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#1 BeePee_PL

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:27

Hello everyone!
This is the continuation of this topic. There U can find the early beta version of my simple bombsight calculator program. Here(link out-of-date, download below) is the newest version. Feel free to download and try it. I still didn't manage to make it "Always on top" application. This feature is new to me and I just didn't figure out yet how to do this. If someone has any suggestions please post them here.

This program was wrote in Java. After downloading simply double click it and it should run.

There are two tabs - "Wind" and "Speed/Height". With first you can calculate the wind which you put in bombsight "wind circle". First, set plane heading in left slider, then the direction from which wind is blowing. On the bottom there will be rotation direction (left or right) and number of degrees to set on "wind circle". Left means rotate couterclockwise, right - clockwise.

Example:
Aircraft is heading 220
Wind is blowing from 160
Set left slider to 220 and right slider to 160. On the bottom will be: value 60 and left in green. That means that you should rotate "wind circle" counterclockwise to set 60 on the top. That's it, no calculations required.

On the second tab you can convert speed from mph to km/h and m/s; and height from feet to meters. There is also little field on the bottom where you can set your target altitude in feet, which will substract from the total value of meters.

If anyone have any questions please post them here. When new version will come I'll update this topic.

P.S.
I'd like to thank SYN_Flashman for his level bombing guide. Whithout it I would never done this little program.


EDIT 28.12.2010
I haven't got much time to work on my program because of Christmas but i've manage to implement "always on top" feature, well… sort of. It works only with RoF's fullscreen mode switched to OFF. I'm aware that not all of U will like it but it works. When U set in RoF your display's native res, then RoF looks basically like in fullscreen mode.

Here's short clip which shows how it works and how to set everything. I hope U will have more luck in bombing runs, i've missed my target this time :oops: … Have fun.


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#2 SYN_Flashman

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 15:07

Hey Beepee, thats really good! The wind direction works well and makes things much easier for the flyer (i have compared it to the other methods and they all concur).

The second tab is also great with conversions for both speed and height. Also note the windspeed calculation (conversion of mph into m/s) on the speed tab. Should a mission designed wish to use mph for his windspeed in his brief you can convert it back to m/s here.

Also people should note that you can make fine adjustments to the arrows with the mouse wheel.

note for Beepee: currently the height arrow does not move when you rotate the mouse wheel, though the figures do change. Hopefully you can work out how to make it an 'on top' application if possible, however alt-tabbing out to use this (unless you have two screens) still makes it a very worthwhile tool.


I will be updating the Bombsight guide shortly and will include this tool and a link to this thread.
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#3 Riemann73

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 15:13

Great job Beepee.
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#4 BeePee_PL

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 15:39

Realy glad you like it :D

note for Beepee: currently the height arrow does not move when you rotate the mouse wheel, though the figures do change.
Can you check it ones again? The hight slider has range from 0 to 10 000 so there is alot of small "steps" for arrow to move. Maybe you just don't see it's moving? Try to rotate mouse wheel a bit more.

Does anyone know how to upload a file directly to the forum?

EDIT
Ok, figured it out. Forum doesn't allow *.jar files.

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#5 SYN_Flashman

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 15:42

Realy glad you like it :D

note for Beepee: currently the height arrow does not move when you rotate the mouse wheel, though the figures do change.
Can you check it ones again? The hight slider has range from 0 to 10 000 so there is alot of small "steps" for arrow to move. Maybe you just don't see it's moving? Try to rotate mouse wheel a bit more.

Does anyone know how to upload a file directly to the forum?

No your right, it does work. It goes in little jerks.
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#6 O_catarM

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 17:11

How do you open this thing? I can't get it to run it wants to be open in my Nokia OVI suite or winrar but nothing happens after I double click it
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#7 HotTom

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 17:25

VERY handy!

Thank you!

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#8 BeePee_PL

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 18:59

How do you open this thing?
You need to install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from this site. Then you should be able to run java programs (*.jar) with double click.

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#9 SYN_Flashman

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 20:32

This is probably a dumb question, but is there a way of running java stuff on an Andriod phone? Would be cool to be able to run this on my phone so as not to alt-tab.

