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Old 08-10-2018, 08:34 AM
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Default tip up with a wet compass?

Would like to hear where those with tip ups put their compass. Thanks
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:48 AM
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Wet compass is not required. A "magnetic direction indicator" is required. If you are installing glass instruments, that will include the required indicator. I do not have a wet compass in my plane.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:26 AM
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Before I cleaned up my panel, it was top center of the panel, to the right of where the old six pack used to reside.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:07 AM
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I guess I should have phrased the question better. If you put a wet compass on the glare shield of a tip up when it is raised it tilts the compass to close to 90 degrees? Does that hurt the compass? Thanks
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:25 AM
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I guess I should have phrased the question better. If you put a wet compass on the glare shield of a tip up when it is raised it tilts the compass to close to 90 degrees? Does that hurt the compass? Thanks
I put a cheap automotive compass I bought from walmart up there when my FAA inspector insisted even though my EFIS has a magnetic indicator.

anyway, 8 years later and its still there and I've noticed no negative effects of the tip up. but again this is a $10 walmart version not a more expensive aviation model.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:56 AM
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Mine is on the glare shield. No problem other than it vibrates a little.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:01 AM
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I guess I should have phrased the question better. If you put a wet compass on the glare shield of a tip up when it is raised it tilts the compass to close to 90 degrees? Does that hurt the compass? Thanks
I've had one of these on the glareshield of my tip up for 10 years with no issues at all:

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...2400Campus.php

The other posters are correct that it is not required. But some kind of magnetic direction indicator is.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:09 AM
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The other posters are correct that it is not required. But some kind of magnetic direction indicator is.
Only for nighttime or IFR operations. For daytime VFR nothing is required.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:08 PM
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I put a cheap automotive compass I bought from walmart up there when my FAA inspector insisted even though my EFIS has a magnetic indicator.
This just kills me...
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:51 PM
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This just kills me...
yeah....I wasn't very impressed either. It crossed my mind to argue, knowing it wasn't required; but decided it wasn't worth it and just stuck one on with the intention of taking it off, but it's still there
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