Watch Bezel with E6B... Useable or Too Small? [Archive] - Glock Talk


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01-29-2004, 09:05
Saw one of these in an ad. Anyone ever use one? Is it handy or too small to be functional?

01-29-2004, 13:18
After 22 years of flying, I still don't know how to use an E6B. I can't imagine trying to use one that's on a watch. It just seems WAY too small to me.

01-31-2004, 10:40
Just for grins, I would love to seea decent "For Dummies" type of instruction for the EB-6. I carry one in my flight bag, y'know, non-electronic backup, but still do not have much of a clue how to use it.

Any suggestions?

01-31-2004, 13:12

Read the book. Go through the exercises. Either that or you could go down to the airstrip and pay a CFI $30 to train you.

Mn. Fly Boy
01-31-2004, 14:51
Hey! I grew up on one of these when I started flying back in 1967. As a student pilot my instructor made me work all sorts of problems on a dual x-country flight. Time, speed, distance, true air speed the whole shooting match. I also used one for both my private, commerical and instrument written exams. I think I carried one most of my flying career but never had to use it. As far as having a wrist watch with a E-6-B on it I would say it's a waist of money. Get a real one from Jeppsen and a good watch. Mn. Fly Boy

02-06-2004, 07:16
The Citzen navihawk is a great travel watch. I only use the rotating dial to solve currency conversion problems; not flying ones. I also carry a regular EA-6B and very seldom use it either.

Hank Bodmer
02-06-2004, 08:39
GPS's do all that the old computer did much better and faster!;c

Medpilot 2
02-07-2004, 14:45
I own a Citizen Navihawk. I only wear it when I'm flying. It's nice to have something to switch between the timezones. As far as the E6B goes, I don't really use that function. Most simple math can just be done in your head, or just pull out a calculator.

02-10-2004, 10:36
Distance over Time or D over T = Groundspeed over Index or Gs over index. I wrote this formula on the sleeve. Its good for 90% of the things you need to do with your E6B. John

02-10-2004, 11:06
Does the Navihawk have tritum lit hands?

02-10-2004, 12:46
I wore a Wingman (the precursor to the Navihawk) and used the e6b regularly. It's big enough to use in a helicopter, so I'm sure an airplane would be no problem. A lot less vibration ;f