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    Re: Artificial horizon
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2005 Feb 21, 07:58 +0000

    At 19:20 20/02/2005, you wrote:
    >Just looked at their web page: $940 !
    >0.5' sensitivity. It really makes sense to
    >make one oneself:-)
    First off, the levels of the Freiberger artificial horizon are graduated in
    30 second divisions. But you can easily adjust the "levelness" to a fifth
    of this, or 6 seconds, which is the best you can hope for from most sextants.
    Second off, the Freiberger artificial horizon is a really nice piece of kit
    - but $940 is a rip-off price. I only paid a fraction of this for my
    Freiberger artificial horizon nine years ago. Perhaps they are no longer
    made and this price reflects the rarity mark up?
    But third off, a wise business man once said to me, "If all it costs is
    money, then it's cheap!" Even at $900, I think it would be pretty difficult
    to make an instrument of equivalent standard yourself for much less -
    taking into account the money to buy/make the components and the time taken
    to put the thing together.
    Geoffrey Kolbe
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