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    Compass for scooter

    Hi everyone. I have got my homemade scooter running but have noticed that its quite hard to navigate whilst operating the scooter. I think I remember ages ago seeing somebody had mounted a nice big compass to the nose of their scooter. What do you all use?

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    Re: Compass for scooter

    Suunto has some good compass for kayaking wich has been used in scooters with succes.

    Best.

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    Re: Compass for scooter

    Mounting compass on the scooter heavily depends on scooter motor magnetic shielding.
    Deviation caused by running motor can be cause of serious course error.
    Old constant voltage motors like Aquazepp can cause up to 90 deg deviation.

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    Re: Compass for scooter






    As you can see, my scooter has an arm on the front side with a mounted compass, this one is the standard "ball type" that can be easily found at nautical shops.


    It is at sight at every moment and allows a good aiming. The only drawback is that when scooter used with more than 70% power, the vibration of the scooter body makes the compass to give false readings.

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    Re: Compass for scooter

    My 3 Gavin clones are using Silva 70UN compasses, which can be bought new for less than €80.00. Please keep the compass as far away as possible from the wiring harness since the high currents through the wiring harness play hell on the magnetic field. Its not unusual to have a 30° directional variation between motor on and motor off.

    The Silva 70UN works well even at extreme degrees of tilting, which most kayaking compasses don't excell at.
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    Re: Compass for scooter

    I use a deck mounted compass. Works great and very easy to read.
    http://m.rei.com/product/752705/seat...r-deck-compass



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    Re: Compass for scooter

    Quote Originally Posted by kwinter  View Original Post
    I use a deck mounted compass. Works great and very easy to read.
    http://m.rei.com/product/752705/seat...r-deck-compass



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    More than 3 years ago I bought 3 of them via Amazon, They did not like being tilted by more than a couple of degrees. Shortly afterwards I shitcanned all 3, bought the Silvas and never looked back.

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    Re: Compass for scooter

    Im with Ken on this one. Been using mine for a few years and have had no tilt issues. But im usually not glued to it either. Its a quick reference thing. I ditched the mounting band for bungees. Works great.uploadfromtaptalk1438152608232.jpg

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    Re: Compass for scooter

    Hi AQUANOMAD,
    a bit off topic, but your scooter looks like prepared with 2 torpedo pipes and a long hose ?
    What are carrying in the pipes and are they mounted to the scooter ?

    Cheers...
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    Re: Compass for scooter

    I have (2) 72s banded to the bottom. The pvc pipes are to trim them out.

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