whiskey compass mount location

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whiskey compass mount location

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:30 pm

I'm wondering where people are finding good locations for their magnetic compass mounts?
I'm definately going to install one as a backup for the Enigma unit.
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Whiskey compass

Postby Roger » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:58 pm

Dave:
I probably did things a little different then most people will do, but I bought a vertical display mag compass and am going to mount it in the panel just like a DG. I figure that way I don't have to have a DG and I know that it won't be quite as quick as a DG but with my level of experience, I'm not to worried about that. I only have a elec. T&B, so I don't think the elec. field will interfer with it. Just a thought.
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Re: Whiskey compass

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:38 pm

Roger wrote:Dave:
I probably did things a little different then most people will do, but I bought a vertical display mag compass and am going to mount it in the panel just like a DG. I figure that way I don't have to have a DG and I know that it won't be quite as quick as a DG but with my level of experience, I'm not to worried about that. I only have a elec. T&B, so I don't think the elec. field will interfer with it. Just a thought.
Roger


Yeah, those dry vertical magnetics are great, I have one in the center of the panel, right above a mechanical bank and slip/skid indicator to back up all the solid state stuff in the Enigma.

I just like a whiskey compass in any plane, so to start, will probably put a pedestal mounted one right on the center top of the panel if it will work there.
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Strange thoughts - not yet plans

Postby KevinC » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:28 pm

I have been thinking of putting a support through the middle of the windshield a la vintage Cessna 172.  The reason is not so much that I had an old skyhawk and loved it but that the supplied windshield material bows in during flight.  I've been thinking about trying to fab a mount for a compass on this center support as well.  FWIW.  Comments, please?  I'm still a ways off.

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