A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bill Morris
Date: 2019 Jan 23, 14:38 -0800
I have just written an account of the German WW II See-Kreisel-Sextant here: https://sextantbook.com/category/gyro-sextant/
I have tried to give in one paragraph a non-mathematical account of why the axis of the gyro rotor becomes vertical as it spins. I am not happy with the result and should be glad to read how members might improve upon the account without adding too much to its length or using words that the general reader might not understand. I have a spare copy of John Perry's "Spinning Tops" to reward the best attempt, of which I will be the sole judge...