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    Re: Gyroscope vs. Fluxgate compass
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Feb 1, 15:16 -0500

    I visited a startup in Mountain View a few years ago that was trying to do an 
    inertial navigator for cars. They were using the silicon accelerometers that 
    have mentioned and, IIRC, reed gyros.
    I think that differential gps will end up much cheaper than any of these. It 
    can be used to measure attitude of relatively small platforms. For course 
    heading they
    potentially have the whole boat length for a base.
    On Fri, 1 Feb 2002 11:45:03 US/PACIFIC, Chuck Taylor wrote:
    >The cost of many things technological has come down quite drastically over the
    >years.  Has anyone heard of an attempt to design/build a gyroscope suitable for
    >steering a relatively small boat for a reasonable price (maybe a few hundred US
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    "A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand."

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