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01-14-2011 09:08 PM  7 years agoPost 1
RCHSF

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Does a pitch guage have the same degrees as a protractor?

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01-14-2011 09:11 PM  7 years agoPost 2
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in short....yes. A degree is a degree......

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01-14-2011 09:20 PM  7 years agoPost 3
RCHSF

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Thanks I thought it was the same scale, just does not have the marks exactly like a pitch guage.

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01-14-2011 10:23 PM  7 years agoPost 4
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thats because of deflection.

the pitch gauge clips on onto the blade at a specified point AWAY from the scale, so that you end up with a larger deflection from degree to degree on the actual scale (to make it easier to use/read).

A protractor has no such advantage, so what might be 10 degrees of "space" on the pitch gauge is like 30 degrees on a protractor, making it far to fine to use as a pitch gauge....where 1/2 turn of a link can mean a degree of difference.

So in essence, the further the scale is from the thing being measure, the scale can be physically larger and easier to read/use (in the case of pitch gauges).

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do it inverted
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01-15-2011 12:30 AM  7 years agoPost 5
RCHSF

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thats because of deflection.

the pitch gauge clips on onto the blade at a specified point AWAY from the scale, so that you end up with a larger deflection from degree to degree on the actual scale (to make it easier to use/read).

A protractor has no such advantage, so what might be 10 degrees of "space" on the pitch gauge is like 30 degrees on a protractor, making it far to fine to use as a pitch gauge....where 1/2 turn of a link can mean a degree of difference.

So in essence, the further the scale is from the thing being measure, the scale can be physically larger and easier to read/use (in the case of pitch gauges).

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do it inverted
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Thanks makes perfect sence.

I was going to try and make my own pitch gauge but it's to hard to get it right, nothing to go buy.

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