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hdjuey
06-21-2007, 03:16 PM
I have a cutaway drawing book on wwii aircraft, it shows a master compass near the tail section, on alot of aircraft, what it for and how dose the pilot recieve the information from it thank for any info

Crash_Moses
06-21-2007, 06:40 PM
Do they look like this?

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/10Berlin.jpg

As you stated, that is the master compass. It's linked to the Master Compass Indicator in the cockpit. For navigation...something I wish was modeled better in IL-2. Hopefully in BOB.

S!

hdjuey
06-21-2007, 06:48 PM
so it was electricaly transmitted

Crash_Moses
06-21-2007, 06:52 PM
I think some were electric and some were hydraulic. Depended on the plane.

If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will be along shortly to correct me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

BaldieJr
06-21-2007, 07:07 PM
Why in the tail? To get away from the cast iron engine?

Crash_Moses
06-21-2007, 07:12 PM
I'm thinking they wanted it as close to the center of gravity as possible.

Although distancing it from any strong magnetic field makes sense too.