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    Artificial horizons
    From: Bill Arden
    Date: 2003 Jul 10, 23:34 EDT
    This thread has gotten me to thinking ...

    The best thing about a liquid artificial horizon is that it is gravitationally driven to be flat and level, but it suffers from breezes.

    The best thing about a mirror artificial horizon is that it's permanently flat, but it's hard to make it level.

    Has anybody tried floating a mirror on a liquid bath? You could glue it to a piece of styrofoam, and if it were only slightly smaller than the pan it's floating in, there wouldn't be much room for wind to disturb the liquid.

    I haven't tried it (this is just a gedanken experiment) - has anybody else?

    Regards,
    Bill Arden
       
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