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The Measurement of Speeds

The Measurement of Speeds WHAT is its top speed This is the question which is perhaps most frequently asked about any new aeroplane, and it is certainly a question which is usually incorrectly answered. By this is not meant the natural tendency of manufacturers to be optimistic as to the paces of their latest progeny, but merely that the top speed of an aeroplane cannot be stated with accuracy until a number of careful and methodical measurements have been made. In this article a short account will be given of the errors inherent in the ordinary methods for indicating speeds, and descriptions of some of the methods evolved to measure speednot only top speed but speed generallyto a high degree of accuracy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0002-2667
DOI
10.1108/eb030167
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Abstract

WHAT is its top speed This is the question which is perhaps most frequently asked about any new aeroplane, and it is certainly a question which is usually incorrectly answered. By this is not meant the natural tendency of manufacturers to be optimistic as to the paces of their latest progeny, but merely that the top speed of an aeroplane cannot be stated with accuracy until a number of careful and methodical measurements have been made. In this article a short account will be given of the errors inherent in the ordinary methods for indicating speeds, and descriptions of some of the methods evolved to measure speednot only top speed but speed generallyto a high degree of accuracy.

Journal

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1937

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