The direction scanner may be the most important tool a pirate can use to find ships in a system. Well, maybe every pirate but this one. I read on the forums that a good pirate can scan out a ship in less than 30 seconds. Well, not me! Somewhere in my brain there seems to be a mental block from 180 degrees and less with that scanner.
I have read posts, blogs, and guides about the scanner. I have flown with pilots that use the scanner with ease and find targets quickly. I seem to have a mental block for that skill.
Lately, I have spent a lot of time reading the post: Learning to Use the Scanner and the guide: Grismar's Scanning Guide, two well written articles on using the directional scanner. I have also spent a lot of time in my home systems practicing. I still seem to have trouble locating that target so I can warp in for the lock. I have narrowed ships down to a belt, moon, or planet I believe they are at but, on warp in, I find nothing. The important 5 percent scan eludes me to this day.
I guess this post today is part rant and part a subconscious cry for help. I will keep practicing and not give up. I'm sure it’s not a permanent mental block.