These are planning dials that simplify the planning. Instead of a particular maneuver code there is just a column code L1-L4 / R1-R4 and icons for the 3 straight maneuvers. Your speed defines the row.
Separately are Stall and Immelmans.
The vertical maneuvers are also part of the dial.
I had my dial wheels made out of plexi-glass - they work like those in X-Wing/Attack Wing/ plus they have an additional arrow for setting the vertical portion of the maneuver - see my report "How i pimped my Check Your 6" on the Forum for pictures of the final product. You can indeed use cardboard and or such.