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-23- In this method a peculiar condition was always noted; i.e. that no matter what direction a destroyer bore from the plane readings could only be taken one way with the "A" coil. When rotated 180° from a bearing just taken the induction noises would be too severe to hear anything on the reciprocal bearing. No mechanical difficulty was experienced with the compass coils or controls. The entire flight was made without losing a trailing wire or fish, and the tension on the skid-fin antenna was the same at Plymouth as it had been at Rockaway, no sag having developed. All insulators held up except the lead-in from the skid-fin antenna. After being rupper taped at Ponta Delgada, covering all exposed surfaces, no further leakage was experienced from when using the power transmitter. The desirability of having the operator where he could see out, or else near the Navigator, was very evident. ^[[(S) H.G. Rodd Ensign USN R.F.]]
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