Not quite historically accurate though! I imagine they used iphones back then…..
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#10 BeePee_PL

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 20:50

I was thinking about it too :) This whole program is't realy historically accurate :D
Currently I'm working on some visualization of the bombsight setting process. After this I'll try to convert it to Android compatible. Be patient ;)

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#11 JoeCrow

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 20:55

Great little gadget!

Thanks.
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#12 SYN_Flashman

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 11:27

Hi BeePee,

I have added details of this program to the new version of my bombsight guide with links to this thread and your Youtube video.

Cheers!

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#13 GeezerGamer

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 17:34

There may be a more elegant way to do this, but when I control / alt / delete and the window for selection pops up I also get the bottom bar showing with open applications on it. I then slide the pop up window down until just the top edge shows, which means the bottom bar is still showing with a tab for ROF and a tab for the Bombing Calculator. At that point I don't need to control alt delete, I just can click back and forth between the tabs at the bottom bar and can bounce back and forth quickly

I'm running XP again may be a setting that leaves the bottom bar up,
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#14 hq_Overmax

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 13:32

Nice tool!
Does it stay on top of RoF by default? And how do you know the height over sea level of the factory?
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#15 SYN_Flashman

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 13:44

Nice tool!
Does it stay on top of RoF by default? And how do you know the height over sea level of the factory?

For the target height we have to rely on the mission makers to give it to us in the brief as currently there is no height information shown on the maps. They can get this from the mission makers tools

An approximate method is to look at your altimeter when on the ground at your airfield and use that height as it will at least give you an indication of the local areas height above sea level.
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#16 BeePee_PL

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 15:33

Nice tool!
Does it stay on top of RoF by default? And how do you know the height over sea level of the factory?

Yes, the "Always on top" option is ON by default. But as I wrote in first post this feature works only with RoF's fullscreen option set to OFF. Or as GeezerGamer suggests with alt+ctrl+del (I haven't check it).

Another method to check target height is to land your plane in the place of a target before your mission and check its height on altimeter.

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#17 Relix

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 22:08

Hey BeePee any luck with an android compatible version?
I tried it with an emulator on my galaxy tablet but no joy
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#18 sc1949

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 05:06

Hi BeePee, Great utility, But… some of us born closer to WW1 than current Afghan conflict have a bit of eye trouble. Any chance Version 1.0 could have expandable fonts for easier viewing. Thanks for your tool.
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#19 Winston60

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 23:33

This is an excellent utility! My only wish would be a bigger font and getting it to run always on top in fullscreen mode.
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#20 GUIGNOL

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 18:28

Hello BeePee before all thank you for this program which works very well. :S!:
One drawback is that the window is very small but for eyes.
If you have a solution I'm interested.
Happy New Year and good flight. ;)
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#21 hairypaulsack

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:00

Can I have the source code to make this bigger for myself only? I can't believe how small and tiny it is.. very hard to read. otherwise awesome


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#22 FourSpeed

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 19:38

Can I have the source code to make this bigger for myself only? I can't believe how small and tiny it is.. very hard to read. otherwise awesome

 

I hope you realize you're dredging up a thread that was last replied to ... half a decade ago...  ;)

I'm not sure anyone is even using this that I'm aware of, but GL.

 

 

Cheers,

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#23 J5_Klugermann

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 20:36

Can I have the source code to make this bigger for myself only? I can't believe how small and tiny it is.. 

 

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#24 =HillBilly=

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 21:34

[V.I.A.G.R.A] 

LOL  VIAGRA doesn't make it bigger, it makes last longer. :D


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#25 BraveSirRobin

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 21:44

I'd like to congratulate Ice for winning the "who is the forum viagra expert" pool!
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#26 =HillBilly=

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 21:58

I'd like to congratulate Ice for winning the "who is the forum viagra expert" pool!

I'm sure he has plenty of experience. 


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#27 BraveSirRobin

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 22:04

Perhaps, but he's not sharing his expertise on the forum...
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#28 =HillBilly=

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 22:09

Perhaps, but he's not sharing his expertise on the forum...

But you are.


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#29 TheBlackFalcon

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 15:03

Very nice tool...  Too bad ROF has no way to add such software as a "plugin" to the interface...


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#30 TheBlackFalcon

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 15:11

For those of you that would like the latest Java JRE, the site posted on this forum appears to be out of date.

 

The latest version of the software can be found here...  https://www.java.com/en/download/


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