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I need a new compass. Want to get a vertical card compass. How does the Beijing instrument stack up against the Precision compass? I know one is TSO’d and the other not, but more interested in how they compare in real life useage. Thanks

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3 hours ago, shajen said:

I need a new compass. Want to get a vertical card compass. How does the Beijing instrument stack up against the Precision compass? I know one is TSO’d and the other not, but more interested in how they compare in real life useage. Thanks

You will find the vertical Card type much easier to read in any sort if turbulence. Downside is the cost to purchase and install.

I have always wanted a vertical card compass but cant justify the cost when thinking about the amount of time actually LOOKING at the compass.

My compass is located at the top of the winsdshield and very difficult to read in any sort of glare.

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Thanks Roscoe I actually think  I will get a Beijing instruments one. They are the best price  and don’t seem to have any inherent problems.

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I use the vertical compass already in my Garmin GPS when displaying the HSI page. Works really well and easy to read and not influenced by magnetic effects. Another benefit is that it shows actual track made good, compensating for drift. I use it nearly all the time.

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On 04/10/2021 at 2:03 PM, shajen said:

Thanks Roscoe I actually think  I will get a Beijing instruments one. They are the best price  and don’t seem to have any inherent problems.

Make sure you buy a Southern Hemisphere version.

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