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Course Setter
« on: September 05, 2013, 10:50:36 am »
On Tuesday night I took advantage of my very first Clod practice since nothing was going on in IL-2.

When I spawned in I was told how to adjust the "course setter" and DG.

I aligned the bezel with the parallel lines and N over and in line with the (magnetic ?) line beneath it.  I presume that line below with the cross-bar is pointing to magnetic North.
 
Then while lined up on the runway we had to do it again.
 
My question is "why" ?  How did it get out of sync just taxiing ?
 
Even in the YouTube following he does the same thing.
 
He starts out at setting it to 156 but then has to change it again to 100 for takeoff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQiWzjDStG8
 
If its a magnetic needle like a compass underneath the bezel pointing to North, then the bezel mounted on top should only have to be calibrated once, preferably on the runway for takeoff.
 
What am I missing or misunderstanding ?
 
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Re: Course Setter
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 01:09:33 pm »
Sneeze and it will go out of whack, but it seems that taxiing doe effect it more.  I set mine on the ground, take off and left circuit to my heading and once on the heading readjust the compass and course setter.  It will stay fairly true until you do some moderate maneuvering then you will have to reset it.

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Re: Course Setter
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 09:52:26 am »
Sneeze and it will go out of whack, but it seems that taxiing doe effect it more.  I set mine on the ground, take off and left circuit to my heading and once on the heading readjust the compass and course setter.  It will stay fairly true until you do some moderate maneuvering then you will have to reset it.

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LOL MattE, and I have an allergy  :o

Anyway, through research I find that the course setter is a P-8 compass.

Google results: https://www.google.com/search?q=P-8+compass&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7ADFA_en

A topic:

http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=23666

"Of note, be sure to lock the face of the P8 with the small handle attached... it will drift a bit if not locked down. This IS simulated."

"Yes the P-8 is not easy but it can be used. Just remember to LOCK it after setting as the ring drifts at the slightest bit of aerobatics and you can get some nasty shocks."

Apparently the "lock" is not simulated in CloD.

some more reading

http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=29878

And A2A's version of the Spitfire:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQfgNT_X2no

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