Well, perhaps not a ton Olham, but several hundred pounds of books on WWI aviation to be sure. smile

To the compasses on WWI aircraft, they were notoriously unreliable. After hard maneuvers they could take in excess of 30 minutes of level flying before they would settle back down, and sometimes they didn't stop spinning randomly until after the plane was back on the ground. Many of the pilots carried small personal compasses in case they went down in unfamiliar territory yet these same pilots did not use their onboard compasses when flying, trusting rather to landmarks, sun, stars, and dead reckoning. And yes folks, they did get lost and then had to rely on God and their own luck to get unlost.

In WOFF, as in OFF, I don't tend to use the compass very much if at all when flying and navigate with the map and Eyeball 20-20.


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