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Please Help Me !!

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posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 04:11 PM
Can anybody help me please!!!!!!! I am stuck on something and I dont know what to do...I need the who, what, when, where, and use of these following aircraft instruments and if anybody can help me then I really appreciate it.. My school project is due monday..

Airspeed Indicator, Vertical Speed Indicator, Barometric Altimeter, Tachometer, and Magnetic Compass.

ALL Help is GREATLY appreciated.

posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 04:38 PM

Originally posted by creamsoda
Airspeed Indicator, Vertical Speed Indicator, Barometric Altimeter, Tachometer, and Magnetic Compass.

I'm not a pilot, but here goes:

Airspeed indicator measures airspeed velocity passing the aircraft; probably in knots. This is primarily used to to estimate time of arrival for navigation, but can be used to measure the performance of the aircraft related to safe operating speed for various manuevers and weather situations.

Vertical speed measures measures rate of climb or descent in ft or meters per minute. This basically is used by the pilot to keep the aircraft within its design parameters on take offs and landings.

Baro Altimeter measures altitude by means of relative measurement based on air pressure above initial setting of where you took off from. Think of a pressure gauge with altitude readings instead of pressure readings that you can calibrate to zero when you begin.

Tachometer measures RPM of engine. Used to measure how much power
you are applying to the engine. Note each plane is different and the pilot
knows what RPM's to set the engine at for take-off, landing, cruise, etc.

Magnetic compass measures your relationship to the 4 cardinal points: N, S,E, & W in degrees. Used to navigate. It is easy to get lost in the sky with no
reference points to look at, especially in above cloud cover. A pilot will set
the planes heading using the compass.

Hopefully an actualy pilot can add much more to this.

[edit on 8-1-2005 by ben91069]

posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 04:57 PM
Here's the address of the Aeronautics Learning Lab ... enter your nequirements in the search engine and you should get the info you need.


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