You know your a long way from home if ....
You can say you're headed North to get warm.
Let's see if I can take anything away from Dil's great sextant classes and find my way back to Curacao ... where I left my around the world adventure to fly for Miss Nellie.
Dil's headed west on quite a journey and will continue the further education of the sextant students that are following along ... I'm going to take what I've received so far and use it with an ADF to make my tracks North through the middle of South America.
The NDB path North would take me back through the Andes or along the East Coast ... zig-zag either way.
There is however a fairly straight line up the middle that has NDB coverage for the majority of the way, but also has a few "bald spots" in between signals.
That is where I'll use sextant and DR to get through the "no signal" zone ... makes for a little bit straighter path.
Said good bye to Dil in Isla Rey Jorge and made it up to the Falklands at Mount Pleasant (EGYP) :http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...l=1#post620486
Made another hop while hurricane Irene was here (real-time) and I'll post now.
Took off from Mount Pleasant last Saturday actually and hit Gobernator Castello at Viedma, Argentina (SAVV).
Straight line DR with sextant shots almost 700 NM at roughly 340 degrees.
A few screen shots and a duenna .... was able to get fixes from 3 LOP's ... the Sun, Moon and Venus until dark (last shots).
Plan was to pick up the 75 NM NDB at the airport ... but it never registered ... and it was dark and no sign of the airport as I crossed the coast.
I'm using GW3 textures and that cuts out taxiways and a lot of the lighting at airports ... (so leave sooner next time).
That gave me a chance to make use of the sextant in another way ... I would just use the LAT/LON for the airport and then let the graph tell me where the airport was relative to my position ... ah ha!
Good idea, but by the time I read the input I was right about over the airport ... good practice at least.
I had to make some heavier than normal corrections on the shots before this .... so that must have put me in closer ... glad I caught it then.
I'll try to put the screen shots in order, but the time is on them if they get mixed up.
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