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Timer in Airlplane

fussle

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I was just wondering if the airplane has clock with a sweeping second hand, but you would rather use a digital timer, would you be allowed to? I velcroed one on the yoke, and was wondering if that is legit or if that is considered installing equipment or something like that.
 

User546

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Nope, velcro away. There's nothing saying you can't do that. Most people don't use those pesky two-handed clocks anyways.

In fact during my instrument training, our Piper had one of those snazzy two-handed windup clocks on the panel, but I always brought along my $5 kitchen timer that I had bought at Walmart to time all my approaches and holds. Just clip it wherever you can and go!
 

vclean

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The installed clock is required equipment ref. 91.205(d)5. You don't have to use it.
 

labbats

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vclean said:
The installed clock is required equipment ref. 91.205(d)5. You don't have to use it.

Check around at what the Designated Airman prefers. I know of several that are sticklers about using the installed clock. Personally, I think it should be whatever you'll use in real life, but they're calling the shots.
 
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