A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2021 Jun 22, 09:48 -0700
TR Proven you wrote: Where can I find the instructions for using the Chart Board?
Which particular chart board did you mean? There must be several types available. If you mean the RAF/RN Bigsworth Board (invented by the chap the famous ‘Biggles’ is named after) then the following might be useful:
Unless you want them as a collectors item, I don’t think you need any instructions to use the board itself. Just play around with it and see what happens. So long as you set it up so north on the chart (true, mag, or grid) corresponds to north on the protractor, all should be well.
I’m not sure what the auxiliary pointer was for. Maybe you could use it for whatever you wanted: wind direction; where the carrier was last was; the direction the enemy might be expected; whatever.
If there was never a movie where Oliver Hardy tucked a napkin under his chin and ate his in-flight meal from one, there should have been - the Foreign Legion one maybe, before they realised there was no pilot. DaveP