compass heading


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compass heading

[′käm·pəs ‚hed·iŋ]
(navigation)
Heading relative to compass north.
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* As you maintain the compass heading, you also maintain your altitude by throttle adjustments or gentle fore or aft stick movements to the centered stick.
With augmented reality technology, infantry troops would be able to garner navigational information such as compass headings, Johnson said.
This allow accurate calculation of the compass heading (yaw) when the device is not held flat.
[check] When you start to trail an animal, mark your location on the map and note the time and compass heading. Keep track of major changes in direction and how long you are trailing.
Each of those "words" overlaps its appropriate compass heading. Eight of the 10 interlocking words contain at least two principal compass headings (N, E, S, W) each.
Estimated wind speeds and directions were combined with measured air speed to calculate the continually changing compass heading for a great circle route from Newfoundland to a point on the coast of Ireland.
Signs on or of land and signs at sea or in the heavens are used for the same purpose as the compass heading, i.e.
Finally, it is constructed on a simple, planar projection which maintained a constant spacing for lines of latitude and longitude, ignoring the sphericity of the Earth, rather than on a mathematically complex projection such as the Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator (1512-94) first published in 1569, which allowed any compass heading to be represented as a straight line.
Walking, posturing, and station keeping (walking a straight line along a compass heading) were demonstrated both partially and fully submerged.
"I am told it is a matter of just taking a compass heading and holding the joy-stick.
The data consists of altitude, air speed, compass heading and other information related to an aircraft's operation and movement.
The "to" will be your heading away from your starting position, and "from" will be the original compass heading. Every time you change a direction, make a note of it.