View Full Version : LOST AT SEA

11-20-2004, 12:01 AM
Whenever I request a vector back to my carrier, I get a series of different headings that flies me in circles but never brings me back to the carrier. Does anyone else have this problem and does anyone know how to fix it ?

11-20-2004, 01:14 AM
A stopwatch, compass and a "Navigation for Dummies!" should fix this problem.

Seriously, never be a wing leader and follow the flight since they'll know where the carrier is. Use this time to learn to navigate.

11-20-2004, 06:17 AM
The built in vectoring system seems to give you the nearest multiple of 30 degrees, not an exact vector. You'll actually have to look out your window and make use of the Mk-I eyeball at some point if you actually want to find the carrier http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

If you find the vector is radically changed each time you ask for it, chances are you're flying large circles around your carrier. Look out the side you're turning to most often. Don't look just once and don't look just straight out the side. Look often, forward and over your shoulder. Roll inverted and look straight down.

11-20-2004, 06:33 AM
Also write down the co ordinates of where your carrier is expected to be and the vector to get there from the target BEFORE you take off so you can find your own way back.

I think the Japanese are intercepting our radio communications and giving bogus headings so beware! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-20-2004, 02:01 PM
Follow the TBF's back to the boat......

Finding the ship is a lot easier now with the visibiliy distance tweaked up since the 'patch'.

VF15, an online CFS2 (here now?) squadron has a website with some really good navigation information. I hauled out my Dad's WWII USN Mk2 Plotting board and figured it out that way, but some graph paper and a compass and a few other tools could do the job.