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    Re: need info
    From: Ronald van Riet
    Date: 2007 Oct 28, 01:53 -0700

    I agree (in part)
    
    on eBay you can get an A-12 for about 50 dollars (plus postage which
    is almost as much after the USPS has abandoned surface mail). Be
    patient: I got one at this price after having seen a dozen or so go by
    at 100 dollars. Mine has an extra bubble chamber and two spare light
    bulbs so it seems a bit of a bargain.
    
    I have also bought an A-10 and a Mk. IXA at similar prices.
    
    All three work to some degree, but they need reconditioning, as would
    most that you buy on eBay unless you are VERY lucky. Manuals for this
    are also available at eBay so I know how to spend a number of my
    evenings the coming winter.....
    
    Compare this with the 700 - 1100 euro (1000-1500 dollars) that
    Navastro charges. Garcia Aviation seems cheap (never thought I would
    say that).
    
    Please bear in mind that of the three, the A-12 is the least accurate
    at 2' compared to 1' for the others. But then, it seems a lot easier
    to operate and thus should reduce the user error, probably canceling
    out the lower accuracy.
    
    Good luck whichever way you decide to go
    
    Ronald
    
    On Oct 27, 6:33 pm, Alexandre E Eremenko 
    wrote:
    > My advise is to buy one on e-bay.
    > If it is not "ready to use", buy another one.
    > Until you get one ready to use.
    > Air sextants on e-bay are cheap as dirt.
    > Celestaire offers them at about 5-10 times the
    > average e-bay price, and you should be able to
    > get a working one from e-bay.
    > (I was lucky: the first air sextant I bought on
    > e-bay was working pretty well. This was an MkIXa),
    > and I bought is for about $60.
    >
    > Alex.
    >
    > On Sat, 27 Oct 2007, jean-philippe planas wrote:
    > > Hello,
    >
    > > You can try Navastro store in Toulouse (France) that seems to sell reconditionned A12
    > > Try this link and you to the Aviation Sextant  index :http://navastro.eu/index.html
    > > JPP
    >
    > > curte george  wrote:
    > > hello
    > > i'm looking for a while for a A-12 link bubble sextant
    > > which is ready to be used and at afordabile price.i
    > > was looking on e-bay and a lot of antique stores. in
    > > finaly i was trying celestaire but they did not have
    > > it in that time. any advice will be wealcome
    > > thank you
    >
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