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Crash_Moses
04-06-2006, 02:53 PM
Decided I needed a new compass rose to replace my old, torn up, hand drawn one. I remember seeing one posted here but the link is dead so I made a new one using GIMP.

Maybe I got a little carried away...maybe I didn't...but what I did do is put the reverse heading in small text around the outside to make it easier to reverse course, and I turned the numbers on the lower half around to make them easier to read.

This particular GIF is 576x582 and weighs in at about 64.2 kilobytes and prints out very nicely on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. I also have a JPG version that only runs 140kb and measures 2172x2196 pixels. Feel free to edit and post elsewhere. The compass portion I found somewhere on the net and the B-25 was on some Russian aviation site. Made the numbers myself, though. That's why they're all crooked. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif
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Note: This compass only works with the B-25. I'll release the Dauntless, Val, and Betty versions in a later patch. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/PBJCompassRosesmall.gif

S!

russ.nl
04-06-2006, 03:03 PM
Wow well done Crash_Moses it looks great thx m8 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

slipBall
04-06-2006, 03:09 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gifThank's, this is great. I also have two hand drawn 6 inch dia. but they don't look anything near as good as this one. A few year's ago when I made them, after searching in vain for a decent one on-line. they are a little yellowed now, so thank's again for my new one. That's why I made mine for reverseing
This is very handy for all pilot's, full easy, or full real http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

joeap
04-06-2006, 04:16 PM
Danke, spasiba, thanks, arigato, grazi...don't know Hungaria, Romanian or Finnish. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Crash_Moses
04-06-2006, 05:30 PM
Aw, shucks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

Glad y'all like it. For added fun, mount it on a piece of cardboard with a thumb tack and invite your friends over for a game of "spin the bomber."

S!

Crash_Moses
04-07-2006, 07:33 AM
Little bump for those that may have missed it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Bearcat99
04-07-2006, 07:52 AM
Hey thats pretty good.... I have a smaller one on my monitor.. but thats good too. The thing I like about this one is that it has the reverse angles on it too. Very nice.

VF-51-Dart
04-07-2006, 08:56 AM
Very nice Crash! Now where's the one with the real planes on it, like the Corsair or F6F? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

My current compass is getting pretty worn out, so this would be great to use. Do you have a higher res version for printing? Thanks again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Crash_Moses
04-07-2006, 10:56 AM
Roger that! Glad to finally be useful! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

(Wow...the venerable BearCat actually posted in one of my topics. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif)

I mean venerable in a nice way, of course.

Here's the hi-res version. It's only about 140kb but prints out nicer than the small one. I have a 525kb version but I hate to post that in the forums. PM me and I'll e-mail it to ya!

I had a long love affair with the Corsair and Hellcat before I discovered the PBJ and Dauntless so I think I can be coaxed into making a couple. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

S!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/PBJCompassRosebig.jpg

KG51-Edelweis
04-07-2006, 01:08 PM
Hallo Crash,
if that compass rose was available with a A6M2-21
would be very interested!
Notorious blue flyer! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://sil40.hp.infoseek.co.jp/img005.gif

Crash_Moses
04-07-2006, 02:24 PM
Roger that, Edelweis. I'm a big fan of the D3A1 myself. A6M2-21 is added to the list...

S!

major_setback
04-07-2006, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by KG51-Edelweis:
Hallo Crash,
if that compass rose was available with a A6M2-21
would be very interested!
Notorious blue flyer! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://sil40.hp.infoseek.co.jp/img005.gif

A quicky to keep you going:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/405b5c04.jpg

Edit: a better version...I Hope you don't mind me messing with the compass...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/PBJCompassRosesmall3.jpg

Crash_Moses
04-07-2006, 05:23 PM
Are you kidding? I have taxes to do this weekend! Mess away!

That looks like the same A6M2 outline I was going to use. Google images rock!

S!

M2morris
04-07-2006, 07:27 PM
Man, thats beautiful, I'm gonna try to print it right now. Thnks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

willyvic
04-07-2006, 07:54 PM
Thanx Crash. I made a copy, edited the aircraft out, and printed it. Cut it out and pasted it to a piece of cardboard. I then cut the aircraft out of the orignial one and used a bent thumbtack to pin it to the empty rose. Now I can swing the aircraft to whatever heading I am flying. Geez, I have too much time on my hands sometimes... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

WV.

Crash_Moses
04-07-2006, 08:19 PM
lol...you? I'm the geek that spent half a day trying to get all those little numbers at the right angle... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

But seriously, glad you guys like it. S!

zaelu
04-08-2006, 07:20 AM
Darn... something like this would be very useful inside game when you pop up the map. It could replace the arrow texture from the pointer.

Crash_Moses
04-08-2006, 11:16 AM
Or a popup TSR like Bombsight Table 2 that could poll the devicenet port...

Maraz_5SA
04-08-2006, 12:01 PM
Talking about navigation, here is a very nice printable E-6B flight calculator.

http://www.ben.com/flying/e6b/

Very useful for calculations of distance/speed/time, scale conversions (noutical miles/statute miles/metres), and other.

Maraz

KG51-Edelweis
04-08-2006, 03:06 PM
Hi Crash_Moses,
thankyou very much! With that shouldnâ´t get lost like yesterday while flying a G4M1! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
http://sil40.hp.infoseek.co.jp/img005.gif

Crash_Moses
04-08-2006, 03:12 PM
lol...don't thank me, thank Major Setback...I'm still working on my taxes! (well, I'm SUPPOSED to be working on my taxes...hehehehe)

Very nice calculator Maraz. Thanks for the link. I was actually going to buy one from the local pilot's shop. Now I can just make my own!

S!

Gold_Monkey
04-08-2006, 03:41 PM
Thanks Crash_Moses for your time and effort, That's gonna come in handy.

