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    Recommend a Good Tachometer

    I have a Tower Hobbies Tachometer which looks identical to a Hobbico. What is a good one that measures accurately?

    Also when running an engine in a garage (well ventilated of course) can you use a strong DC flashlight in front of the prop to shine at the tachometer to get a better reading?
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    RE: Recommend a Good Tachometer

    Spinner, the best I have ever used is a TNC tach. It is more expensive than the others but it is the last one you will buy. Works way back away from the prop and in light conditions the others can't. I believe Fromeco sells them. $80/$90 dollars ??
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    RE: Recommend a Good Tachometer

    Fred is right on.
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    John Deere 820, 72.82 HP @ 1,125 rpm, 470.7 cu. in., bore=6.125", stroke=8.00", two cylinder. CR=16 to 1.
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    RE: Recommend a Good Tachometer

    I 'third" that.

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    RE: Recommend a Good Tachometer

    I'm going to have to break down and spend the money on one of those soon. My old Globee unit just isn't working out good enough for me these days.
    A guy who used to live on this site and now is rarely here due to the "upgrade".
    Most likely fading away till the My Forums is fixed. Too bad.

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    RE: Recommend a Good Tachometer


    ORIGINAL: Hobbsy

    Fred is right on.

    Hey Dave,
    Time to run a toothpick under those nails, huh?

    Where can you get one of these tachs at a good price?
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    RE: Recommend a Good Tachometer

    I think they are only sold direct:

    http://www.fromeco.org/Products/05FRCTNC/Default.aspx

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    RE: Recommend a Good Tachometer

    Sod and Dave, I got that one from Don's Hiobby Shop in Salina, Kansas. For a while you had to grab them from whoever had them at the moment.
    John Deere 820, 72.82 HP @ 1,125 rpm, 470.7 cu. in., bore=6.125", stroke=8.00", two cylinder. CR=16 to 1.
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    RE: Recommend a Good Tachometer

    I just got one from Dons Hobby Shop also, about a month ago. It works very well and Don had it in stock at the time. I think he has some of the best customer service you could ask for.


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