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Barometric Altimeter Question


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Does anybody know what the triangle on the outer ring of the barometric altimeter is? I have highlighted what I am talking about in the attached screen grab with a red circle, I can't find any info on it, Pg 53 of the manual does not have an explanation of it, in fact it does not even seem to show it. Any info would be appreciated.

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OK, I think I understand that, I am not very bright so these things take awhile to process, but whats the point of it then? Why would you need that info?

The only time I find it useful is when the QNH equals the standard pressure. Then, if you know the airport's altitude (check the F10 map :D), you can turn the altimeter knob until the arrow points to that altitude. That way you know your altitude above the airport, without getting the QFE and doing the conversion from inHg to mmHg.

Other than than, I haven't found any use for it.

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The only time I find it useful is when the QNH equals the standard pressure. Then, if you know the airport's altitude (check the F10 map :D), you can turn the altimeter knob until the arrow points to that altitude. That way you know your altitude above the airport, without getting the QFE and doing the conversion from inHg to mmHg.

Other than than, I haven't found any use for it.

 

 

Nice basic tip , thanks for sharing.

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The only time I find it useful is when the QNH equals the standard pressure. Then, if you know the airport's altitude (check the F10 map :D), you can turn the altimeter knob until the arrow points to that altitude. That way you know your altitude above the airport, without getting the QFE and doing the conversion from inHg to mmHg.

Other than than, I haven't found any use for it.

 

 

Ahhhh, good one mate, thanks man.

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