[WWI] Roland D.VI wing mounted compass

Steve Cox steve at oldglebe.freeserve.co.uk
Mon Jan 10 17:12:46 EST 2005


on 10/1/05 5:43 am, ernest thomas at reason108 at hotmail.com wrote:

> G says....
>>> According to the Datafile it is a compass. (page 30)
> 
> While it might not be a bad place to put a compass, what I'm looking at
> can't be a compass. It's an instrument with the face is 90* to the horizon.
> A compass has to be level.

And where exactly in an aircraft is level for more than a few seconds at a
time?

> And it doesn't look like G's asci sketch of what
> a compass would look like mounted to be viwed from 90* to it's axis.
> However, the pictures G sent off list clearly show an instrument monted
> there so I know how to deal with it on the model.
> But now I'm wondering what instrument would be mounted there? A fuel gauge
> would make sense is it had a tank in the top wing. A tach could be put there
> but why? The panel would be easier. It's not important for my purposes, just
> curious.
> Any thoughts from the learned group?
> E.
> 
> 

regards
Steve
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