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    Default Compass relocation Colt

    Has anyone relocated the pedestal compass from directly in front of the pilot to nearer the center line? How about replacing the pedestal mount with a panel mounted unit?

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTJER View Post
    Has anyone relocated the pedestal compass from directly in front of the pilot to nearer the center line? How about replacing the pedestal mount with a panel mounted unit?

    Jerry
    Thatís where mine was before rebuild...and is now. Secured to the centerline of the panel with brass screws and nuts....and a dab of heavy locktite per screw.


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    Default Re: Compass relocation Colt

    I saw one in a 59 tri pacer that was mounted in the center on a metal panel above the radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyjeep View Post
    I saw one in a 59 tri pacer that was mounted in the center on a metal panel above the radio.


    Thatís where mine is. Originally a 59 TriPacer.

    EDIT: this was before I rebuilt the compass, haha

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    Hereís what my1950 looked like when I bought her.

    Now this...the 3-1/8Ē hole is closed up now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CamTom12 View Post


    That’s where mine is. Originally a 59 TriPacer.

    EDIT: this was before I rebuilt the compass, haha
    The one I saw was in the panel not on top. The radio and transponder where lower and compass on a metal panel installed above them. I like where yours is though.

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    Default Re: Compass relocation Colt

    If you want the compass to work correctly I would suggest moving it around and seeing where it works correctly. I have had better luck to the far left of the glare shield.

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    Default Re: Compass relocation Colt

    Another thread with some good information.
    http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum...mpass-Mounting

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    Also does the light work in yours. The bulb looks good in mine but no light. I haven't checked it with a meter yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyjeep View Post
    Also does the light work in yours. The bulb looks good in mine but no light. I haven't checked it with a meter yet.
    Mine does. I donít have it hooked up though because itís a bit bright at night. Iíve got gauge floods mounted in the wing root that illuminate it well.

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