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In a remote indicating compass system the amount of deviation caused by aircraft magnetism and electrical circuits may be minimised by:

A: using a vertically mounted gyroscope instead of a horizontally mounted one.

B: mounting the flux valve in the cockpit.

C: positioning the gyroscope in the centre of the aircraft.

D: mounting the detector unit (flux valve) in the wingtip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer: D

Astronomic precession:

A: causes an apparent wander on the axis of the directional gyro to the right in the southern hemisphere
B: causes an apparent wander on the axis of the directional gyro to the left in the southern hemisphere
C: is zero at the North pole
D: is zero at the South pole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer: B