Tagged: aviation, e6b, flight computer, flight training, flight training words printed in the 50 page instruction manual that came with my E6B. The E6B flight computer, nicknamed the “whiz wheel” or “prayer wheel”, is a form of circular Manual E6Bs/CRP-1s remain popular with some users and in some environments rather than the electronic ones because they are lighter, smaller. ASA-E6B-CIRC . Your ASA E6-B Circular Flight Computer has two main parts: a circular slide . Your Approved Flight Manual lists fuel capacity in U.S. gallons.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rotate the inner circle so the “10” tutorixl opposite the “10” on the outer scale, and note that all the numbers around both circles are identical. Look at the “NAUT” index arrow on the outer scale to determine 87 kt. Cockpits were illuminated this way at night. Many just called it the “Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer”, one of its original markings.

Use your flight computer to solve these practice problems answers are located below. Once the wheel is positioned to represent a certain fixed ratio for example, pounds of fuel per hour cimputer, the rest of the wheel can be consulted clight utilize that same ratio in a problem for example, how many pounds of fuel for a 2.

The nice thing about the mechanical E6B for these types of problems is that ee6b does not have to be rotated again to calculate different legs if the ground speed is unchanged.


Because the process for finding TAS and Density Altitude is the same, I have combined these two tasks into one example.

How To Use A Manual E6B Flight Computer

The ease of use of electronic calculators means typical flight training literature [1] does not cover the use of calculators or computers at all. This is the way it has always been taught. Check out our Products. Scale Values The numbers on the outer and inner scales represent multiples of 10 of the values shown. If your ground speed isthen call Guiness, speed racer. In this example you will get about 6 degrees. How long will it take to fly nm at a groundspeed of kts? Again watch order of magnitude and apply logic as necessary.

The grid is visible through the transparent part of the wheel. You can either round your answer up or down 9. On the side margins of the card are mileage scales for sectional charts. Before you start a leg time problem, you must first ask yourself: The Private Pilots License Course: If you fast forward five hours from the time I first read that quote you get this: The C scale is known as the time scale.

Align the grid so the center grommet is over one of the heavy lines. These flight computers are used during flight planning on the ground before takeoff to aid in calculating fuel burn, wind correction, time en route, and other items.

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Did this article help you? It only works in whole units for minutes. Thus you may use tjtorial for textbook exercises, but when flying, think magnetic. The designation “E-6B” was officially marked on the device only for a couple of years.


If you okay, Can I Capture your post and your picture for studying? That would match the graphic and also would be less confusing since you are trying to find your groundspeed using the true airspeed as input.

How To Use A Manual E6B Flight Computer | Clayviation

Read you groundspeed off of the pointer. Its time to put them to work! Thank you very much! Our airspeed, like we calculated above, is kts. If you pencil mark falls to the left of the centerline, subtract the value from your True Course to get your True Heading. Modern E6Bs are essentially copies of the original s design anyway!

Just like on the flight computer, the ring is aligned with the air temperature and the pressure altitude, allowing the true airspeed TAS to be read at the needle.

Read ground speed under the grommet. If you need a refresher, read about how to…. Place TC under True Index.

It is well designed to assist you in solving the planing and navigating problems associated with flying. Thanks for letting us know.