Introduction

How to use RT3

Running Aground

Charts in RT3

Radar Scenarios

Center Vessel Controls

Maneuvering Traffic

Radar Rules

Training Regions Used

Simulator Operation

Tutorial

Radar Trainer 2a

Reviews

Maneuvering Target Vessels

This procedure is common to both versions, RT3 and RT2a. To maneuver a vessel means here to change its course or speed once the radar simulator is running. You can maneuver your vessel (center vessel) or any of the targets. Each target is given an ID letter which can be determined from the Identify . The center vessel is indicated with a blue letter or blue button. It is "A" to begin with, but this can be changed once the simulator is running with the Jump option.

Procedure: Click the Maneuver button at the top of the simulator controls panel, then click the vessel letter you wish to maneuver from the panel of buttons below the Identify button. This will bring up the maneuver window, where you enter your changes. It will also temporarily change the color of the target on the radar screen that you are maneuvering to red to confirm its identity.

 

To change speed, press the Change Speed button and enter the new speed. You can type it in where the cursor is blinking or use the number pad shown. Then press Do it and then Close .

To change course you have two options: either enter the new course directly by pressing the Turn to Course button or select Turn Left or Turn Right options. Enter the new values either directly where the cursor blinks, or use the number pad. The first option takes you directly to the course you enter, the second ones just alter course by the amount you enter. Then press Do it and then Close

The number pad automatically enters numbers where the cursor is activated.

You can make course and speed changes in the same maneuver if you care to, but remember the type of vessel (small, medium or large) will determine how fast the actual maneuver takes place. See vessel class.

To cancel an operation, just Close the maneuver window without pressing Do it.

Note that if you maneuver a vessel and then press Repeat, the targets revert to where they were before your maneuver and to the original courses and speeds. If you wish to keep new settings so Repeat takes you back to them, then use Set your own targets option to lock in that target scenario.

 

If you are maneuvering a large vessel and have the time factor set to 1 or other low value, then this maneuver will not take place immediately but will respond more like a real vessel of that class might do. While the vessel is still maneuvering, a red arrow head will appear next to course or speed that is changing to let you know what direction it is changing in at the moment. Also if you make such a maneuver with these settings, the CPA info will be changing as well during the maneuver.

Too change speed, press the Change Speed button and enter the new speed. You can type it in where the cursor is blinking or use the number pad shown. Then press Do it and then Close .

To change course you have two options: either enter the new course directly by pressing the Turn to Course button or select Turn Left or Turn Right options. Enter the new values either directly where the cursor blinks, or use the number pad. The first option takes you directly to the course you enter, the second ones just alter course by the amount you enter. Then press Do it and then Close

The number pad automatically enters numbers where the cursor is activated.

You can make course and speed changes in the same maneuver if you care to, but remember the type of vessel (small, medium or large) will determine how fast the actual maneuver takes place. See vessel class.

To cancel an operation, just Close the maneuver window without pressing Do it.

Note that if you maneuver a vessel and then press Repeat, the targets revert to where they were before your maneuver and to the original courses and speeds. If you wish to keep new settings so Repeat takes you back to them, then use Set your own targets option to lock in that target scenario.

If you are maneuvering a large vessel and have the time factor set to 1 or other low value, then this maneuver will not take place immediately but will respond more like a real vessel of that class might do. While the vessel is still maneuvering, a red arrow head will appear next to course or speed that is changing to let you know what direction it is changing in at the moment. Also if you make such a maneuver with these settings, the CPA info will be changing as well during the maneuver.

The procedure described here applies to all vessels in either program. In RT3 there is another way to maneuver the center vessel, and that is to use the Center Vessel Controls