Can anyone tell me what fluid is normally used in a compass. the smell of the stuff that is in there is famiar, but after sniffing light oil, diesel,parrafin and every other light oil substance i have on the shelf the sniffer is confused . thanks Gub.
It could be Isopropyl alcohol (evaporated easily) or purified kerosene ( higher density) or Vodka in Russia or Potcheen in Ireland or Moi Tai (95% proof) in China. Isn't it the reason your compass was emptied. :bottom up:
My god! Are you not working to Maintenance documents?! You're a brave soul coming here and asking these questions in public. Then stating what you did to rectify the defect, by using perhaps the wrong fluid.
Spitfire fear not for my safety or engineering integrity, the aforementioned compass merely points the direction in a three axis simulator that i designed and manufactured for a corporate entertainment company. Gub.
In an emergency, you can use Gin (Gordon's is best) If the emergency involves a compass that's lost its fluid, refill it with Gin. If the emergency involves a downed aircraft with a failed engine in a remote location, but with a serviceable compass, drink the contents of the compass (always make sure you have some tonic on board).