KFAM 242115Z AUTO 12008KT 10SM CLR 20/02 A3034
"Guess what broke now!"
The DG. I have those vertical card DGs, they don't seem to last but a few years. The one that was in the plane was an A/N gyro left over from the war. I flew with that one for thirteen years. It was't the easiest thing to use, but it worked until it finally failed. Supposedly it couldn't be repaired, but if I knew then what I know now, I'd have pushed the issue.
I took an old sectional, tore off a corner, and taped that over the dead DG. Here's a fun fact: It's hard as hell to tear up a sectional when you want to.
I did land at Bonne Terre to try it out. The airport is surrounded by small thick trees that play hob with the winds.