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The Problems of Speed Measurement: The Difficulty of Arriving at Accurate Knowledge

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 1937

Abstract

MOST readers of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING, and all who have at any time been associated with performance tests, will know that the arrival at a decision as to what is the real maximum speed of any aeroplane is by no means a simple matter. There arc so many variables and possibilities of error that elaborate arrangements must be made for tests if a correct figure is to be obtained. The position has in recent years become complicated by a lack of precision and uniformity in the terms used to denote the various speeds—or, rather, the speeds obtained by various methods of measurement.

Citation

(1937), "The Problems of Speed Measurement: The Difficulty of Arriving at Accurate Knowledge", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 89-90. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030166

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MCB UP Ltd

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