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    Re: Trying to reach Bill Morris (NZ)
    From: Jean-Philippe Planas
    Date: 2009 Nov 1, 22:59 -0800
    Hi Bill,
    I think Bill Morris is currently travelling overseas.
    In a MkIXA you can insert  two  1.5 V batteries directly in the right handle for night use.
    The transformer and chord provided with the sextant were designed to reduce the aircraft power source of 28V DC to 3 V DC which is the necessary voltage to lit up the 2 bulbs. Without completely modifying it you cannot get a 3V DC output from a, say, 220 V AC source.
    As for your bubble issue, if you are able to get it desappear altogether, you should be able to reduce its size at will.
    If it keeps a too large size when you try to make it smaller and therefore you are not able to make it desappear, then you most likely will have to refill the bubble assembly.

    --- On Sun, 11/1/09, Bill Cope <staffnav@comcast.net> wrote:

    From: Bill Cope <staffnav@comcast.net>
    Subject: [NavList 10383] Trying to reach Bill Morris (NZ)
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Sunday, November 1, 2009, 2:17 PM

    I tried to reach you at engineer@net.nz but that failed.
    I found and bought a Mk 9A and have a couple of questions.
    The cord that plugged into the case's receptacle (when the case was fitted to the prepared spot in the Lanc the mounts made contact with the aircrafts 24V system) has several breaks in the outside cloth wire cover.  The insulation seems to be almost non-existant and I'm positive it would short out.  There is a hole in the insert to permit the removal of a screw & washer to handle 'other voltages'??    There is also a battery of Dutch manufacture but it is flat and there are no notations of voltage.  I have spare bulbs but there are no indications of voltage etc.  I'm sure you will have already solved the problem of providing light for night use?
    The only other problem I see is making the bubble smaller.
    I hope this finds you - - I'm starting to run out of time!!!

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