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Dose anyone use or know of these timers that could be used in

 

navigation, etc. The HLP T3 Timer, going for around $30. It appears to

 

be and Ok unit but was wondering if anyone has used one?

 

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i dont use one personally, but during my training on a trike, it was

 

fitted with one, and was quite handy... i usually wear a quality

 

watch when i fly, (i only wear it flying, it has backup Altimeter, and whiz wheel around the bezel)

 

and use the timer function on the watch, a good aviators watch is

 

worth it weight in gold, if not more, the watch doesnt weigh much!smiley3.gif as a backup i use my GPS

 

 

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Thanks for the info... Re using wrist watches I use a Suunto X-Lander which has time (of-course smiley1.gif),

 

an excellant altimeter which is accurate to some 10 metres, a barometer

 

which allows the setting of area QNH, etc, etc and shows trends, an

 

electronic compass plus various memories... Like yourself I find it

 

makes a great backup unit and according to the company they rate more

 

accurate than some of our aircraft instructments.

 

Rodger

 

 

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sadly, it seams my watch has been a hell of a lot more accururate than time pieces fitted to most GA aircraft i have flown.

 

 

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Thanks for info re Tandy's timer... after checking out the HLP T3 unit

 

it appears to be an 'OK' unit but the Tandy/DSE timer appears quite

 

good too and have a few more features, etc. As they are easily

 

available, reckon I go with one of them.

 

Rodger smiley1.gif

 

 

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