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Visible liquid in whisky compass and bubbles when firing GAU-8


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Oh please no! More concerned with impact area, targets, current threat assessment to name but a few (and FPS) rather than watch some bubbles in a ball! :laugh: 

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A whole bunch of people have commented on earlier requests referring to this video that a well maintained whiskey compass should not nearly show as many bubbles and that this particular one is in pretty bad shape and should be replaced/filled up.

 

Having such an effect in DCS would look nice, but would probably not be representative of the fleet of well maintained aircraft out there.

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As Yurgon said, a properly maintained whiskey compass will not have air bubbles inside it.  When there is air inside the compass to make bubbles, it means that the seals are leaking fluid.

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Would it be possible to improve the Hog compass during GAU-8 firing?

Please see attached video. I really like the violent shaking of the compass in this video. 

 

Currently the simulated compass is not really noticing anything. Please see below.

 

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I'd bet its becasue no pilot ever bothered to write it up to maintenance because they never look at it. Who's looking at a compass during a guns pass (or any other time your not completley electric out) anyway?

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Ahh. thanks. I did not search to see if others asked for it before. Good finds! 

Just read these other threads and I can't disagree with any of the shared opinions. In a forward unit during wartime I could understand that might actually happen. In DCS I use the older cockpit look and to me this maintenance worthy compass would fit in nicely. It really gives a nice additional feedback on the vibrations, same as short blurring of the HUD during firing. Just makes it a bit more real for me. On the other hand I understand if others would say the compass needs replacing and it could get on your nerves if you don't like it. 

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