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    Any alternative to expensive OAT thermometers

    Spruce wants something like 80 bucks for a darn through the window dial thermometer. Any ideas on another source that does not have the airplane word mark-up? I need a couple.
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    Easiest way is to have an instrument with OAT function built in. What's your panel setup?

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    App on your phone?

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    On my PA-18A and then PA-12 I had something like this velcroed to the interior wing panel. Ran the probe out and stuck to bottom of wing root fairing with RTV. Once a year changed the AAA battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC12D-4-85 View Post
    On my PA-18A and then PA-12 I had something like this velcroed to the interior wing panel. Ran the probe out and stuck to bottom of wing root fairing with RTV. Once a year changed the AAA battery.

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    That made me think about the app. Attach a probe where you want and just look at your phone when you need a reading. No wires that way.

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    I've seen more than one regular house thermometer duct taped to the jury struts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Clark View Post
    Spruce wants something like 80 bucks for a darn through the window dial thermometer. Any ideas on another source that does not have the airplane word mark-up? I need a couple.
    Wag Aero has that same one for $41, if you like that version.

    https://www.wagaero.com/2-1-8-outsid...ure-gauge.html

    But I went with Gary's approach on mine.
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    I prefer minimal distraction in the windows.....if I see something it want it to not be part of my plane and maybe another = see and avoid. Removing thermometers and replacing with something that's not blocking vision is why I went to the sensing units hung somewhere else. Plus spiders can find another home that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC12D-4-85 View Post
    I prefer minimal distraction in the windows.....if I see something it want it to not be part of my plane and maybe another = see and avoid. Removing thermometers and replacing with something that's not blocking vision is why I went to the sensing units hung somewhere else. Plus spiders can find another home that way.

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    Plus the broken windows from snagging your jacket them.

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    https://buythermopro.com/product/the...SABEgI8mPD_BwE

    Wireless meat thermometer would work. This one says good from 32 degrees to over 500.

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    Alex,

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    Weber digital grill thermometer in cockpit

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    Ones in the mail.

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