gear wrote:I don't know anything about angle of attach indicators but I'm hoping that someone here can educate me. I'm thinking of adding one on my 182. Can someone explain firstly how they work, and secondly do the floats influence how the AOA works and performs, or is having floats irrelevant to the operation? Finally, can anyone recommend a brand? Cost not a significant consideration.
With all the talk about the FAA promoting them, and Kevin's death, it's got me thinking that I should take whatever help I can get to stay safe.
Thanks in advance.
gear wrote:All good points. Mike - I agree - jets don't have AOA indicators, but a lot of them do have shaker sticks etc. which to me is a form of that - it is an external device outside your pilot skills that helps you prevent a stall.
I look at myself and say "i have 900 hours, I know the signs of a stall, I don't need that". But, when I read about stall accidents with guys with way more experience than me, I second guess sometimes. Will I get complacent one day? Would this help? I have no idea, but it sure has we wanting to understand them better. I guess I'd still like to know - by strapping a set of float to a plane, does that influence the AOA?
gear wrote:So still trying to understand, if you have to calibrate the AOA to your configuration in your plane, what are you getting with this that you don't get with a properly calibrated stall horn? Is the only difference is one is audible and one is visual?
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