The measurement of air speed in airplanes

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Various methods of measuring the air speed of airplanes are described. Particular emphasis is placed on the procedure required to obtain precise measurements of speed by the use of the suspended Pitot-static head or the suspended static head. Typical calibration curves for service installations of Pitot-static heads are shown and the relation between errors in air speed and corresponding errors in observed altitude for such installations is discussed. There is included a brief discussion of various speed-course methods of measuring speed.

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Thompson, F L January 1, 1937.

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Various methods of measuring the air speed of airplanes are described. Particular emphasis is placed on the procedure required to obtain precise measurements of speed by the use of the suspended Pitot-static head or the suspended static head. Typical calibration curves for service installations of Pitot-static heads are shown and the relation between errors in air speed and corresponding errors in observed altitude for such installations is discussed. There is included a brief discussion of various speed-course methods of measuring speed.

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  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930081388 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TN-616
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930081388
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc54322

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Thompson, F L. The measurement of air speed in airplanes, report, January 1, 1937; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc54322/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.