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#1 2012-Mar-28 7:54 am

sabwjz
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Registered: 2012-Mar-05
Posts: 4

Trackup vs. north up

I there any way to have the chart display with track up vs. having north at the top of the display?

Thanks

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#2 2012-Mar-28 9:45 am

enyaw
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Registered: 2011-Oct-29
Posts: 10

Re: Trackup vs. north up

Select LOCK SCREEN from the menu, and rotate the display?

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#3 2012-Apr-30 5:16 pm

naval8viator
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Registered: 2012-Apr-30
Posts: 2

Re: Trackup vs. north up

enyaw wrote:

Select LOCK SCREEN from the menu, and rotate the display?

I'd love to see someone rotate a permanent mount...

Last edited by naval8viator (2012-Apr-30 5:18 pm)

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#4 2012-May-01 6:42 am

pseizinger
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Registered: 2012-Jan-06
Posts: 64

Re: Trackup vs. north up

naval8viator wrote:
enyaw wrote:

Select LOCK SCREEN from the menu, and rotate the display?

I'd love to see someone rotate a permanent mount...


Ask and ye shall receive: http://www.mygoflight.com/galaxy-tab-kneeboard-sport/

The question of having the chart display track up vs north up has been an ongoing discussion in just about every moving map forum. If you’re using a digital (non-scanned) chart that’s really no problem – moving map providers have been doing it for years. But if you’re using a scanned chart, then using it in a track up orientation becomes a problem because those charts are printed in a north up orientation.

If you happen to be going south then that means the chart is upside down and you can’t read the writing on the chart (I know I can’t) unless you lock the screen and rotate the tablet – in which case why not just lock the screen and just rotate the tablet from the start.

We were taught to fly using our paper charts in a north up orientation…this was a non issue when I went electronic.

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#5 2012-Jul-02 4:41 pm

brewski
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Registered: 2011-Jul-25
Posts: 29

Re: Trackup vs. north up

I agree with what you are saying, and understand the complexity, but yes, growing up with a paper chart...I always rotated the chart so my route was up.

North up is certainly do-able, but at times takes some thinking.

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