Present Status of Aircraft Instruments

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This report gives a brief description of the present state of development and of the performance characteristics of instruments included in the following group: speed instruments, altitude instruments, navigation instruments, power-plant instruments, oxygen instruments, instruments for aerial photography, fog-flying instruments, general problems, summary of instrument and research problems. The items considered under performance include sensitivity, scale errors, effects of temperature and pressure, effects of acceleration and vibration, time lag, damping, leaks, elastic defects, and friction.

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Subcommittee on Instruments October 9, 1930.

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This report gives a brief description of the present state of development and of the performance characteristics of instruments included in the following group: speed instruments, altitude instruments, navigation instruments, power-plant instruments, oxygen instruments, instruments for aerial photography, fog-flying instruments, general problems, summary of instrument and research problems. The items considered under performance include sensitivity, scale errors, effects of temperature and pressure, effects of acceleration and vibration, time lag, damping, leaks, elastic defects, and friction.

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153-174 p.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R20732
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930091442 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TR-371
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930091442
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc66026

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The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was a U.S. federal agency founded on March 3, 1915 to undertake, promote, and institutionalize aeronautical research. On October 1, 1958 the agency was dissolved, and its assets and personnel transferred to the newly created National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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  • October 9, 1930

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Subcommittee on Instruments. Present Status of Aircraft Instruments, report, October 9, 1930; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66026/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.