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 Post subject: Compass Revisited
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:39 am 
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When I mounted the compass on my AI's cockpit hatch, I failed to take into account the fact that the hatch is not mounted in the center of the hull - it's offset to the left by about 1-1/2 inches. So, in addition to having less accuracy when using the compass for a heading, my left leg bottoms out on the compass head when using the Mirage Drive.

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I plan to move the compass over by an inch or so. In the meantime, I thought I should mention this so anyone else contemplating mounting their compass on the hatch can take this offset into account.


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 Post subject: Bulkhead compass
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:19 am 
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I installed my compasses on the bulkhead forward of the foot wells on my TI.
I used Ritchie bulkhead compasses with white cards. The compasses have the lighting option using 12VDC LEDs, tho' I didn't wire them up.
They are quite far from my eyes, but with the white cards...they work well. I also don't have to look down to see my heading.


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 Post subject: Re: Compass Revisited
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:00 pm 
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To save changing pages on my Elite4-DSI chart-plotter, I wear a cheap diving wrist-mounted compass. Very handy for haka inhabitants!

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