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Old 10th Jun 2018, 14:24
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Bell 206 free compass

Hi all has any one seen a free compass fitted to the top of the cockpit in a 206 as Bell place it in the most stupid place?

Thanks Levo.
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Old 10th Jun 2018, 19:51
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It wasn't put there for fun or as an inconvenience to the pilot. It was put there as apparently that is the place where it receives minimal magnetic interference from wiring harnesses.
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whats a compass?
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some moral thing....doesnt get used much if at all
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Gray - Very Good
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Gray,

I have in the past had trouble locating mine, which could go some way explaining some of my more questionable decisions....
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Those Moral Compass things are very hard to find....usually late at night when the Alcohol level in the bowl is over filled in the presence of a female.
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Disappointed - I thought this would be a link to get a free compass! (thought it would look good on my desk)
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You've already got a free one, it's in your iPhone.
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Is that one of those phones that the young and rich carry? I use homing pigeons!
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non-PC Plod, ask your grandkids...
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I seem to recollect that after N/S and E/W have been adjusted, the residual error is taken out by bending the mounting bracket!
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There was a time in the Gulf of Mexico and other places around the world, , the only navaid in the Bell 206 was the Compass.
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Thumbs up Gulf of Mexico

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There was a time in the Gulf of Mexico and other places around the world, , the only navaid in the Bell 206 was the Compass.

Mine used to fly of shore in the gulf when it was new and its got a lot of avionics but they are old like me now think its going to get a refit

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Levo....think 1960-1970's old.....no GPS, no Loran, no ADF....just a watch, compass, and at best a Field Diagram.
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
Levo....think 1960-1970's old.....no GPS, no Loran, no ADF....just a watch, compass, and at best a Field Diagram.
Clock & compass, that was hard work!
I've got a gig in a jetranger for a few weeks after not flying one for 10 years, it has a compass AND an ashtray - top of the line model this one.
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Those were the days, SASless... just a watch, a compass and, for a case of beer to your mechanic, your very own spare set of plugs to tote along with ya.

Heliduck, my first B model had that PLUS the lighter!
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Heliduck, my first B model had that PLUS the lighter!
I bet you didnít realise back then that the lighter was just keeping the power socket for the GPS warm until it was invented.
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Originally Posted by Tony Mabelis View Post
I seem to recollect that after N/S and E/W have been adjusted, the residual error is taken out by bending the mounting bracket!
Tony
Now that is funny...............and could be true
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Levo....think 1960-1970's old.....no GPS, no Loran, no ADF....just a watch, compass, and at best a Field Diagram.
SAS old chap you are giving your age away . So how do you like this new age of i pads and heated cockpits. Levo.
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