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. A Pilots Guide on How to use the E6B Flight Computer by lriccc in Types > Instruction manuals. E6B Flight Computer Instructions. Instructions for the E6B Flight Computer. ASA’s E6-B features a wind component grid and comprehensive crosswind correction.

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E6B – Wikipedia

The ease of use of electronic calculators means compuetr flight training literature [1] does not cover the use of calculators or computers at all. 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. In the air, e6 flight computer can be used to calculate ground speed, estimated fuel burn and updated estimated time of arrival.

And the batteries are still ticking, huh? A typical calculation done by this wheel answers the question: Because the process for finding TAS and Density Altitude is the same, I have combined these two tasks into one example. The tool provided for calculation of the True Air Filght on the front side and Time-Speed calculations in relation to the altitude on the backside. These new technologies can draw the results of the calculation and mark wind correction components and speeds.

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The first, or top, box is the sequence of information required for filing a flight plan. Notice that our pencil mark has moved around some. The weather briefer told us that the wind is from degrees at 20 kts.


Tell me what you fly with — do you prefer a manual or electronic flight computer? If your mark falls to the right add the value.

A simple conversion shows that minutes is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Use flignt flight computer to solve these practice problems answers are located below. Unfortunately, the E6B will not return an answer in minutes and seconds.

How To Use A Manual E6B Flight Computer

It is also where you will read all variables except time. Knowing that we plan to burn 9 gallons per hour, we can determine how long you can fly as follows:.

Or browse all our options in our online store. The arcs represent the wind velocity in knots.

These scales are named and highlighted below:. Rotate the inner circle so the “10” is opposite the “10” on the outer scale, and note that all the numbers around both circles are identical.

Manusl can determine the wind correction as follows hint: It was helpful for me. Rather than outline each one, I have made a collage of sorts to highlight a couple:.

The wheel on the back of the calculator is used for calculating the effects of wind on cruise flight. Landing in this situation is like having a kt.

Com;uter, I have an electronic version of the E6B on my phone, but I find it to be quicker to xomputer the wheel on my trusty metal version than to open an app, find the function I want and type in the values. 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.


The first tick mark to the right of “10” may represent It provides a way to input and reference data with pointers kind of like the buttons on a calculator.

How fast are we going? It allows you to work with minutes and hours or do anything in base Then a pencil mark is made just above the hole, at a distance representing the wind speed D away from the hole. Find the leg time on either Floght B for minutes Scale C for hours.

The changes included moving the “10” mark to the top instead of the original “60”. While doing magnetic heading problems, you should visualize yourself flying each problem, e.

The front side is used for everything else. However, when we adjust for a wind that has some component coming from the side, our heading must be adjusted to keep the same ground track to your destination. The center metal piece that slides up and down and makes up the majority of the computer labeled 5 is only used with the back side. Complete the problem by use of the formulas. The rate pointer will point to your ground speed.

The A scale the outermost circlethe B scale the middle circleand C scale the inner circle. The cardboard models except when becoming wet will outlast the metal versions for most people, and will not develop the “free wheel” even after years of use.