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Old September 24th 12, 06:02 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Kurt Thams
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Another tire pressure gage fell apart last weekend.

Looking to get an accurage gage. Any opinions on one this durable and accurate? (especially, accurate).
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Old September 24th 12, 07:46 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I bought an electronic one for my track car that measures 1/2 PSI. It's consistent which I interpret as accurate. Don't know the brand, but it's black and shaped like a mini water pistol that hides in your hand. Twelve years later bouncing around the car door pocket it still works great. Measure tires at a consistent temperature, more important for cars than gliders. Most people let the quick oil change guy set their tires, regardless if they're cold or hot, probably hot if they warmed up the oil properly before the change. So they're setting it about 3 PSI off. I see several similar ones to mine on Google for $10-15, so that's a good place to start. They're probably all made in China now anyway.
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Old September 24th 12, 09:49 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Bob Kuykendall
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It seems that glider tires are always overinflated when you land hard
and underinflated when you have to push it a half-mile to the staging
line. So I'd think that +/- 2 psi would be plenty accurate.
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Old September 25th 12, 01:44 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Tim Taylor
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I have used an analog, i.e. not electric for many years. Works well compared to slide type and no battery issues like a digital.

Looks like this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00062...dir_mdp_mobile
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Old September 25th 12, 02:49 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, September 24, 2012 10:02:09 AM UTC-7, Kurt Thams wrote:
Another tire pressure gage fell apart last weekend. Looking to get an accurage gage. Any opinions on one this durable and accurate? (especially, accurate).


I have three electronic pressure gauges. They all read different for the same tire, and they're all within 3 pounds of each other. Good enough for me.
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Old September 25th 12, 03:17 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mark Jardini[_2_]
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the gauge on my bicycle pump is accurate, easy to read, inexpensive
and includes a free pump as well.
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Old September 25th 12, 11:17 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
James Lee
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I have found the round ones shaped like a tire at most auto parts stores work fine and they are the easiest to use.
 




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