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Old 09-18-2011, 12:42 AM   #15
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Right, Andy. I'm a pilot also, and appreciate the standards that need to be met for aircraft work. Just didn't think one should pay those prices for an airspeed to be used in a car.

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Old 09-18-2011, 07:34 AM   #16
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I haven't yet had my truck crash because my airspeed dropped too low, so I don't think we really need to worry about FAA certification on them...
Here's a link to an automotive altimeter: Swift 478 Altimeter from Red Oaks Trading

Here's a used airspeed indicator set from a Cessna: PAIR OF AIRSPEED INDICATORS REMOVED FROM A CESSNA 421C | eBay

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Old 09-18-2011, 09:09 PM   #17
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There is a huge difference between 20 foot and 200 foot incriments on an altimeter.

I would think it would take too long to interpret the 200 foot incriment altimeter, causing your eyes to be off the road way too long, simply because it's movement is so very slow.


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