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    clocks and dials

    hi all

    What instruments are people fitting to light ssdr machines. Are you going with standard mechanical dial instruments, new fancy electronic stuff, or hang-glider type varios.

    What do you actually need, other than altitude? And what have you found that works well?

    Colin

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    Airspeed is handy. Groundspeed is very useful.

    Mike

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    Vario for me when flying the half pint. Brauniger IQ ONE. Worked fine. Keys nice and big for gloved hands. Airways Airsports at Darley Moor were very helpful.

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    I also use the iq one but also have an airspeed sensor that plugs into it.

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    If its fixwing don't forget the humble piece of wool on the Lazair front strut, simple, cheap, reliable and light.
    Amazing what information it gives after a bit of practice, speed, turbs, lift, turn and slip, anti stall.
    Noise and vibration looks after the engine information
    Anything else would spoil the view!!!

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    I use para-motor instrument deck. It serves as baggage bag also You can place what ever set of instruments you need, or want for a flight

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    thanks guys, interesting stuff.

    i'll have look at the Brauniger IQ.

    john, how tough do you think the airspeed probe is for regular use?

    mick, what have you been using (other than string) to set the carb up, and sort out engine temps, on your machine?

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    If your aircraft is weightshift machine you don't need an airspeed indicator or probe (except for curiosity/checking). Your airspeed is set by the amount you push the bar out or pull it back.

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    I had the probe as well. It's not bad however I took it off after I got used to the feel of the wing and flew by using "the force".

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    Same with fixed wing but speeds down to where the nose is pointing with less effort for old men.
    This is backed up by the screaming from the struts for those who can still hear ;-)

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