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Old 08-10-2018, 04:21 PM
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I Velcroed a compass to my glairshield and as soon as the inspection was over, I sent to Doug for hisn next project.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by rvmv View Post
Would like to hear where those with tip ups put their compass. Thanks

My Whiskey is on the panel. At the time of certification it was the only directional indicator I had. My DAR required it. Everything on the panel hurts this wet thing of the last century. However, flying Day VFR x-country the wet compass is pretty stable. Calibrate it (crazy deviation though) and the instrument will work as advertised. Once I had a bright kid in the right seat I demanded his iPhone off for 20 min. During those 20 minutes he was aviating using wet compass. Was very proud to see the aircraft only 1/2 mile off the track CJ may confirm.

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Old 08-10-2018, 07:31 PM
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When I started my instrument rating my instructor pointed out that in a glass cockpit, with a total electrical failure a whiskey compass will still work. If you don’t have one because you were technically correct about the rules, that will be small comfort. We equip our planes to our own risk tolerance. I tend towards the overcautious ‘cause, hey, I know I can screw up and I know stuff happens.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:40 PM
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Let's see, I have tow separate Dynons with separate magnetometers, backup batteries, backup alternator, Garmin 496 with it's own battery, iPad and iPhone. I'll risk flying with no wet compass.
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