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Old 10th Jan 2015, 07:04
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In Context

Read my original post and put it context. I don't care about how you arrive at a compass swing the instrument is an inaccurate relic. Do we need to alter engine RPM and allow for changing alternator fields? Do you want to take it to that level? The fact that all these factors need to be considered confirm its unsuitability compared to modern electronics. Modern electronics cross calibrate, expending any energy on compasses is just pissing money against the wall.

Ask yourself honestly, when was the last time you actually used the compass as a primary means of navigation?

Given today's technology the avionics should self calibrate.
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