Repeating Compasses

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FROM time to time paragraphs appear in the Press on the subject of compasses in aircraft. They usually take the form of a complaint of the inaccuracy of magnetic compasses in general, followed by praise of some invention which is said to surmount all difficulties. The new instrument is often improperly described as a 'gyro-compass'. It is not the purpose of this article to advertise or condemn any of these inventions, but to enable the reader to see in proper perspective the claims which they contain.

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MAY, W. Repeating Compasses. Nature 156, 593–594 (1945). https://doi.org/10.1038/156593a0

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