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Old 03-27-2009, 09:16 AM
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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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Old 03-27-2009, 07:25 PM
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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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Fred is right on.
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I 'third" that.

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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.
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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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I think they are only sold direct:

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

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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.
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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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