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Asked by: Ralf E. Dieckmann
Subject: Gyrocompasses
Question: The device identified as a gyrocompass on your site, is not a gyrocompass but most likely a directional
gyroscope. As you know, a gyrocompass indicates true north. A directional gyro has to be continually
reset or it may be electonically slaved to a flux gate compass which indicates magnetic north.

Respectfully submitted,

Ralf E. Dieckmann
Date: 5 October 2004
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