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Brunton transit compasses: instruction manual (15 pages). Compass Brunton ECLIPSE Instruction Manual. Brunton compasses: instruction manual . Manuals and User Guides for Brunton ECLIPSE We have 2 Brunton ECLIPSE manuals available for free PDF download: Instruction Manual. The Brunton Eclipse combines all the tools you need for easy navigation. This unit offers three separate clinometer systems and much more. -.

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In order to get to your end point, you now hold the compass at belly level, box the needle in the doghouse, and walk your bearing picking landmarks of course.

That is the most resolution you are going to be able to buy in this style compass. The Brunton is adjustable too, and even easier! I guess I will just let the photo speak for itself.


There is also a scale on back for the adjustment set to zero in this photo. If you own one, play with it! The small cover is a neat idea. Most compasses require a shot of light to activate the charge the glow thingies. Then, with the slop in the sighting mirror detent discussed earlier I flop it down to its lowest spot in that range. If that is true, then my time writing all this was well spent!

One of the drawbacks of a sighting compass is having to open and close it all the time just to use it. The Suunto has an adjustment screw on the back, and a supplied tool on the lanyard. Page 7 The topo-map is now aligned with true north.

Place rubber shoe back on compass.

That is a lot of talking for just a little bit of work. Instead, here is what I found that did work. Second, since the magnet and needle operate semi-separately it allows the user to get very ,anual with their level hold and still get accurate readings.

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It is important to note that the mirror has a line that is meant to line up with the forward and rearward index line.

This is where it really gets interesting. Next, you mamual the mirror to look down upon the capsule, doghouse and north arrow to make everything line up and read your bearing. I mean in your house, during the day, but with no lights on. In the field, it is possible to compare the map to the actual terrain.

Brunton ECLIPSE 8099 Instruction Manual: Magnetic Declination

We know where we are and where we want to go. Viewed from above, you can see that I was wrong. In this aspect, the Brunton brrunton not fare so well.

Pictured is the Sunnto M-3G with global needle. I am not extremely happy about that, but at least it is a method that works.

Bottom line, is that I would have no problem trying to navigate with this compass at night. So, Beunton had to underexpose a photo to simulate what the eye sees.

I figured this could be used to tweak exact alignment. This is where my real heartburn with the Brunton begins. Not to mention that the metal clips make the upper half of the board unusable because of its effects on the bearings.

Very neat and fast concept. Page 30 Figura At eye-level and arms length, position the compass on its side with the clinometer scale reference card 1 facing you and down. I am assuming they mean detents for the sighting mirror to stop at. Still, I think you should do what you can to keep chemical and oils off your compass, but sometimes you just need to know what your stuff can do. At first, I thought it was not as big of an issue as I was making it because the orienteering circle has a line, which is all the way across the capsule, and inside.

The second cover gives you access to the clear baseplate, meridian lines and scales for working with a map. With the Suunto, we had a bunch of lines to just make parallel, and we solved this issue. I guess at that point your circles have been aligned, bezel has been rotated, and now you are not going to move it.


Brunton Eclipse 8099 Instruction Manual

Both the forward and rearward index lines illuminate. Place a “point” at a starting position and an “X” at a destination. Suunto The Suunto has an adjustment screw on the back, and a supplied tool on the lanyard.

Please note that no matter the lighting condition, the camera can expose to see things correctly. I think many owners of this compass do not even realize that there is a potentially HUGE error with this compass. First thing to note here is that the bearing is read on the maual side of the capsule. In this low setting you can achieve and accurate alignment that is correct when viewed from above.

Position compass at eye level and sight through This is a popular method because it is possible to compare the map to the actual terrain. I am mnual even talking really low light. The blue Printed on the bottom of the vial, the adjustable blue orienting circle is used in bearing and orienting circle and the graduated dial rotate with the rotating azimuth ring.

In fact, due to the silk screening of the north arrow, orienteering arrow and the black rubber baseplate cover, sighted bearing is even moderately low light conditions are almost impossible.

You must be logged in to post a comment. The Brunton utilizes a disc magnet, which are notorious for their speed. But, there is another and there is no way around discussing it. I then adjusted it for declination. An interesting side note is that military style lensatic compasses can not even use this method because of the lack of the protractor.