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Vertical Card Compass

Vertical Card Compass

Navigate the skies with confidence by ordering a vertical card compass from SkyGeek. Our dry vertical card magnetic compasses are fluid-free, offering a unique advantage over traditional vertical compasses. The design also allows pilots to steer by presentation thanks to a unique aero design on the lens and rotating design that shows the direction you are headed with just a quick glance. The airplane vertical compass presents important information the way you think, reducing processing time and allowing you to quickly make adjustments to your course.

In a traditional fluid compass, the magnets inside are attached to a dial card and are balanced with a special pendulous assembly that sits on a pivoting point in a cup jewel. The compass is then filled with fluid that acts as a damper. While accurate, these types of compasses are not particularly stable in turbulent conditions and can react to very minor aircraft movements. In order to eliminate the handicap of these types of compasses, dry vertical card magnetic compasses are made without the need for fluid. They use a sensing magnet that is not pendulous and is free to rotate in a fixed horizontal plane resulting in more accurate readings and less variation during turbulence.

Vertical card compasses are inherently stable. They utilize a process called eddy current dampening, which is a natural phenomenon that is enhanced by the basic design of the compass. This type of dampening helps to minimize or eliminate overswing for more accurate readings. Other types of errors, including lead, lag, turn error and acceleration errors are also reduced because of the absence of pendulosity in the design.

Vertical card compasses from SkyGeek are designed to deliver accurate readings in seconds. The compasses are priced low and are a great addition to any instrument panel. If you're still using old styles of compasses that rely on fluid-based dampening systems, upgrade to a dry vertical card compass today and enjoy improved accuracy and easier readings.
Features
  • The PAI-700 Vertical Card Compass does satisfy the FAA requirement that each aircraft must have a magnetic compass.
  • The PAI-700 is magnet driven thus it is subject to lead and lag, however, these tendencies are greatly reduced due to the absence of pendulosity.
  • The PAI-700 is inherently stable due to the use of eddy current damping which is a natural phenomenon built into the basic design.
  • The magnet cannot be pulled out of the gimbal, due to the use of a jeweled limit pin, which allows the compass to be flown inverted. However, this myth concerning pulling the magnet out of the gimbal showed up sometime back in an article and was later propagated via the internet in an article titled "Our Ally, The Magnetic Compass".
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