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Old 12-09-2018, 12:21 AM   #21
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What's the mag dec in PG?
I found a copy of ONC H-7 dated 1994 which shows 1-2 degrees for the area the DCS PG map centers on. Doesn't state what the drift is, though, not sure what it is today.

EDIT: This chart indicates that the current (is) magnetic declination for the Persian Gulf is more or less bang on 2 Degrees East.

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Old 12-11-2018, 12:52 PM   #22
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Please do. I do not know why real airplane would not have radar same reference as HUD.



You are thinking about United States. Russia ATC and GCI gives headings in true. This is historically accurate. System was designed for airplanes like MiG-29. What DCS does not do is changeover to magnetic reference in cases where nation would use it.

Yes I was thinking in North American and European terms... Didnt know the Russians would give ATC headings in True...

Here is the answer about Magnetic and True in the Hornet... I was puzzled by the fac that our HSI and HUD is in Magnetic and our Radar in True, which seems totally not practical. I asked Vincent 'Jell-o' Aiello from the great 'Fighter Pilot Podcast' and here is his textual answer:

Regarding your question:

1) everything in the aircraft is in magnetic, unless true is selected on the MPCD and I believe that only effects the HSI and HUD.

2) all AIC calls are also in magnetic.

Bottom line, we almost never use true headings except when going between charts and actual heading, which we almost never do anymore.

Thanks to Jell-o for answering this for us!
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:02 PM   #23
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Or at high latitudes, but that doesn't apply in DCS. Thanks for confirming!
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:15 PM   #24
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yes of course, that disctinction about high latitude is a real life thing that doesnt apply at all, unless one day we do have a high arctic map !!!!!
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:16 PM   #25
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or Antartica?
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