compass swing

compass swing
The process of swinging and compensating a ship or aircraft compass by determining and reducing the deviation coefficients and recording the residual deviations; now done by computer.

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  • compass swinging — A procedure for calculating and correcting for the effects of an aircraft’s magnetic field on its magnetic compass. The aircraft is taken to a designated area where, with all its services that are normally on during a flight, its deviation is… …   Aviation dictionary

  • swing — [swiŋ] vi. swung, swinging [ME swingen < OE swingan, akin to Ger schwingen, to brandish < IE base * sweng , to curve, swing] 1. to sway or move backward and forward with regular movement, as a freely hanging object or a ship at anchor;… …   English World dictionary

  • Compass — This article is about the direction finding instrument used in navigation. For other uses, see Compass (disambiguation). A simple dry magnetic pocket compass …   Wikipedia

  • compass — compassable, adj. compassless, adj. /kum peuhs/, n. 1. an instrument for determining directions, as by means of a freely rotating magnetized needle that indicates magnetic north. 2. the enclosing line or limits of any area; perimeter: You can… …   Universalium

  • swing — swing1 swingable, adj. /swing/, v., swung, swinging, n., adj. v.t. 1. to cause to move to and fro, sway, or oscillate, as something suspended from above: to swing one s arms in walking. 2. to cause to move in alternate directions or in either… …   Universalium

  • swing — [c]/swɪŋ / (say swing) verb (swung or, Archaic, swang, swung, swinging) –verb (t) 1. to cause to move to and fro, sway, or oscillate, as something suspended from above: ladies swinging their parasols. 2. to cause to move in alternate directions,… …  

  • compass — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. encompass, bound, surround, define, encircle; beset, besiege; reach, accomplish, effect. n. bounds, extent, scope, area, circumference, range; gamut; needle (naut.). See direction, limit, circuit,… …   English dictionary for students

  • swing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. oscillate, sway, wag; depend, dangle; pivot, turn; informal, be hanged; slang, [wife or husband ]swap. See oscillation,punishment, impurity, sex. n. sweep, sway, oscillation; rhythm, lilt, scope,… …   English dictionary for students

  • swing — v 1. sway, oscillate, pendulate, librate; vacillate, rock, move back and forth or backward and forward, lurch, yaw; wag, wave, waver, waggle, Naut. jibe; wobble, bob, dangle, hang; seesaw, teeter totter, ebb and flow, come and go, wibble wabble;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • swing — i. An uncontrolled turn on the ground either on takeoff or, more often, on landing in a tail wheel aircraft. Also called a ground loop. ii. To turn a propeller by hand to start the engine. iii. To calibrate compass deviation by recording its… …   Aviation dictionary

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