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[aprssig] New APRS virtual reality Idea!

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Thu Sep 20 22:03:29 UTC 2007


And those look even sillier bolted to your hat!  =]

Back when I was working on a paintball player tracking system I found a 
fairly cheap electromechanical compass, but it has a limited slew rate 
and doesn't tolerate a lot of tilt.

Scott
N1VG

Earl Needham wrote:
> At 01:28 PM 9/20/2007, Scott Miller wrote:
>> I discussed this idea with a friend the other day, in the context of 
>> the Army's Land Warrior system.  The biggest problem I see is in 
>> reliably determining the direction you're facing.  A fast, accurate 
>> electronic compass that can tolerate a lot of tilt in two axes is NOT 
>> cheap.  Last time I checked Honeywell had those for about $400.
> 
>         Actually, that IS cheap.  Try pricing an MA-1 for a KC-130F or 
> an ASN-50 for an A-6!
> 
>         7 3
>         Earl
> 
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