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FS/T APAISA, Vol. 1, eit PEO Z Chapter 13 AIR SPEED INDICATORS, SMITHS, TYPE AS LIST OF CONTENTS: Para, Para. Introduction —... . 1 Installation eee re Types available... 2 Servicing .. n ‘Description oo 3 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Fig. art section view of Smiths type AS air speed indicator... «.. LIST OF APPENDICES App. Standard serviceability test for air speed indicators, Smiths Type AS ss. oss oe Introduction DESCRIPTION Reference to fg. shows a single tum type 1, The Smiths, Type AS speed indicators r described in this chapter are sentially differental enclosed in a large S.A.E. moulded premure eugene fo means ang ndcate las cte ), with the le ane by elt in terms of velocity, the air pressure difference ane ‘by eight "The cos between static and pitot pressures. Fundamentally {hey are the same in principle as previous ar speed tors described in this section, and diffe in internal construction, For details of the basic ‘at the rear of the instrument, and a centrally disposed pitot union (1) which also protrudes from principles of air speed indicators, reference should ‘be made to Chapter 1 of this section. ‘Types available 2 Available types with their reference mumbers the rear, is connected to the capsule (3) illas tubing. The case is marked P and $ a bebe rtd pitot and static unions respectively. 4. A cast frame (5) is secured by three screws to ‘aback plate, ed on the pitot union assembly, od: to taster opriogs beeen, thea cases ‘and ranges, are given in Table 1. > Sautlny, ‘The aid’ stew, ioaied betes the DSGAviation ‘mail@é ‘Type (knots) Ref. No. Part No, Indicator (double turn) 50 to 350 6A/2152 115 AS Indicator (single turn) 50 to 350 121 AS Indicator (single turn) 50 to 210, 6/2602 D134AS Indicator (single turn) 50 to 210 6A/4279 H 134. AS Indicator (single turn) $0 to 210 64/4395 AN/H 134 AS. Indicator (single turn) 15to 4140» 64/3007 138 AS Indicator (single turn) 30 to 210, 6A/3348 167 AS Indicator (single turn) 60 to 120 6/2674 159 AS Indicator (double turn) 40 10 280 64/9012 PW/229/AS > Nate dir speed indicators, Type AS series are calibrated to the partial compressibility formula (Chap. |, para. 9, Formula (1)). RESTRICTED tension springs, isattached to a plate (SA) which is held in an aperture on the top of the frame forms an initial adjustment for the capsule. Secured to the top of the frame is a plate, on which the dial is supported. 5. An L-shaped toc-piece, mounted fon the corrugated capsule (3), is in conteet wi a short bemctal ten. perature compensating arm (10), and a U-shaped spring (4), between them ensures a positive action, short arms integral with a horizontal rocking shaft (9) which is pivoted between two pivot screws mounted on the frame; also incorporated in this shaft is a counterbalance weight and long arm (8). 6 When pressure is applicd to the capsule, the short arm is. rotated about the rocking shaft, consequently conveying movement to the long arm (8), Since the long arm of the rocking shaft is in comtact with a roller the potnter driving gear ( Thich fs is oegh walk eda pinion (7), a pointer spindle on the Pinion imparts a final movement to the pointer. 7. A hairspring is fitted to. the handstaf pinton and acting in opposi- tion to the capsule, corrects for backlashin the mechanism, A guard with the or pinion the spring lift when tension plied. 4 prot UNION 6 roIvTER DRIVING GEAR t fact 2 Case 7 HANDSTAFE PINON 2, An overload stp i fitted inside 3 Camu ‘mo 3 tone anne the capsule to limit its movement {TOEFIECE RETAINING SrRING ROCKING SHAFT we ShonT ast and to prevent |i ADIUSTING PLATE it Static UNION Pointer ‘oscillation is damped by the inclusion of a restrictor in the pressure union. 9. Double-turn pointer indicators are similar in principle and general construction to single-turn types, but the linkage and gearing between the capsule and pointer is such that the pointer moves more than one complete rotation over the speed range of the instrument INSTALLATION 10. The instrument case is secured to the panel by four screws and it is important to ensure that when the pressure lines are connected to their Fig. 1. Part section view of Smiths, Type AS air speed indicator respective unions, the instrument is secure on the panel. ‘SERVICING 11. Servicing i restricted to a visual examination F Particularly to the glass, and to ensure ‘Gi the Wie and looting devise tecare alse that there is no apparent leakage. Should a fault bbe suspected, the indicator should be removed and tested “in accordance with ix 1 to this chapter. >< DSGaAviation vw dsguvaton ‘ral@esganavencauie RESTRICTED Fs/1 APIDISA, Vo I, Sect. 2, Cap 13. dnp Btls Appendix 1 STANDARD SERVICEABILITY TEST AIR SPEED INDICATORS, SMITHS TYPE AS Introduction 1. The following tests are to be applied to the above-mentioned instruments immediately prior to Installation in sirerat and a any (ime, their servecably is supe hs tae sien si be luring inspection periods at Equipment is. The tolerances specified must not be METHOD OF TEST 2. The instruments under test are to be mounted in the normal position, i.e., with the dial of the indicator upright and in the vertical plane. Light tapping is permissible during the test. Sudden or violent changes in pressure must not be exceeded. applied. DSGAviation | TEST EQUIPMENT wesghigenvonconsk 3. The following equipment may be used when applying the test:-— A.P.127ST, Lem Ref. No. Voi. i, Sect! 3 ‘Vacuum chamber, Mk. 6 6C/684 ‘Chap. 2 Control panel Chap. 2 Micro-manometer, null reading. Se ‘Chap. 7 a indicator calibrator, Mk. 4 6c/es Chap. » 6 Alternative Air speed i calibrator, Mk. 2 6c/420 Chap. 5 speed indicator calibrator, Mk. 2A. 6C/448 Chap. 5. Differential pressure chamber ecjiass Chap. 1 Differential pressure chamber 44s Chap. 14 Ranging 4._ Operating instructions for the tat instruments bac ean be Tound inthe Felevant chapters it AP.IDIST, Vol. 1, Sect. 3. used, direct instruments. are_ also call compressibility formula. § Bnercite,the instrument over its fll range, rth increasing and decreasing Slowly Increase pressure and check at feast three points throughout the range, of the instrument Les approximately one quarter, one half and’ three ‘Quarters of fll-oale deflection, Repeat this test with decreasing pressure. 7. The accuracy must be within the tolerances stated inthe following table, respective of whether the pressure is increasing or decreasing. Ranges over which the following | tolerances must not be exceeded Type Gn knots) | #2 a3 a6 USA | 5010200 21010350 121 aS 5010200 21010350 BAAS | 5010 210 1B AS | isto 150 159.AS | 6 to 120 167 AS | 300 210 RESTRICTED ‘Leak Test <8 Apply the leak test as follows:— a ss the test sylphon, then, sit robber tng, comncet ihe siphon tothe static connection of the indicator. (2) Slowly distend the sytphon until the indicator reads 130 knots. “Allow the indicator to settle. Check the leakage rate. There must not any measureable drop in pointer movement in 10 seconds. 4) 8s the sylphon until the indicator acts lowest eadtg’ then dseonnct the sylphon from the indicator. 9. If a leak is apparent, repair the indicator by fitting a new sealing washer between the glass and the case, and a new sealing ring between the glass and the bezel. » DEGAviation wrens + neo. mi coke RESTRICTED