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sorry for the ignorant question, but when we play DCS, wich Bearings are we using? i assume everytime someones says "turn 190" its talking about magnetic right?

 

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sorry for the ignorant question, but when we play DCS, wich Bearings are we using? i assume everytime someones says "turn 190" its talking about magnetic right?

 

In real life (at least in the USA) every communicated heading or bearing is magnetic except for written weather reports, unless specified otherwise.

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True heading is 40, magnetic (almost) 30 deg. The magnetic deviation in Nevada is 12 deg hence the difference.

 

 

And 6 deg East in Caucus map.

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Runway 03 at Nellis is on 029 Magnetic but the encoders at ED/DCS have programmed the wrong numbers to reflect the True Heading (041) instead of Magnetic Heading. If this were corrected, our compass when aligned on runway centerline should read just left of 030 on the compass. The standby compass or wet compass (whiskey) compass as it's sometimes referred to would naturally be a little off as the aircraft has metallic fields within the airframe that throw off proper readings. Most aircraft have Magnetic Deviation Cards to tell pilots what headings are off and by how much. Almost all runways are numbered to be withing 5 degrees left or right of the heading to aid pilots in landing...I say almost all.

 

Here is the data for Nellis...scroll down to the runway data.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/KLSV

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