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12th Jul 2001, 08:59

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Does any one know ...............

Does any one know the conversion from miles to nautical miles?

Cody

[ 12 July 2001: Message edited by: Copter Cody ]

12th Jul 2001, 10:16

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From what I remember, a statute mile is 5,280 feet and a nautical mile is 6076 (or is it 6,080 ?) feet. (5,280/6,076 = .869). Multiply statute miles by .869 for nautical miles.

12th Jul 2001, 14:33

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Hi Cody

1 Nautical mile is = to 1.15155303 US miles, I found a really usefull converter at www.versaverter.com
, just download it and you can convert anything and everything! Best of all its free !

Hope this helps

Regards

Hover Bover

12th Jul 2001, 17:05

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Naughtical miles-is that the same as nautical mighles??

[ 12 July 2001: Message edited by: Mark Six ]

12th Jul 2001, 20:46

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Hoverbover,

Cody

13th Jul 2001, 00:00

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The following web page will give information on, and lead you to, an excellent freeware conversion program.
http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/geparker/how_to_use_c onvert.htm
web page

[ 12 July 2001: Message edited by: Dave Jackson ]

13th Jul 2001, 01:04

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inthegreen, other way round; multiply statute by 1/0.869 (=1.15) to get nautical miles.

13th Jul 2001, 08:58

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To 212Man: I've read your post a few times and re-tried the math just to make sure before I posted again, but I think I had it right. For any given distance you measure you would have more statute miles than nautical miles because statute miles are shorter. So, multiplying statute miles by 1.15 to get nautical miles would make the product higher, which is contrary to what we know about the two distances. Try it again, maybe I'm wrong. Anyway, I think the download suggestion is better and easier on the tired old noggin.

13th Jul 2001, 09:27

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212MAN
Wright numbers wrong application.

Multiply statute miles by .869 to get nautical . Multply nautical miles by 1.15 to get statute.
example : 100 nm X 1.15 = 115 sm
115 sm X .869 = 100 nm.

Further : A nautical mile is equal to 1 minute of latitude which is equal to 6080 feet while a statute mile is 5,282 feet.

13th Jul 2001, 12:14

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Cody,

Youve got mail!

Regards

Hover Bover

14th Jul 2001, 21:43

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Oh God! what an arse. It's amazing what a couple of beers and half a bottle of wine can do to your brain.

14th Jul 2001, 22:40
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Per converting nautical/statute (If 1.15 statute is not accurate enough)- One US nautical is exactly 1852 meters, same as 1.150779448023543 statute per my HP... English nautical is somewhat more. If you'd like I'll dig it out

15th Jul 2001, 02:52

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poor suckers,
just make sure you got enough fuel onboard.

16th Jul 2001, 09:35

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Boy you guys have me all confused, does anyone have the Right answer?

Cody

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