The Skysports Vertical Card compass features a 2 inch vertical card dial which presents the entire 360 degree heading range at all times for easy interpretation. It is a dry compass which eliminates the leaking and much of the precessing common in wet compasses.
The hardware that is supplied is cheap and not aviation quality. What appears to be nylock are substandard Chinese copies that do not lock.
Absolutely worthless. Off by more then 30 degrees in some directions. Attempted to calibrate and can make accurate at North, but then off by 30 or more degrees over a 90 degree span. Unusable and is being removed from my aircraft.
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The Skysports Vertical Card Compass is designed for a 2 ¼ cutout and its depth is 2 inches.
While it technically can fit, we do not recommend mounting it in a panel due to magnetic interference.
You can but please know the compass is a very susceptible instrument to magnetic interference and is should always be mounted far away from other gauges and avionics
As the Philippines are north of the equator a Northern Hemisphere compass would be the correct choice.
It is recommended to mount this compass as vertical as possible without tilt.
Yes, while it technically can fit, we do not recommend mounting it in a panel due to magnetic interference.
No, Skysports instruments are not FAA Approved. They are intended for use in experimental aircraft only.
Green screw is for north /south, yellow screw is for east / west.
Yes, these are intended to be mounted from the wind shield.