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I am thinking about purchasing an MGL ALT-3 digital altimiter with the monochrome display and not not sure about it's readability with polarised sunglasses. Has anyone had experience with this.

 

 

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Not sure about the Altimeter, but the 'G' meter I installed in my gliding club's ASK21 seems fine with polarised sunnies. The backlighting is a nice feature.

 

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I had a MGL combination instrument in my Starlet and can't recall any issues with polarized sunnies.

 

An iPad though is affected - I'm using an iPad in 'portrait' mode in my Jabby and while out flying last Wednesday put my sunnies on. The iPad was blacked out; at first I thought it had turned off.

 

 

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Ducks there was a discussion about polarised spex on here a few years back; the consensus seemed to be avoid them. Seeing the glare from a turning aircraft's wing is more important than comfort.

 

 

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Ducks there was a discussion about polarised spex on here a few years back; the consensus seemed to be avoid them. Seeing the glare from a turning aircraft's wing is more important than comfort.

That was a very interesting thread with excellent input from the optician (I think it was, sorry if I have downgraded him), well worth reading.

 

 

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For everyone"s info, I was able to view an MGL Alt - 3 instrument (altimeter) with my polarised sunnies on the WE and was able to read the display without problem.

 

 

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I had a MGL combination instrument in my Starlet and can't recall any issues with polarized sunnies.An iPad though is affected - I'm using an iPad in 'portrait' mode in my Jabby and while out flying last Wednesday put my sunnies on. The iPad was blacked out; at first I thought it had turned off.

I have the same issue with one of my polarised pairs of sunnies but not another one.. The lenses are angled 90 degrees to each other, if that makes sense!

 

 

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Ducks there was a discussion about polarised spex on here a few years back; the consensus seemed to be avoid them. Seeing the glare from a turning aircraft's wing is more important than comfort.

It was interesting to see when we visited the tamworth tower that polarised Sunnys were a must for them, maybe not so good spotting the glare off a turn but better visibility in general. I am of two minds about them, on one side I love them and appreciate the lack of glare from a bright day and on the other hand I have to put contacts in to wear them and I'm lazy and don't do that too often. I used to have prescription sunnys but found them to be a nuisance as I had to wear them inside to be able to see (carrying two pairs of glasses is not really a viable option) and wearing dark glasses indoors gets some weird looks.

 

 

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Wear flip-up clip-ons.

Dad has a set of them and while I think they have a place they don't cut all the peripheral (spelling?) glare like a proper pair of wraparound glasses.

 

 

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I tried a pair of polarised sunnies, but they made weird patterns in the Lexan windscreen. I found that distracting to the point I took the sunnies off and flew without them. I think there are different quality polarised sunnies and some are better than others.

 

 

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