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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Anymouse, Aug 12, 2018 at 7:56 PM.
Asking for a friend...
Tell you friend that my friend says it’s personal preference and that my friend doesn’t gaf how your friend does it.
Santa sets it for South up... my friend says.
Most folks set track up and the deranged who set north up. Then there are the folk who don't know how to change the display and just adapt to chance.
There’s more than a few of us.
I mean them. There’s more than a few of them.
Yer friend is a curious little bastid isn’t he?
Track up is better for moving map navigation
I'm a North up kind of guy.
I use both...the EFIS is track up, and the iFly GPS is north up. I set the EFIS' range to 35 nm or so for the big picture, and set the other tighter in...helps with the position reports near an airport.
That's like asking if high wings or low wings are better
North up . . .track up is for the poor unwashed Dilberts who have an insufficient intuitive grasp of spatial relations.
North up is easier for me but ill switchbetween the two with ease.
Sometimes North really is up and it just doesn't matter.
I always use North up my co-pilot uses track up. Go figure.
On the 430, North Up only. On the iPad/Foreflight, I've come around to track up during at least the enroute portions of flight.
Depends. Are you departing from a conveyor belt?
I am one half of a married two-pilot (but one plane) household, on which this is a point of staunch disagreement.
It has led to some interesting....... discussions.
You can answer your own question, with a question, do you want to be able to read what is on the charts?
Only amateur navigators set Track up, no good logical reason in aviation / navigation.
I use track up on the 430.
Ah...I like that argument. Whoever doesn't agree with what I do is an amateur. Got it. You win.
Most times I keep the sectional right side up. Once in a while I turn it so it matches the ground.
North up on the tablet, track up on the MFD.
Crosswind/headwind on the PFD, vector on the MFD.
High wing in the morning, low wing in the evening.
Since approach uses north up on their scopes, it’s really best to keep north up in the aircraft. Helps with vectoring.
North up, the earth is not moving, you are, track up is backwards.
How does it help?
It seems to me that pilots with a grasp of how things work use North Up. I have noticed that a lot of younger pilots who grew up on tech will use Track Up.
Personally, I use Track Up on the 430W and North Up on the iPad moving map.
White wine with fish, Red with meat.
Whatever do you do when the data on screen is properly oriented for reading regardless of map orientation.
I stopped noticing what other guys do a long time ago. Stopped worrying about what other people thought long before that... I use track up for flying and North up for planning... on this airplane. It varies for me depending on which avionics I’m parked behind.
Here's what I do (in my car too):
If heading to a specific destination - track up.
If I'm just practicing or sightseeing with no particular destination - North up.
430 - track up
496 and ipad - north up
at this point.....what difference does it make?
With track up it's harder to read the words ...
The Earth isn't moving? Who keeps spewing the crap about the Earth spinning once per 24 hours, tilting (seasons), and orbiting the moon once per year?
I suppose it's flat too.
I don't always fly North. Track up.