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Pressure Instruments [21 (10)


Question 89 (in database)
An altimeter:
a) contains a barometric capsule, connected to a total pressure source, that contracts during a
descent.

b) contains a

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capsule that expands during a descent.

c) consists of a~nstrument case connected to a static pressure source. The instrument

case contains a seal

, partIailGevar;uate-d aneroid capsule which contracts during a descent.


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d) contains a partially evacuated capsule that expa[lds during a descent.


The correct answer is c.
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Question 296 (in database)
To calculate Rectified Air Speed (or Calibrated Air Speed) from Indicated Air Speed, account
must be taken of:

b) position error.

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c) temperature error.
d) instrument and position error.
The correct answer is d.
Question 90 (in database)
In icing conditions, if a static vent became blocked during level flight and the aircraft
subsequently climbed, the readings on the Altimeter, the VSI and the ASI would:

VSI

Altimeter

a) remain unchanged

remain unchanged

ASI
under-read

under~ead

c) under-read

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d) over-read
The correct answer is a.

over-read

under ead

Question 88 (in database)


If an unpressurised aircraft has an alternate static source within the cockpit, the alternate static
pressure:

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b) will be higher

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c) will be unreliable because of ingress of moisture from the pitot


d) will be lower than the outside static source.
The correct answer is d.

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Question 84 (in database)


When an aircraft is in flight, the pressure sensed by the forward facing hole in the pitot tube is:
a) static pressure only.
b) total pressu~ dynamic pressure.

, Ius static pressure.


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d) dynamic pressure only.
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The correct answer is c.
c) dynamic press "

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Question 86 (in databasE!)


If, during descent, the static sources to the airspeed indicator and altimeter become blocked by
ice:

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b) the airspsed indicator will ul i:!:fAd'

d the altimeter will over-read.

c) both instruments will over-read.


d) both instruments will under-read.
The correct answer is c.
Question 91 (in database)
If the power suppl~' to the pitot heater failed during flight in icing conditions and the aircraft
subsequently descended, the readings on the Altimeter, the VSI and the ASI would, if ice had
blocked the pitot (Total Pressure) tube:
Altimeter

VSI
under-read

a) read
b) under-read

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ASI

c) read Correctly

read Correctly

over-read

d) read Correctly
The correct answer is d.

read Correctly

under-read

Question 85 (in database)


The principle of operation of the Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI) is that it:
a) compares static pressure in a capsule, sensed through a direct static vent, with that in the
instrument's case, sensed though a metered vent. The VSI is, thus, able to detect the rate of
change of static pressure with height.

b) compares total e~ ure from the pitot tube with static pressure from the static vents. The VSI
is calibrated to show e differe cabetween the two as a vertical speed in feet per minute.

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tube with static pressure from the static vents. The


c) compares dynamic pressure{froJ
VSI is calibrated to show the difference betweenthe two as a vertical speed in feet per minute
or metres per second.
d) senses total pressure only, from the pitot tube, and converts the change in total pressure with
height into a rate of climb or descent, measured either in feet per minute or metres per second.
The correct answer is a.

Question 87 (in database)


Ignoring any Instrument or Position Errors, in what conditions will the Air Speed Indicator
indicate the True Airspeed of an aircraft?
a) In ISA, sea-Ieyel conditions only.
b)At any altitu~ perature.
c) At any altitude, ,.

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d) At any altitude, ut only


The correct answer is a.

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Question 83 (in database)


If, while an aircraft is descending, the static vent leading to the Vertical Spesd Indicator becomes
blocked, the indicator will:

~, e same reading.

a) continue to

b) indicate a climb_

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cl indicate a descent.
d) show a zero reading, after a short delay.
The correct answer is d.