wardialer
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FMS Time Value Question

Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:14 pm

Hi,

I have been wondering on how the FMS calculates the time and I noticed in some of the pics here below that some have the time as 0838.1Z or 1952.9Z.

http://www.b737.org.uk/fmc.htm#FMC_Databases

What does the .1 mean or the .9?
Is that the number of seconds or what?

Please help.

Thanks.
 
tdscanuck
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RE: FMS Time Value Question

Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:42 am



Quoting Wardialer (Thread starter):

What does the .1 mean or the .9?

Fractions of a minute. 0.1 = 6 seconds, 0.9 = 54 seconds.

Tom.
 
wardialer
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RE: FMS Time Value Question

Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:29 am

So each point or fraction would be 5 seconds apart???

So the time is actually calculated in each 5 seconds from the FMS?
 
tdscanuck
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RE: FMS Time Value Question

Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:15 am



Quoting Wardialer (Reply 2):
So each point or fraction would be 5 seconds apart???

6 seconds. 60/10 = 6.

Tom.

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