Re: N240JS Inspection

Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...>

I had some "bad" luck today....I decided to reschedule the FAA inspection.  I do not want to go into details.  I just could not sign a statement in the Aircrft  log saying it was airworthy.  Hopefully in two weeks....

--- On Thu, 12/2/10, Fisher Paul A. <> wrote:

From: Fisher Paul A. <>
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] N240JS Inspection
To: "" <>
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010, 8:00 AM


(sorry Sam - one more data point)
On my last inspection (15 months ago) the FAA inspector (yes, FAA from the local FSDO) insisted that I have a compass. I asked for an explanation because I had a Dynon with the remote compass and he said I needed a direction indicator that worked if I lost electrical power. Again, I asked (politely) for him to please point to the regulations where this is stated. He tried, but could not find any such requirement, but "strongly suggested I have a compass". This conversation happened over the phone before the inspection.

So I went to Wal-Mart and bought a three dollar compass and stuck it to the dash with double sided tape. Problem solved. During the inspection he noticed that I did indeed have a compass and he let it go. I have no idea how accurate the compass is, I have never looked at it, nor do I intend to. That's not the point. The inspector wanted one, so I put it in.

So as Sam said - just buy a cheap compass, put a correction card on it and move on to the important stuff.

Good Luck Joseph, please keep us informed!

- Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Sam Hoskins
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 06:08
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] N240JS Inspection

Joseph, don't worry about it too much. Just get a compass card and stick it
on your panel. Write some numbers on it.

No worries.

When I had my inspection, the FAA examiner (yes, FAA) noted my compass card
with no numbers on it, and signed off the inspection.

Don't worry about it and let's not spend another 100 e-mails auguring the

Sam Hoskins

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