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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:08 am 
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When I first got my navitimer world the AD taught me how to calculate the tip with it. I was impressed by the little party trick. Then I got into running and the miles to km conversion came in handy.

5 years later, the engineer in me got the best of me and I took it upon myself to learn how to use all the features of the slide rule in full. I ended up creating a visual guide to share with all other slide rule owners. It is really not that hard to use.

Full lesson catalog is available as an online album. Here are some previews:

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I've been posting on reddit the lessons as I go. It has been nice to have some pilots chime on their stories about the slide rule during flight school.

The complication has resonated well with me. Now that I know how to use it, I've bonded even more with the watch.

It is a work in progress. If other navitimer owners would like to contribute I would appreciate it. I want to show the different slide rule dials among navitimers. I noticed some versions of the navitimer have the complete slide rule while others have a tachymeter instead. If you have a nice camera and a navi, do let me know :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:11 am 
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Cool, well done!

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zak57 wrote:
Cool, well done!


Agreed! Really nicely done, Ernesto — very user-friendly and easy to follow. Many thanks!

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Moana43 wrote:
zak57 wrote:
Cool, well done!

Agreed! Really nicely done, Ernesto — very user-friendly and easy to follow. Many thanks!


Thanks guys! It has been fun making these. Hopefully other navi owners will find it useful as well :D
This is the last entry for now. All the basics of how to use the slide rule are now covered in the series:
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A fellow navitimer owner brought to my attention that you could also do currency conversions with the slide rule. I had to look into it :D
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This piece is truly the perfect travel companion. Currency exchange plus GMT time zone. This will certainly change the whole travel experience for me. No more guessing how much I'm spending while abroad.



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Fabulous Ernesto, what a nice series.

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truly great posts, Ernesto!
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