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Old 31-01-2012, 08:07   #1
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Fluxgate Compass Question

I just bought a new fluxgate compass Raymarine and when I hold it in my hand and move it or shake it something appears to be freely rolling around inside.
The compass is basically sealed and find this to be a bit unusual.
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Old 31-01-2012, 08:29   #2
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Re: Fluxgate compass question

It's suppose to 'rattle'.
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Old 31-01-2012, 10:10   #3
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Yes it will rattle if shaken, it's the gimbled fluxgate compass. I wouldn't shake it to much because you will probably damage it
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