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Airframe Ideas

Compass mounting with Vbrace
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79 185 with factory V-Brace and bolts, one piece windshield and a SIRS compass on the dashboard works just fine.

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: "John Bentley (johnbat41654@gmail.com)" <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com>
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 09:40
To: "Airframe Ideas" <AirframeIdeas@skywagons.club>
Subject: re: Compass mounting with Vbrace <<$187062613070$>>

 I have installed a one piece windshield, LP Areo with a compass mount I also built a V brace using 4130 steel tubing, most are made of Stainless steel because stainless has less of effect on the compass. Now looking back I wish I had not ordered the windshield with the compass mount. I have yet to mount the compass we shall see. I always use brass screws...and a brass screw driver or brass welding rod  made into a screw driver to swing the compass.

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 4:34 AM, Thomas O Hale (tom3holer@aol.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
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Thank you for the reply. Actually I have not yet installed a new compass or windshield but hopefully will do so this winter.
When you say use non magnetic bolts do you mean stainless as brass would not be as strong. The brace itself is magnetic so would not that effect the compass?
Tom
 
 I have installed a one piece windshield, LP Areo with a compass mount I also built a V brace using 4130 steel tubing, most are made of Stainless steel because stainless has less of effect on the compass. Now looking back I wish I had not ordered the windshield with the compass mount. I have yet to mount the compass we shall see. I always use brass screws...and a brass screw driver or brass welding rod  made into a screw driver to swing the compass.

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 4:34 AM, Thomas O Hale (tom3holer@aol.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
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Thank you for the reply. Actually I have not yet installed a new compass or windshield but hopefully will do so this winter.
When you say use non magnetic bolts do you mean stainless as brass would not be as strong. The brace itself is magnetic so would not that effect the compass?
Tom

 
Thank you for the reply. Actually I have not yet installed a new compass or windshield but hopefully will do so this winter.
When you say use non magnetic bolts do you mean stainless as brass would not be as strong. The brace itself is magnetic so would not that effect the compass?
Tom
 
A SIRS compass mounted on glare shield. Works well. Used non magnetic structural bolts for the V-brace.
 

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I put my vertical compass card at the top aft of the windscreen. It is out of the way. 
 
Thank you for the pic.
 
Than is what I wanted to do but was concerned that it would be difficult to set up accurately.
I am leaning toward the SIRS type now as opposed to the vertical  card type after seeing your setup.
 
Tom

 

Here is a photo of how mine is installed.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Thomas O Hale (tom3holer@aol.com)" <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 19:50
To: "Airframe Ideas" <AirframeIdeas@skywagons.club>
Subject: re: Compass mounting with Vbrace <<$16291614570$>>

Thanks everyone,
 
I would like to have it mounted on the glare shield so as to keep the windscreen clean.
I would guess mounting as close to the windscreen as possible to keep it away from the v-brace would be best.
 

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Thanks everyone,
 
I would like to have it mounted on the glare shield so as to keep the windscreen clean.
I would guess mounting as close to the windscreen as possible to keep it away from the v-brace would be best.
 
I changed out several different compasses attempting to get something that would pass a compass swing, as I have a float brace installed. Never was happy until I pulled the V-brace and had Northwest Propeller degaussing procedure preformed. All is well now, but I spent a few hundred on compasses that I shouldn't have. 

That would be my recommendation. 

Happy New Year,

Jim Hill
907-360-8646
Alaska

On Dec 27, 2016, at 04:54, Thomas O Hale (tom3holer@aol.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

Hi,
I am going to have a new windshield installed along with a new vertical card compass.
I would like to have the compass installed on the glareshield but am concerned with the V brace interfering with it.
Has anyone done this with success?
 
Tom
 

I have a SIRS compass mounted there and it works fine.  Just has to be swung/calibrated.

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Thomas O Hale (tom3holer@aol.com)" <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 05:54
To: "Airframe Ideas" <AirframeIdeas@skywagons.club>
Subject: Compass mounting with Vbrace <<$162889757689$>>

Hi,
I am going to have a new windshield installed along with a new vertical card compass.
I would like to have the compass installed on the glareshield but am concerned with the V brace interfering with it.
Has anyone done this with success?
 
Tom
 
Hi,
I am going to have a new windshield installed along with a new vertical card compass.
I would like to have the compass installed on the glareshield but am concerned with the V brace interfering with it.
Has anyone done this with success?
 
Tom
 
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