Daytraders
04-08-2006, 06:34 PM
Note: This compass only works with the B-25. I'll release the Dauntless, Val, and Betty versions in a later patch.

what do you mean, surely this compass is same for all planes or am i missing something here, and thx looks nice

Crash_Moses
04-08-2006, 10:47 PM
lol...sorry. Just my feeble attempt at tongue-in-cheek humor.

The compass does indeed work with all aircraft (except the TBF Avenger).http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Doh! Did it again...

Glad you like it. S!

madsarmy
04-09-2006, 01:09 AM
Moses

I printed out the big B25 compass & stuck it to my monitor like Bearcat has done. Now I cant see the screen. Will there be a fix for this?



Thanks for posting it will come in very handy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

major_setback
04-09-2006, 02:11 AM
Originally posted by madsarmy:
Moses

I printed out the big B25 compass & stuck it to my monitor like Bearcat has done. Now I cant see the screen. Will there be a fix for this?



Thanks for posting it will come in very handy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Your installation is wrong. It's not meant to be used as a patch! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Daytraders
04-09-2006, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by Crash_Moses:
lol...sorry. Just my feeble attempt at tongue-in-cheek humor.

The compass does indeed work with all aircraft (except the TBF Avenger).http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Doh! Did it again...

Glad you like it. S!

thx for reply im sort of new to the sim so i wanted to make sure http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Dean3238
04-09-2006, 08:20 AM
Not seeing the monitor is the least of the problems, I printed one out and faced in all directions and the arrow never moved.

Went outside and followed the arrow to see if it would keep me on course and all I did was walk in a circle.

The dang thing just doesn't work.

Will there be a patch for it???

Crash_Moses
04-09-2006, 10:50 AM
Patch will be out in two weeks...

(Oh, c'mon! What did you expect me to say?)

Dean3238
04-09-2006, 11:14 AM
Patch will be out in two weeks...

(Oh, c'mon! What did you expect me to say?)

Yeah, but will it come with some new aircraft in the center?

(Two can play at that... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dean

VF-51-Dart
04-09-2006, 12:17 PM
LOL!! Great stuff Crash. Thanks for the larger version. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Crash_Moses
04-09-2006, 02:44 PM
Yes, but AI only. HA!

Kid_kreole
04-09-2006, 05:16 PM
Crash,

Nice job! The compass really looks great! Thanks for sharing!

S! Kid Kreole

Daytraders
04-09-2006, 08:16 PM
am i missing something here what patch ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Feathered_IV
04-10-2006, 04:07 AM
Wow! This is the nicest thing anyone has ever given me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Crash_Moses
04-10-2006, 03:00 PM
Thanks!

And for those of you clamoring for it, here's the Corsair version.

Now I'm really going to work on my taxes. Honest! I swear!

S!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/CorsairCompassRose.jpg

VF-51-Dart
04-10-2006, 05:05 PM
Beauty!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

zoinks_
04-10-2006, 07:48 PM
not working when upside down under water. any ideas?

Crash_Moses
04-10-2006, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by zoinks_:
not working when upside down under water. any ideas?

This is just the demo. For full functionality you'll need to purchase the deluxe laminated version printed upside down on the reverse side. Comes with a free grease pencil!

Only $99.95. I take Paypal.

Bearcat99
04-10-2006, 09:20 PM
http://x10.putfile.com/4/9922192358.jpg

My 2 cents.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

VF51_Flatspin
04-10-2006, 10:15 PM
Can I get mine on double-sided transparency?

squadldr76
04-11-2006, 08:32 AM
[QUOTE]The compass does indeed work with all aircraft (except the TBF Avenger).http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gifQUOTE]


Now, the question I have for you, being the programmer of such a wonderful device, is do I have permission to use this compass rose for other applications such as Silent Hunter III? Or would that be illegal use of said program, making me wait until the submarine version is released? 'Cause I'd really really like to use it for that as well, as opposed to waiting two weeks for the update. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Maraz_5SA
04-11-2006, 11:20 AM
Crash_Moses,

are you aware that you are illegally using copyrighted, trade-marked, patented, etc... images of US aircraft in your compass?

This will cost you many $$$$$ !!!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Maraz

shotdownski
04-11-2006, 02:03 PM
Sweet!!

Thanks, I've had a very difficult time finding a suitable compass rose graphic on the web (who would have thought?). This one's a beaut!

Crash_Moses
04-11-2006, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:

My 2 cents.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Nice! My first attempt was a color picture of a PBJ from the top down but it was just too dark and a green one would have looked too "Army".

I bet a color picture of a D3A1 would look cool though...hmmmm

Crash_Moses
04-11-2006, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by VF51_Flatspin:
Can I get mine on double-sided transparency?

Tinted or untinted? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Crash_Moses
04-11-2006, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by squadldr76:
[QUOTE]The compass does indeed work with all aircraft (except the TBF Avenger).http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gifQUOTE]


Now, the question I have for you, being the programmer of such a wonderful device, is do I have permission to use this compass rose for other applications such as Silent Hunter III? Or would that be illegal use of said program, making me wait until the submarine version is released? 'Cause I'd really really like to use it for that as well, as opposed to waiting two weeks for the update. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


ooohhhh...good idea. Hadn't thought of that.

Umm...yeah...see my post on the "deluxe laminated version" above. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Crash_Moses
04-11-2006, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by Maraz_5SA:
Crash_Moses,

are you aware that you are illegally using copyrighted, trade-marked, patented, etc... images of US aircraft in your compass?

This will cost you many $$$$$ !!!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Maraz

Yes! And I'm giving it away for free!! Muhahahahahahaha!

(Just my way of stickin' it to the Man!)