compensating magnets

compensating magnets

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Typical arrangements of compensating magnets.
Two or more magnets on a magnetic compass to correct or minimize deviation.
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What you adjust are the compensating magnets in the compass that are designed to compensate for electrical and magnetic influences of the aircraft.
There are two screws on the face of the instrument (sometimes covered by a removable plate), which move the compensating magnets. The two screws are labeled N/S and E/W.