Brunton transit compasses: instruction manual (15 pages). Compass Brunton ECLIPSE Instruction Manual. Brunton compasses: instruction manual . Manuals and User Guides for Brunton ECLIPSE We have 2 Brunton ECLIPSE manuals available for free PDF download: Instruction Manual. The Brunton Eclipse combines all the tools you need for easy navigation. This unit offers three separate clinometer systems and much more. -.

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Suunto The Suunto has an adjustment screw on the back, and a supplied tool on the lanyard.

Magnetic Declination – Brunton ECLIPSE Instruction Manual [Page 7]

Then, with the slop in the sighting mirror detent discussed earlier I flop it mannual to its lowest spot in that range. Without moving the compass, we verify accuracy by looking from above. I then adjusted it for declination. Also See for Eclipse Instruction manual – 49 pages. But, I like this compass, so I am not ready to give up yet.

Brunton ECLIPSE Manuals

July 17, Comments 0 How-To Articles. We will do that later. The result is that needle function is both fast and smooth.

Their strengths and weaknesses are my opinion and based on how I use things. The Suunto has an adjustment screw on the back, and a supplied tool on the lanyard.


This is yet another nit pick on the Brunton. Also, carefully re-read the instruction manual to gain a full understanding of Eclipse applications.

Brunton 8099 Eclipse Sighting Compass

Again, we have both a line on the sighting mirror and a line opposite the capsule for proper alignment. The Brunton has no luminous features. To me, that is very important if you are trying to route plan on a table, which more than likely has metal in it, and can mess your bearings without you ever knowing.


Keeping the clear base stationary on the map, 5. There are two extremely simple ways for dealing with it, but is beyond the intention of this article.

I am not extremely happy about that, manyal at least mmanual is a method that works.

Still, I think you should do what you can to keep chemical and oils off your compass, but sometimes you just need to know what your stuff can do. Those pre-sets are quite laid back. The sighting mirror needs to be as low as possible to the compass.

But, there is brunotn and there is no way around discussing it. First, are the 1 degree increments on the bezel. In the field, it is possible to compare the map to the actual terrain.

You then have to get it past the detent to open it all the way for map work. However, I think manufacturers have become wise to this, manua modifying their products accordingly. You must be logged in to post a comment. First, is the scales and markings on the baseplate. That is the most resolution you are going to be able to buy in this style compass.

In order to compensate for this, the south needle is generally weighted although I have seen mass removed from the north needle. The first, smaller one allows you to do non-sighted and sighted bearings.


First, the dampening is crazy fast! The small cover is a neat idea. The Suunto utilized a global needle. The Benchmade Bushcrafter May 23, Grasp black azimuth ring in one hand, and the vial in the other figure 6.

Got it, continue to print. Both the bearing and back bearing can be read at the same time, in the same location, just by looking at the different scales. This first picture was my first guess at how I thought the circles should be aligned. We are about to find out: I am quite disappointed in the usability of this compass under these conditions.

Brunton ECLIPSE 8099 Manuals

Add on top of that bugs, sweat, rain and fatigue, and no thanks! I always feel like the map has moved. Therefore, I think it is important to be able to use your navigation tools in the darkness. We know where we are and where we want to go. However, if you using the declination adjustable feature of this compass, that will not work because that line will no longer be north and south. I am not extremely happy about it, and it leaves the possibility for error in use still.

Guessing seems to go against the idea of a super accurate compass.