ENGINEER LENSATIC COMPASS MANUAL PDF

A compass is a floating magnetic needle that always points toward a magnetic north pole. Use a compass to explore, navigate, map terrain and travel around the world. According to United States Army Corps of Engineers, the engineer compass is also called a lensatic compass. Use the engineer compass to find the direction by lining up the compass with an object. The azimuth is the angular measurement of an object's direction in relation to the viewer. Use the engineer compass to measure the azimuth to take a bearing or direction.

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There are so many different kinds of compasses, it can be hard to keep up. Navigation has taken on many forms over the years. Here at Brunton, we manufacture a variety of different compasses for varying needs in the field. A lensatic compass is just one of the many navigational tools we have built. A lensatic compass is often referred to as a military compass, and is typically used by the U. The lensatic compass is comprised of different parts compared to a baseplate compass.

The base is the compass dial, bezel, and the thumb loop—the thumb loop is used for stability to garner a more accurate reading. While some elements of the navigation process are similar to using a baseplate compass, there are also slight differences—including how you hold a lensatic compass. If you are interested in trying your hand at navigation with a lensatic compass, check out our Brunton Compass , and follow along with this video:.

What is a Lensatic Compass? How to Use a Lensatic Compass While some elements of the navigation process are similar to using a baseplate compass, there are also slight differences—including how you hold a lensatic compass. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Pinterest.

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There are so many different kinds of compasses, it can be hard to keep up. Navigation has taken on many forms over the years. Here at Brunton, we manufacture a variety of different compasses for varying needs in the field. A lensatic compass is just one of the many navigational tools we have built. A lensatic compass is often referred to as a military compass, and is typically used by the U. The lensatic compass is comprised of different parts compared to a baseplate compass. The base is the compass dial, bezel, and the thumb loop—the thumb loop is used for stability to garner a more accurate reading.

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