Re: Need help for a magnetic needle in Australia
Dave Tracewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 08 Jul 1997 09:58:51 -0700
At 08:35 AM 7/8/97 -0700, Eduardo Fischer wrote:
>A friend of me will be in Australia for a especial event that will need a
>magnetic needle, and in the infromation he received, it say he must get a
>special magnetic needle, something about a type 5.
>Do you know if this magnetic needle is special, I mean different to the
>ones we get in a store? and if it is diferent, can you help me to know
>where we can get it?
I think the "number 5" is the size of the needle. If you lay the sharp end
of the needle on a magnet, it becomes magnitized and will point towards
north if set in water. It will actually float if you are careful, makes a
great "makeshift" compass.
Forty-Niner Council - California
Scouter et' all.