Compass Mount

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Compass Mount

Post by jepropst » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:12

The vertical card compass in my Champ has become unreliable and inaccurate. I am replacing it with a conventional SIRS navigator compass. I would like to "glue" it directly to the windshield. It comes with a 3-M VHB adhesive pad and application kit. The instructions indicate that it can be attached directly to the windshield. Before proceeding, I wanted to check and see if anyone else has any experience "gluing" a compass mount directly to a windshield. I do not want to attach it to the glare shield due to vibration and interference from electronic devices. My concern with gluing is whether or not it will stick long term. I can fabricate a bracket to attach to the airframe tubing, but I think the windshield mount would result in the least amount of airframe or electronics interference, if it works.
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Re: Compass Mount

Post by brink » Sun Nov 18, 2018 16:37

Years ago I had a Customer that had a Champ, the standard compass on the Champ was in the right side of the panel buy the airspeed indicator. He claimed He could not see it. A Cessna model escapes me, but it had a Brackett that attached to the windshield. The angle when installed was just above the rolling fuel gauge, I used mek mixed Tauline and stuck a piece of Lexan reinforcement with rubber inserts and mounted this compass. It worked just fine but he could no longer see the gas cap wire fuel indicator, but that was good because it always made him nervous!

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