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    Re: Bubble Sextant
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2008 Aug 19, 20:44 -0700

    When I  bought my MA-1 on ebay about two years ago a I paid about
    On Aug 19, 12:29�pm, "Gary J. LaPook"  wrote:
    > I have to correct my perevious post, the sextant available on ebay was
    > misidentified as an MA-2 bubble sextant but looking at the picture
    > clearly shows that it is the much rarer and desirable MA-1 pendulous
    > mirror type. You can see that there is no bubble chamber that would be
    > mounted on top of an MA-2. Look at :
    > �http://home.earthlink.net/%7Es543t-24dst/airnav/index.html
    > to see for yourself. This is a desirable sextant bcause there is no bubble 
    chamber so this eliminates the common problem of the bubble chamber losing 
    its fluid and becoming useless. It is also desirable because you get a clear 
    line to use for the reference point rather than the less precise middle of 
    the bubble.
    > Ebay link:
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/Kollsman-Handheld-Aircraft-Sextant-Bubble-Type-19...
    > gl
    > glap...@pacbell.net wrote:
    > >There is an MA-2 for sale on ebay now and these don't come along
    > >often. The MA-2 was the penultimate developement of the handheld
    > >bubble sextant. It is the Kollsman periscopic sextant without the
    > >periscope and it has the same averager. See here for more
    > >information: �http://home.earthlink.net/%7Es543t-24dst/airnav/index.html
    > >Ebay link:
    > >http://cgi.ebay.com/Kollsman-Handheld-Aircraft-Sextant-Bubble-Type-19...
    > >gl
    > >On Jul 10, 6:54 pm, "Gary J. LaPook"  wrote:
    > >>My fravorite is my MA-1 which isn't a bubble sextant but a pendulous
    > >>mirror type and my second favorite is the MA-2 with a bubble. If you
    > >>want a light, simple sextant get a Bendix A-7, it is the lightest bubble
    > >>sextant I have.
    > >>gl
    > >>glap...@pacbell.net wrote:
    > >>>Here is a link to a site with discriptions of many types of bubble
    > >>>sextants:
    > >>>http://home.earthlink.net/%7Es543t-24dst/airnav/index.html
    > >>>gl
    > >>>On Jul 5, 3:19 am, glap...@pacbell.net wrote:
    > >>>>You should also check the files section of the Yahoo sextant group for
    > >>>>more information on sextants.
    > >>>>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sextants/files/
    > >>>>gl
    > >>>>On Jul 3, 5:14 pm, bubi352  wrote:
    > >>>>>I am new to this group and new to celestial navigation. I currently
    > >>>>>work as an airline pilot and fly extensively over water at night. I
    > >>>>>have developed a keen interest in determining my position the old
    > >>>>>fashion way.
    > >>>>>Could someone tell me which bubble sextant I should buy?
    > >>>>>What should I be looking on a bubble sextant?
    > >>>>>Where can I buy one?
    > >>>>>Thank you in advance.
    > >>>>>Bubi
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