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What's this?
« on: July 26, 2011, 13:12:02 »

What's the circular thing on the window.

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VirtualSkipper

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Re: What's this?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 13:19:18 »

It's a clear view screen. During a storm at sea, the disc spins at a high rate, flinging the water out to the edges and providing a clear field of vision. And it means that no one has to go out on deck to replace wiper blades during the storm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_view_screen
« Last Edit: July 26, 2011, 13:26:46 by VirtualSkipper »
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Re: What's this?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 13:28:37 »

VS has said it all. On ships we call it the 'Clear View Screen'. In the centre is a high speed motor on to which the glass disc is attached. Pretty effective when heavy rain is hitting the porthole glass and the traditional wipers cannot cope up. A close up picture below.

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VirtualSkipper

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Re: What's this?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 13:30:44 »

You can also see it on this tram here.



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Re: What's this?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 13:35:27 »

ok
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