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By looking at the compass, the top inner arrow is the direction the car is heading, but what is the significant of the outer arrow?? (Can't seem to get info in user manual.)
 

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bertzuni said:
The outer arrow should be pointing to magnetic North at all times.
Thanks, I originally thought it was NORTH compared to the direction I was going, but sometimes, it appears to me NOT North. Just what is "magnetic north"? What is the purpose of showing that?
 

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North?

For a good explanation of this see the following link,

http://www.geolab.nrcan.gc.ca/geomag/e_magdec.html

Most people have no need to understand it, but as a member of the US Army it is quite important to me.

Just passing on a little FYI, (Learn Something New Every day)

Aloha & Mahalo

Mele Kalikimaka

Nick
 
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