A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Marty Lyons
Date: 2014 Oct 2, 10:56 -0700
Recently picked up an Astro Compass w/o base, and am learning to use it. It became apparent that a base was needed. So I made one, to use the unit in a freestanding mode. Made from a PVC 1 1/2" union and coupling, Mostly made with hand tools. A little lathe work to bore out the coupling slightly and trim some pieces. Put lead weight in base to make it stable and added the ability to mount it to a tripod I have. Not a permanent mount, but then I have no airplane to mount it in.