Self-Precessing Gyrocompass

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Self-Precessing Gyrocompass
Type Sensory Aid
Tech Level TL–9
Cost Cr1,100
Size 8 liters
Weight 3 kg
Handheld Gyrocompass
Type Sensory Aid
Tech Level TL–12
Cost Cr2,000
Size 1 liter
Weight 0.5 kg

A Self-Precessing Gyrocompass is a necessary improvement in navigational equipment for other worlds. It used both on survey vehicles and in hand-held models. The gyrocompass does not need a magnetic field to operate and sets itself automatically.

When a landing party stops on the surface of the world, the air/raft gyrocompass senses the world's rotational motion and sets itself. This process takes about half an hour, during which time the party should not move the air/raft. All personal gyrocompasses are precessed along with the main one.

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