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Tim's Air Navigation Simulator

posted Jan 29, 2000

Thanks to Tim Carlson for creating this program.

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How to use the simulator

Mouse Controls
Click/Drag on the Map

Move the airplane, the transmitters, or change the wind vector (if in wind mode)

Click the Buttons

Change the vector (OBS) for the instrument (except the RMI, DG)

Keyboard Controls
Up & Down Arrows

Increase or decrease the airplane speed (60-300 kt)

Left and Right Arrows

Increase or decrease turn rate (deg/sec)

Space Bar

Instantly set the turn rate to zero


Reposition transmitters to original positions – useful if you’ve moved them off the map


Toggle radials on & off (dark colors = from side of VORs, light colors = TO side of VORs)

1 or 2

Switch instrument 1 or 2 between VOR, HSI, ADF, RMI, DG, or Text


Toggle Wind mode (shown in status line) – when in wind mode you can click/drag on the map to change the wind vector


Pause the animation (wind and airplane motion) – you can still rotate the instruments and drag the plane


Trace – start/stop a trail of dots showing the airplane’s path


Hide – stop/start displaying the airplane and trace


Lost – randomly reposition the airplane on the map – most useful when the plane is hidden


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