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    Re: Island in the sky
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2014 Dec 17, 10:35 -0800

    Bruce,

    Looks like a Bendix MK IV . Similar to an A-7 but with a more complex averager.

    http://amhistory.si.edu/navigation/object.cfm?recordnumber=451519

     

    Skip to minute 41:00 of the YouTube "Island In The Sky" movie part 1 to see the Octant in action. Why was the navigator making observations through the plex when he could have stepped out side. No need to use the averager from the stability of land either.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lHs1SvAvIY

     

    Greg Rudzinski

       
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