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    Re: Averaging
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2004 Oct 7, 10:26 -0500

    Michael,
    Thank you for your message.
    I am trying to imagine how a "mechanical averaging"
    device could possibly work, on what principle.
    Can this be explained in few lines?
    Alex.
    
    On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, Michael Dorl wrote:
    
    > >
    > >(However, I imagine that this recommendation has to be modified
    > >for a navigator of a strategic bomber flying at 600 knots.
    > >I don't know much about the aerial navigation, but I suppose
    > >it had to be done by cell nav before GPS era, and if you are over an
    > >ocean).
    >
    > As I understand it, there's an added problem in a plane because the plane
    > tends to roll causing the gravity
    > vector to oscillate.  Many of the WW2 era aviation sextants have mechanical
    > averaging devices to compensate
    > for this; mine has a 1 minute averager.  One minute at 300 miles per hour =
    > 5 miles.
    >
    
    
    

       
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