in the he111 cockpit theres a round instrument with a greendot in the middle
sometimes a red dot aperes near it

what is it for
radar???

MB80
06-18-2006, 04:36 AM
It shows you were the runway is, radio direction finding; just a tool for landing.

general_kalle
06-18-2006, 03:08 PM
how does it work

StG2_Schlachter
06-18-2006, 03:16 PM
Like a standard ILS with two crossing bars.

If the dot is below and right you are too high and too far left. If its to the left and above you are too low and too far right.

You don't have a distance indication so you have to keep an eye on your rate of descent and speed indicator.

FritzGryphon
06-18-2006, 03:21 PM
Imagine the central dot as the far end of the runway. The lower dot is the near end of the runway. Connect them, and you will see what the runway looks like from your angle.

Or a simpler method. The lower dot tells you which way to turn to line up with the runway. When the dots are vertically aligned, you are on the proper approach.

WWSensei
06-18-2006, 03:25 PM
Not quite like an ILS. Close though. Pics assume you are approaching the runway from the general proper landing direction.

Too far to the left:
http://www.wingwalkers.org/vault/sensei/right.jpg

Too far to the right:
http://www.wingwalkers.org/vault/sensei/left.jpg

Too low:
http://www.wingwalkers.org/vault/sensei/toolow.jpg

Too high:
http://www.wingwalkers.org/vault/sensei/toohigh.jpg

Good:
http://www.wingwalkers.org/vault/sensei/correct.jpg

RCAF_Irish_403
06-18-2006, 05:15 PM
DUDE!1!1oneoneone

That is killer...i always thought it was some sort of radar detection thingy

leitmotiv
06-19-2006, 09:29 PM
Lorenz blind landing beam! Was also used for bombing before it was jammed in summer '40. Always wondered what it looked like! Pilot WWSensei would know more about this, but, I believe, it was on all major passenger aircraft by the late '30's. Hope we have X and Y Gerate blind bombing devices for the B OF B Heinkels for the Blitz.