.3 or .4?

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  1. RyanB

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    On the Hobbs that is...:stirpot:

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  2. Brad W

    Brad W Line Up and Wait

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    depends...are you the owner or a renter?
     
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    Not enough info..
    Your plane or renting?
    You need to log hours or don’t care?
     
  4. MauleSkinner

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    The Hobbs doesn’t slowly move...the transition from .3 to .4 takes less than a minute, so by the rounding rules you probably learned in grade school, 3 5/6 will round up to 4.
     
  5. smv

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    .4 Always.
     
  6. SkyChaser

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    If the Hobbs is counting normal hours, and it only counts in tenths of hours...shouldn't it take some 6 minutes to fully change? Or doesn't it work that way?

    (The other option is to log it as 3387 hours and 3.29 minutes or something. ;) )
     
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    Trick question....not a Hobbs meter....
     
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    0.4 unless you're a snake.
     
  9. smv

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    :eek: Good point.
     
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    Log .4, pay .3. :)

    just kidding
     
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    When I was learning to fly, the rule was, "If you can see any part of the next number, that's the one you use."
     
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    :yeahthat:
     
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    I log .03 all the time, as engine maintaince. keeps the time straight, keeps the renter from paying for that time.
     
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    Buy yourself a plane and remove any such time recording device. Then use you watch or not to record flight time..:rolleyes:
     
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    Curious why @Ryanb cares. You only pay for fuel. So what does the fuel pump say?

    If it's for the logbook just round up to the nearest hour.
     
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    That was the ‘rule’ at a large flying club, Plus One Flyers in San Diego. Easily enforced in the Camera in your phone era
     
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    .4 if I’m checking the plane out, .3 if I’m checking it back in...:D
     
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    I hear with fueling it's an 8.
     
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    It doesnt work that way.
     
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    Not surprised. LOL How does it work, or is it a mystery?
     
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    The changeover takes less than a minute...if you’re in transition like the one shown, you’re probably 5:45 into the tenth.
     
  23. SkyChaser

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    Oh, I get it. Duh! Thanks! I guess I was thinking it just was always moving a little bit (probably because that is what my car odometer does).
     
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    Think of it like this and it should become clear:

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    The clubs I used to belong said log the roll...
     
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    Our club would require that you log it in the book as .4. No question there.