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Old 05-08-2015, 08:26   #1
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1940 Ship compass transport

Just wondering if anyone can offer some advise on transporting a 1940s ships compass from Indonesia to Australia .
Obviously I can pack it adequately however , should I remove the the liquid etc .
I'm considering taking it with me on the flight home .I'd appreciate some experienced advise . Cheers Dave .


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Old 09-08-2015, 20:15   #2
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Re: 1940 Ship compass transport

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Old 09-08-2015, 20:44   #3
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Re: 1940 Ship compass transport

The liquid supports the card. It also acts as a shock absorber. Make sure the fasteners around the ring and the drain plug are tight so the lower air pressures of flying don't cause it to leak. The ancient storms that compass went thru are probably more bouncing than any handling you're going to do.
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Thanks for the advise .cheers Dave .


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Re: 1940 Ship compass transport

Be aware that the cargo hold might not be pressuried and at 30,000ft any dissolved air in the compass fluid will "boil" out leaving a bubble in the fluid when you next see it.

The aircraft cabin is normally pressuried to the equivalent of 8,000ft but they might not let you take as cabin baggage.

However some cargo holds are pressuried so it might pay to check with your chosen airline.
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Re: 1940 Ship compass transport

Take it as carry on.
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1940 Ship compass transport

If it would fit in a Pelican case there should no problem in the cargo hold. I have a case for our dive computers. They are hermetically sealed. A valve on the side needs to be opened to equalize pressure. Just follow the directions.

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