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Old 02-13-2013, 06:14 AM   #15
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Rise over the track of the rear wheels is vaguely helpful in that it gives you a sense of how thick a pile of boards/tiles you need under the low side tires to get to level. Saves going on and off the spacers a couple times adding or subtracting spacers. For a single traveller like myself it makes setup simpler. Less in and out of the tow. And if you're an engineer by nature, it makes you all warm and fuzzy Math rules!

Not that you can't get pretty close eyeballin' it. I'm just saying...Satisfaction is where you find it.
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I've got an inclinometer app for my iPod Touch. I guess the next logical step is an app that automatically calculated the necessary tire shim.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #17
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Wish those things had a hip flask app. Technology makes me thirsty.

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Old 02-13-2013, 11:46 AM   #18
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I've got an inclinometer app for my iPod Touch. I guess the next logical step is an app that automatically calculated the necessary tire shim.
You write it and I will buy it!
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #19
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Build your own inclinometer

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Why not simplify and determine acceptable degrees out of level with an inclinometer?

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O.K.!

But first we'll need to build ourselves an "inclinometer":

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A pendulum is suspended from a low stiffness torsion spring. Pendulum rotation can be induced by a linear acceleration along its sensitive axis (acceleration mode), or by a component of the gravity force along that axis caused by tilt (tilt mode). The pendulum displacement is sensed by a photo - electric position sensor, the output of which is amplified and fed to the coil of an electromagnetic torquer attached to the pendulum. The polarity of the connection is chosen to produce a reaction torque which tends to return the pendulum to its zero position (negative feed - back). Since the input and reaction torque’s exactly balance each other, the current producing the reaction torque is a very accurate and linear function of the acceleration and is used as output. In the tilt measuring mode, the output is proportional to the sine of the angle of tilt. This fact limits the effectivity of the sensor for tilt angles approaching 90.



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Or how about just using 4x4 Gyroscope Clinometer on your phone.
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Or how about just using 4x4 Gyroscope Clinometer on your phone.
That's not nearly complicated enough for my husband, Carol!

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We're only leveling (or establishing acceptable limits out of level) a trailer here; a simple bubble level and protractor type from Sears will do the job (about 9$ out of pocket) and Francesca can send fer gizmosus back to NASA.

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LOL Jack now your making just to much sense!
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I like the Clinometer HD app for iPads. It is free until they make it universal so it will run on iPhones & iPods...
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I'd like to point out that it was Jack that suggested the inclinometer in the first place- I was just trying to help.

I do thank y'all for providing me with a new hubby-project, though!

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I never worry about it. Just make it level enough for Ginny. Rarely more than 1- 2x6
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If you don't roll out of bed it's level enough.
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I checked the bubble level on the clinometer ap. Large and easy to see.

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