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« on: August 25, 2008, 07:50:59 PM »

Has anyone ever used a graphic calculator for ES work?  If so how good has it worked for you? 
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 09:28:29 PM »

What would you be graphing?
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 07:45:57 AM »

I can't even think of anything you would need it for.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 02:07:53 PM »

Quick conversions. 
As well as setting up programs to help with weight & balance, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 02:22:09 PM »

There are some good Excel based weight and balance applications out there that can be copied and customized for your aircraft.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 02:33:07 PM »

There are some good Excel based weight and balance applications out there that can be copied and customized for your aircraft.

And run on on a smartphone, as can many graphic calculator applications these days.

http://freewareppc.com/calculator/calculator.shtml
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008, 03:07:53 PM »

I find Hilton Software's  "Wing X" program to be an excellent  program for flight calculations.  It has a great graphical W&B application and you can download an extensive aircraft database.  There are also weather download apps, etc.
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008, 06:41:30 PM »

I can't say for missions, but I use the ASA aviation computer (electronic E6B) which works wonders for me (darn the aluminum E6B in turbulence!).

When you said graphic calculator, I was thinking like a TI-83 or TI-89.

For those of us in the math sector, TI-89 all the way!!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2008, 06:50:12 PM »

I can't say for missions, but I use the ASA aviation computer (electronic E6B) which works wonders for me (darn the aluminum E6B in turbulence!).

When you said graphic calculator, I was thinking like a TI-83 or TI-89.

For those of us in the math sector, TI-89 all the way!!!

I was so I'd have somthing I can use in the air and on the ground and I can customize it for both air & ground. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2008, 04:40:50 AM »

The point of confusion here centers around the word "graphic", which most of us have equated to "graphing". There aren't too many pilot/MO/MS computations/calculations that require the ability to generate graphs.

OTOH, if you are talking about a "programmable" calculator, that changes the picture greatly. Then, anything you are comfortable using and programming will probably get the job done. Personally, I have a TI-85 that's about 15 years olde.
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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2008, 12:56:18 AM »

Ti-85? Haven't seen one in years. Check out the Ti-89's!! They integrate and differentiate!! Hooah, now that's cool!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2008, 03:32:34 AM »

I just picked up the TI-89 it can  do lat/long computations.

edit scrath that it's a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.  I was closely looking at the TI-89 as well.
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2008, 03:39:20 AM »

I just picked up the TI-89 it can  do lat/long computations.

The GPS on my phone does those.   >:D

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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2008, 03:55:10 AM »

Yeah, but can that thing do this:


Ti-89 all the way!!
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2008, 03:56:48 AM »

Check out this bad boy:


[Tim Taylor grunts follow] >:D
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2008, 04:13:48 AM »

Ahhh!  A rip in space-time! 
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2008, 04:22:19 AM »

Say what? It's just a cowboy hat with some weird dimensions, that's all.... ;)
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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2008, 06:56:21 AM »

Ti-85? Haven't seen one in years. Check out the Ti-89's!! They integrate and differentiate!! Hooah, now that's cool!!

Eh. My TI-55 would do that.
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« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2008, 12:34:48 PM »

I just picked up the TI-89 it can  do lat/long computations.

The GPS on my phone does those.   >:D



I've been thinking about getting that for mine.  How good does it work?
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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2008, 01:33:40 PM »

I just picked up the TI-89 it can  do lat/long computations.

The GPS on my phone does those.   >:D



I've been thinking about getting that for mine.  How good does it work?

What is it and how does it work?
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« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2008, 04:59:01 PM »

MY HP48-GX did all that stuff when the TI-83/85/86/89 was just a gleam in the engineer's eye...
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