Earth-Inductor Compass

Technology / Aviation / Earth-Inductor Compass: One whose indications depend on the current generated in a coil revolving in the earth's magnetic field.

Iron Compass

Technology / Aviation / Iron Compass: Railroad tracks, favored by pilots of yore as a dependable aid to surface navigation before radio. MORE

Liquid Compass

Technology / Aviation / Liquid Compass: A non-electronic, calibratable compass floating in a liquid as a panel instrument: aka WET COMPASS. MORE

Magnetic Compass

Technology / Aviation / Magnetic Compass: The most common liquid-type compass, capable of calibration to compensate for magnetic influences within the aircraft. MORE

Variation (Of Compass)

Science / Tides and Currents / Variation (Of Compass): Difference between true north as determined by the Earth's axis of rotation and magnetic north as determined by the Earth's magnetism. Variation is designated as east or positive when the magnetic nee MORE

Earth-Inductor Compass

Technology / Aviation / Earth-Inductor Compass: One whose indications depend on the current generated in a coil revolving in the earth's magnetic field. MORE

Deviation (Of Compass)

Science / Tides and Currents / Deviation (Of Compass): The deflection of the needle of a magnetic compass due to masses of magnetic metal within a ship on which the compass is located. This deflection varies with different headings of the ship. The deviat MORE

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