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The Testing of Aircraft Thermometers

R. Barrington Brock, M.B.E., B.Sc., F.R.P.S., F.C.S. (Director of Townsend & Mercer, Ltd.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 October 1943

Abstract

IT has become increasingly obvious that however good the thermometers may be in an aeroplane, they are liable to errors—sometimes quite large ones—as a result of vibration, fatigue or plain accidental damage. It seems quite likely that on operational machines an error, as long as it is constant, is of no great importance; as most pilots look for variations in their normal readings, rather than judge by the readings themselves, and, therefore, it is probably sufficient if any instrument that is obviously suspect is tested, and the others are‐taken as satisfactory.

Citation

Barrington Brock, R. (1943), "The Testing of Aircraft Thermometers", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 15 No. 10, pp. 303-304. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031064

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