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    Re: Interesting ebay find: Plath suncompass - ciraWWII
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2014 Sep 24, 22:11 -0700
    I had the opportunity to meet with a new member of navlist,  Ben Riecken, last Wednesday in Long Beach California where he overnighted before flying his Airbus out of LAX. We spent about 4 hours discussing the celnav he was learning to do in his airliner. He posted a video of his using an astrocompass in flight:

    gl


    From: Bill B <NoReply_BillB@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook---.net
    Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 8:56 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Interesting ebay find: Plath suncompass - ciraWWII

    On 9/24/2014 10:51 AM, Gary LaPook wrote:
    > When I first looked at the photo (and it was clear that it wasn't set
    > properly) it looked to me that the fork that holds the clock mechanism
    > was tall enough so that the clock with its dome could be turned upside
    > down for it to be used in the southern hemisphere and that would make
    > the alidade rotate  counter-clockwise.
    
    Would it not not be, by default, "upside down" if taken to the southern
    hemisphere?
    
    Apologies Gary, I could not resist. ;-)
    
    




       
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