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    Re: recommendation for slide rule ?
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2009 May 20, 20:51 -0700

    Here is a link where you can download the manual for the K&E 4080
    http://www.mccoys-kecatalogs.com/KEManuals/4080-3_1948/4080-3_1948.htm
    
    gl
    
    On May 20, 8:10�pm, Gary LaPook  wrote:
    > No advantage with two sliderules.
    >
    > Don't be intimidated by all the scales on these rules, most are LogLog
    > scales that have no connection with celnav calculations. The important
    > scales are simply the D, S, and ST scale for small angles.
    >
    > gl
    >
    > Greg Rudzinski wrote:
    > > Gary,
    >
    > > � � �It does appear as you have illustrated that the K&E 4080 has
    > > multiple advantages over the Pickett. Are there benefits to working
    > > with two slide rules together so that products can be transfered from
    > > one to the other and back again? If so then what types pair best?
    >
    > > Greg
    >
    > > On May 20, 4:05 pm, Gary LaPook  wrote:
    >
    > >> I like the K&E better than the Pickett because the S scale is adjacent
    > >> to the D scale and the markings are more legible. Compare the yellow
    > >> Pickett with the white K&E and also see my previous post.
    >
    > >> gl
    >
    > >> Greg Rudzinski wrote:
    >
    > >>> Gary,
    >
    > >>> � � �You have succeeded in getting me interested in slide rules. I
    > >>> have never owned or used one but after some internet research I see
    > >>> that they have been to the moon and back. Now I will have to get one!
    > >>> So far I am leaning toward the purchase of a Pickett N3-ES which is of
    > >>> aluminum construction. The slide rule could very well be the pinnacle
    > >>> of low tech achievement. Right there with the mechanical chronometer.
    >
    > >>> Greg
    >
    > >>> On May 17, 6:21 pm, glap...{at}PACBELL.NET wrote:
    >
    > >>>> I like the K&E 4080 because the trig scales are marked in degrees and
    > >>>> minutes so use the same units as other methods of celnav. The 4081 is
    > >>>> almost identical except the scales are marked in degrees and tenths of
    > >>>> degrees. Take your pick.
    > >>>> PS. they are things of beauty.
    >
    > >>>> gl
    >
    > >>>> On May 16, 10:16 am, corallina  wrote:
    >
    > >>>>> Awhile back some pdf files were posted containing a bygrave
    > >>>>> type computer. �I believe it was the original poster did a
    > >>>>> comparison using his keuffel and esser 4080 slide rule against
    > >>>>> the bygrave and perhaps a calculator.
    >
    > >>>>> Now I am interested in trying a slide rule. �It would seem that
    > >>>>> ebay has the most to offer and I have checked prices for
    > >>>>> the one mentioned above. � At this time I am only interested in
    > >>>>> using the slide rule for sight reduction.
    >
    > >>>>> Being rather ignorant of slide rules I would appreciate if there are
    > >>>>> other models that the list would recommend giving me a few
    > >>>>> more options before purchase.
    >
    > >>>>> Thank you.
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