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Old 02-26-2012, 03:53 AM   #1
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What is everyone using for rear view mirrors?

I like to have a little rear vis and it's nice to be able to see the face of you pax when talking to them.

From a safety standpoint, it can let you know if they're comprehending or hearing you.

Some pics would be nice. I don't have the center fairing so I'm looking for other ideas.

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Old 02-26-2012, 04:12 AM   #2
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Great Idea! I used to fly a C-152? or 150 that had the little mirror on the panel in the middle. Thought it was a great idea. For training you could actually see the runway centerline (or lack thereof) as you were practicing patterns.
The problem with a biplane is where do you put it that it doesn't blow off and hit you in the teeth?
Maybe a wide angle mounted right at the hand grip at the center section.



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Old 02-26-2012, 04:28 AM   #3
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Just looking for some ideas.

I like seeing the person I'm talking to:




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i had one in my citabria. i called it the puke mirror. you could tell when they had enough ;-) it was just a small 2 inch mirror i got at the auto parts store and mounted it to one of the overhead tubes in the front seat. just look up and get a nice view of the back seater.

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Here's the one on Steen's Yellow Bird...


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Jerry, that would be ideal, but I don't have the fairing.
Trying to figure some other options.


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Anyone with pics if they're using a mirror?

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what about a rectangular one on the forward face of the hand hold area. just below the the handle, you can put a little wedge behind it and angle it down if need be......

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Saw this on ebay. Apparently it's a "Vintage Aircraft Rear View Mirror." Looks like it would be easy to mount.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Aircraft-Rear-View-Mirror-New-Surplus-Mount-/110832571032?hash=item19ce22d298&item=11083257 1032&pt=Motors_Aviation_Parts_Gear&vxp=mtr


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Thanks Jerry, I'll keep an eye on that one. A little pricey, but I can make that one work.

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since most of the older auto mirrors (maybe the new ones as well) use a ball and socket for movement, perhaps a Ram mount on the handhold well might work. You could attach the mirror ball into the ram mount extension.

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What Brad says...that's what epoxy is for...take aleaf out of Jerry's book and start ebay trawling..I spent an hour on there last night simply looking for inspiration and ideas regarding an LED internal light I was thinking of, and came away with some interesting ideas.
Another trick for trawling for ideas: Go to google, search for say, auto car bike mirrors, at the results page click the Images option in the left column....you can then quickly scan...like this:
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