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(   5"  /  12.5  cm  Diameter  )

Model » E6-B «                              Made in Korea  (1992)

The Main Chapters of the Manual are ...

1st picture = CALCULATOR SIDE of the Flight Computer:
The  CALCULATOR  of the computer consists of a special circular
slide rule with 10..100 scales for multiplication and division.
The associated third scale is calibrated in hours and minutes.

 o Time, Speed and Distance Problems
 o Fuel Consumption Problems
 o Conversions
   - Nautical to Statute Miles
   - U.S. Gallons to Imperial Gallons
   - Quantity / Weight Conversions
 o Using the Altitute and Speed Correction Windows
 o True Airspeed and Density Altitude
 o Converting Mach Number to True Airspeed
 o True Altitude
 o Feed Per Mile vs. Feed Per Minute
 o Off-Course Problems
 o The Crosswind Table

The rectangular (1st) SLIDER-SIDE has Quick Reference Materials:

 o Nautical WAC & SEC ;  Statute WAC & SEC Miles  
 o Off-Course Correction
 o Flight Plan Information
 o Special Equipment Suffix
 o Wind Component Grid
 o Crosswind Correction

2nd picture = WIND SIDE of the Flight Computer:
The WIND SIDE of the computer consists of a rotating azimuth and
a rectangular grid ( 2nd SLIDER-SIDE ),  that slides up and down
through the azimuth.  The  AZIMUTH CIRCLE  rotates freely and is
graduated into 360°.  The transparent portion is frosted so that
it can be written on with a pencil.

The  Flight Computer  is made of  aluminum  and  came in a  soft-
plastic case  with a (40 pages) instruction book.

Some associated "Hardware" & "Software" ...
Every Flight School recomments learning the B6-B ...

The "modern" ( 1998 )  » Rod Machado's Private Pilote Handbook «
refer to this  » ASA E6-B «  Flight Computer of 1992. The author
emphasizes ( chapter 14, p.N35 ):

   "Patented by Lieutenant Phillip Dalton on June 30th, 1936,
    the E6-B has become one of the most familiar items in all
    of aviation ( E6-B was probably a military designation ).
    You might be wondering why I recommend learning to use a
    mechanical flight computer when there are so many wonderful
    electronic computers on the market. There are two reasons.
    First, it's important that you understand the principles
    behind the calculations, and the E6-B shows the facts in a
    way electronic computers can't. Second, you can always get
    a usable calculation from an E6-B. No dead batteries, bad
    circuit boards, inoperative LCDs, or other electronic
                    Historical Remarks ...
© C.HAMANN   04/08/13