Flying a VOR radial

Hello IFC!

So, I am trying to work out how to fly a specific radial inbound/outbound to a VOR. Firstly, can I just confirm that inbound is when you fly toward the VOR and outbound is when you fly away from the VOR?

So, if I want to fly the 176 radial inbound to my VOR this is what I have done to attempt it

  1. Tuned the VOR to NAV1
  2. Selected my course CRS1 to 176°
  3. Selected my source to NAV1
  4. Pressed NAV mode
    The airplane simply flies a heading of 176 away from the VOR which is to my North.

I am obviously doing something wrong but what?

I searched but I didn’t find what I was looking for

Thanks

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My thinking is that NAV mode probably is designed to automatically fly outbound radials, and that you have it reversed. Try setting the CRS to 356 and see what happens.

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Okay, will do

Ah great, it worked! Thanks buddy!

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When inbound to a VOR, you add 180 to the radial to get your couse of flying from the Eastern half(0 to 108°), while from the west you subtract 180 to get your course.

Outbound from the VOR, you just use the radial as your course. In this case, you add 180 + 176 to get 356 since you’re heading to the radial from the South East, but upon crossing the radial, you would assume the 356 radial.

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