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Old 07-08-2016, 05:58 PM
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Lionclaw Lionclaw is offline
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Default Sticky VC Compass

I bought a used PAI 700 compass from another member and it seems to have a sticky spot in the 30-90 degree range. If I turn very slowly and shake it a bit it will sometimes make it through that range, otherwise it will rotate backwards to the correct heading going the long-way-round.

Does anyone know if these things can be overhauled? Any other ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:04 PM
cardinalflier cardinalflier is offline
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I cured a VC compass of the same problem by disassembling the compass and cleaning the inside. The compass had just enough junk inside to hinder free movement.
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