Stripmarking Pens....

ZAUturnbull

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Just started the dsr lab last week and everypen i own sucks for writing on those strips! someone have a link for something that will work? or what have you used that works?
 

clrd4theoptn

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I use the Bic ReAction 1.0 after numerous attempts at others. A pack of two usually lasts me about six months or so before I finally end up snapping off the clip.

Recently though, I acquired a multi-colored pack of Papermate Profile 1.4B. I really do like the way the pink, purple, and orange dress up my strip-marking.

Just stay away from gel based pens. Personally, I prefer the clicker type to the cap type, as I clip pens between the button on my polo shirts to stop my thieving co-workers from ganking them.
 

kycontroller

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I just used a red and black sharpie. Worked fine and never got behind. Didn't have to worry about rewriting crap either!
 

MikeATC

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Apr 3, 2009
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I've tried a lot of different pens, and the only two that consistently work the best is the Sharpie Fine Point, and the Bic Mark it permanent marker Fine point (which is my favorite).

The trouble with the newer strips is that the oils on your hands gets onto the strips preventing most pens from working. Since several of us switched to the Bic's and Sharpies we don't have this problem.
 

thatguynamedzach

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klkm

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I used fine point sharpies in OKC. They always worked best. Now we use just some bic fine point black/red pens, and as long as you don't touch the strips in the altitude box/route box all is well.
 
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djmodifyd

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hmm...i use the pens provided for us to use....


and its only legal to use blue/black on strips...
 

mjohn47

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I made some mike debb specials using regular bic fine points. Cut off the ends stick em together, viola. They work up in the ERTS lab (hah! something in the ERTS lab working!) as long as you don't touch the strips. A few people use fine point sharpies taped together, but it gets sorta awkward.

As others said, don't touch the altitude section or remarks section and you're fine. Use your thumbs to slide the strips in by the time section.
 

enickerson

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I made some mike debb specials using regular bic fine points. Cut off the ends stick em together, viola. They work up in the ERTS lab (hah! something in the ERTS lab working!) as long as you don't touch the strips. A few people use fine point sharpies taped together, but it gets sorta awkward.

As others said, don't touch the altitude section or remarks section and you're fine. Use your thumbs to slide the strips in by the time section.

Ahhh.. you were lucky enough to have Mike Debb "MD" as an instructor. Lead or just a fill in? Either way, the guy is amazing. Our entire class used his pen idea, those FAA pens didn't work at all.
 

scott523

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