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Re: REFLECTOR: Fuselage Leveling
Jim- It was a Smartlevel at their Sun 'n Fun booth. A tenth of a degree is
over four feet. That can add up. What I don't like is there's no
intermediate indication so you have no idea how far you are on either side
of the desired point. With an analog bubble you know immediately. As you
point out the Smartlevel has advantages for comparative and angular
measurements. My point is that a tenth of a degree accuracy and digital
display are not an improvement in accuracy over a bubble level.
Greg, the bubble level I referred to is a Stabila. Sounds like you have
the best of both worlds!
This may be nit-picky given the inaccuracies in the Velocity fuselage, but
I think the closer everything is aligned the better. -Bill
prototype 'Super' Chipmunk N18EF
Velocity Classic RG N6098S in the works
From: James F. Agnew <Jim_Agnew@ibm.net>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; William Wade
Date: Sunday, January 03, 1999 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: REFLECTOR: Fuselage Leveling
>Bill, I don't know what kind of electronic level you were using, however my
>SmartLevel will read to one tenth of a degree and detect a piece of paper
>under one end. It also has a calibration mode to allow you to ensure it is
>zeroed or to set an angle as a zero.