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Terrapin
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I am sure this has been beat like a UFC fighter in the past. Yet I am having issues with getting accurate waypoints. Three seperate caches I have tried to calculate with an app on Iphone have come up wrong on geochecker.

http://coord.info/GC4B8ME
ok here is the first one.
Org cords are
N 42 28.370
w 088 51.602

the info I have to work with is 1451.79 meters at 279.7 degrees

I got
n 42 28.502
w 088 52.647
(WRONG)
I am using GCtools iOS4 and iGCT for Iphone 4s

Is there a program or app I can get to give me the right answer?
 
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gkrone
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:03 am Reply with quote Back to top

FizzyCalc hasn't let me down yet, but it produces almost the same coordinates

N 42 28.502, W 88 52.646

The geochecker says these are also wrong. I say go for it with the coordinates you have and then check with the owner or check the coordinates with the owner and then go for it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

It's always a good idea to check in with the cache owner with puzzles. I think that they usually are helpful as long as they can see that you're making an effort. Of course every CO is different.

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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:22 am Reply with quote Back to top

Quote:
Success!

Whoohoo! Yipee! uh-huh, uh-huh! w00t! Yeah, baby!

Now, go get it!


You need to follow the entire directions for this puzzle. There are multiple steps involved and what you describe is only one step of the process.
 
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Team Deejay
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

You are misreading the puzzle. You need to to 3 consecutive waypoint projections for that one, not just the last one.

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Lacknothing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

CodeJunkie wrote:
Quote:
Success!

Whoohoo! Yipee! uh-huh, uh-huh! w00t! Yeah, baby!

Now, go get it!


You need to follow the entire directions for this puzzle. There are multiple steps involved and what you describe is only one step of the process.


When I grow up, I want to be as smart as CJ! Cool
 
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gkrone
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Lacknothing wrote:
CodeJunkie wrote:
Quote:
Success!

Whoohoo! Yipee! uh-huh, uh-huh! w00t! Yeah, baby!

Now, go get it!


You need to follow the entire directions for this puzzle. There are multiple steps involved and what you describe is only one step of the process.


When I grow up, I want to be as smart as CJ! Cool


So would I!!!

The three step projection
Quote:
From the starting coordinates travel 123 meters at a bearing of 45 degrees. From there go another 456 meters at a bearing of 165 degrees. Then wander another 789 meters at 210 degrees. Congrats! You're nowhere near the cache!


But the direct route
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The good news is that if you go 1451.79 meters at exactly 279.7 degrees you will have found your way right to it!


I started to do the three step and then I read that last line and stopped.
 
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Terrapin
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the help. When I read the last line I thought the rest was a red herring.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

and SUCCESS!!

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