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Old 01-17-2011, 05:19 AM
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Anyone tried the Hanger 9 AnglePro 4-in-1 Digital Throw/Incidence Meter?

There are not many throw meters available in the UK (unless anyone knows different) and this looks like it might be worth a go.

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Old 01-17-2011, 07:09 AM
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Malcolm, I bought 3 of the Hangar 9 digit angle meters when they first came out. Two for me and one for a friend. Initially impressed but quickly figured out they they didn't provide very good repeatability. Couldn't get the same readings time after time. I finally gave up on them and they sit on the 'not used' shelf. Like I said, these were some of the very first models and later version may work perfectly fine. Maybe someone else can chime in here with performance reports from more recent purchases.

One additional note, mine did not have an 'auto off' feature that would turn the tool off after a period of non use. The little batteries are/were pretty expensive and not easily found. I had to special order mine, not available locally.

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:00 AM
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I am a HH fan but that device is inaccurate to say the least.
Mine ended up in a drawer rather quickly.

The most effective I have found is also the oldest on the market the CRC Throw Meter.
Over years of use I have found it simple, accurate and always repeatable .

I don't know what more you could ask of a throw meter. It absolutely supports Precision Aerobatic setups.

P.S available at myriad locations, here is one of them on the web: http://www.centralhobbies.com/Tools/tool00.html
Old 01-17-2011, 08:06 AM
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Seconds here for the CRC meter, I have also tried the H9, but it failed after a few months and ended up in the trash!

As a plus the CRC meter is made by a pattern flier (in fact one of the Canadian team members ) so its nice to support our own group
Old 01-17-2011, 08:55 AM
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I also have one of them and don't use it anymore.

the problem, IMO is that it is so precise, that it is impossible to get repeatitivity when you try to measure something.

I also have a CRC and love it...

Old 01-17-2011, 09:04 AM
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I like the Wixey Digital Angle Gauge. Digital with 0.1 degree resolution. Very repeatable. I attach it to the aileron or elevator with double sided tape. Only downside is its a little heavy but that shouldn't bother throw measurements. $29.95 on Amazon now and then.

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Old 01-17-2011, 10:06 AM
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I have using this one for many years:

http://www.buddengineering.com/Merch...ategory_Code=P

Very accuarate but takes a little longer to set it up. I use to finish after using the CRC to do the preliminary set up.

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Old 01-17-2011, 10:25 AM
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This is the one I wish I had......

http://www.aeroperfect.com/
Old 01-19-2011, 12:45 AM
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Thanks guys,

I think I will go with the Wixey unit on a home made bar.

Malcolm
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If anyone is looking for new throw meters or parts for their original from CRC Products please email me. I don't have a website yet, but I will put together a parts list and part number sheet together. For now, just tell me what you need.

Sincerely,

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One would hope in the intervening years he found one.
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I hope so too 👍
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The Hangar 9 version is heavy and affects the surface once put on, and I had a lot of trouble zeroing it. E-Flight has one that looks like a miniature version of the Hangar 9. I have found it to be accurate and light, easy to zero.

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