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[ALREADY REPORTED] How do I use true and magnetic north settings


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Hello, I found the following:

 

 

when Command Heading Marker points left of the north (for example just 357°) and I'm flying right of the north (for example 003°), the Command Heading Marker goes to end of the scale. Same when Command Heading Marker points right of the north and I'm flying left of the north. Both if I select WYPT and TCN.


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I don't understand why I posted this message on the bug section and with a different title and now I found it on the general section.

 

 

The Command Heading Marker that goes to the end of the scale, is it normal?

 

 

I don't find anything on the original manual.

 

 

 

Please explain.

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"a different title"

 

 

yes, very puzzling. looks like a bug to me. maybe the mod is trying to suggest that it's something to do with a magnetic variation quirk? maybe he's being far too clever for his own good?

 

 

i haven't tested myself, but does it also happen if you follow a heading which is not north?

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i haven't tested myself, but does it also happen if you follow a heading which is not north?

 

 

Yes, I tested also with different heading, but no, it happens only when flying across 000°.

I think that it is a wrong way to calculate the deviation difference just when flying the other side of the 000° border.

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Just tested in both magnetic North and true North and get the same results you got in both. Wish I knew more about whats going on, but I can confirm what your seeing, and not entirely sure what it has to do with Mag/True heading.

 

 

Nothing changes on the HSI as you pass 000, it just seems to be an error with the carret on the heading tape


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Hey :-)

 

I'd also be very interested to hear...

1 ...if this is noticed by the devs or how they view it.

2. ...how true vs. mag north should play a role here.

 

aside from devs or moderators, does anyone else have an idea how true/mag could cause this behavior?

 

I'm the type of guy who considers DCS a sim not a game, that's why I find it important.

 

Dirty :-)

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Hey :-)

 

I'd also be very interested to hear...

1 ...if this is noticed by the devs or how they view it.

2. ...how true vs. mag north should play a role here.

 

aside from devs or moderators, does anyone else have an idea how true/mag could cause this behavior?

 

I'm the type of guy who considers DCS a sim not a game, that's why I find it important.

 

Dirty :-)

 

 

The True vs. Mag., I don't think that plays a role here. Because the Magnetic Declination at Kutaisi is +6° 50', at Sochi is +7° 2', at Tbilisi is +6° 43', and the range of the Hud Heading Scale is ±15°. So even if the calculation was done using True vs Mag. heading, the Command Heading Marker shouldn't go out of the scale!

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Had noticed a jumping heading indicator (marker on heading tape in HUD) as well last mission, pretty sure we've been flying due North on that occasion as well..

I can post a video (with timestamp) displaying this behaviour if needed, but i assume the existence of this "bug" should be recognized by now.

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