View Full Version : Realistic Navigation?????

01-28-2011, 08:26 PM
Any Luftwaffe pilot flying 109 with realistic navigation on? Can you share how you use it in "Pilot Career". From the initial map briefing, all the waypoints are listed with their vector headings. So how do you use this information once you are flying as leader? How do you determine distance traveled? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

01-29-2011, 12:06 AM
Why, with physics, dear lad! In your cockpit are all the necessary tools for navigation. You have a compass/directional gyro, a clock, and your 'map.'

Distance = Time x Velocity

When put together with landmark recognition, like the shapes of lakes and forests, you should be able to adequately navigate without the use of aids on lower difficulty settings.

01-29-2011, 12:30 AM
Don't bother.. just read the briefing, study the map, route and look out your window at the land features.

01-29-2011, 04:37 AM
Yup. Until you get upgraded avionics, you're flying VFR in the luftie missions. Study the map and see where you're going, dial the directional gyro, and look at stuff on the ground to get your bearings. It's as simple as that.

01-29-2011, 07:37 AM
Thanks Boosher, K_Freddie, and Treetop64 for your input. I will put into practice what you guys recommended.

01-29-2011, 08:48 AM
You have working radio direction finder as do your airfield operations. Don't know the direction home then ask. That alone can reduce your possible positions on the map (if you know where home base is on the map) to more or less a line.