ASTB

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jwinko12
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ASTB
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2012-02-26 17:50:08
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What is the purpose of the following instruments
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  1. AIRSPEED INDICATOR
    Measures airspeed in knots. It is calculated by the pitot tube.
  2. VERTICAL SPEED INDICATOR (VSI)
    measures the rate of climbs and descents
  3. ALTIMETER
    Indicates altitude. Dial is set to 29.92, barometric pressure at sea level on a standard day
  4. ARTIFICIAL HORIZON/ ATTITUDE INDICATOR
    Indicates the pitch and angle of bank (roll)
  5. TURN NEEDLE
    Indicates rates of turn (standard and half standard)
  6. TACHOMETER
    measure revolutions per minute
  7. TRANSPONDER
    • sends a discrete four digit squawk to the controlling FAA agency for identification purposes. It can also be used in an emergency by using the code 7700
    • lost communication 7600
    • hijack 7500
  8. CLOCK
    Used to measure rates based on time and distance. Communicated on a 24 hours timeline

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