Reviews for Visi-Hold - IFR Holding Pattern Computer

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Confusing to use .. counter intuitive

  • By Abe - Monroe, NC on Friday, August 19, 2011
  • Pros: Looks exactly like the picture if you figured out the blue was paper.
  • Cons: VERY difficult to use in any kind of WX and confusing.
  • Review: 2 star because it looks like the picture. The blue back ground is actual the paper "cover" of the sparse instructions. It is a plastic disk with the hold pattern printed on the suface. As close as I could figure, one is supposed to hold it over the DG and rotate it until a line with an arrow head lines up with the in-bound course of the hold. YEAH RIGHT! Try that in bumpy air. The device would have been near perfect if instead of the current printing it contained lines laying at 20* above and below 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions on the DG and could lay on the face of he DG - the course is at 12 o'clock. Then one would only need to look at the holding radial or bearing and immediately know T, P , D entry. Right and Left could be distinguished by a broken line for Left.
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