I am studying the primary and secondary IFR instrument designations. I understand that the primary instrument is the one that closest represents your target value, and is normally the one gauge that isn't moving on the panel during the targeted maneuver (for example, in a constant rate turn, the Turn Coordinator is stabilized on a value after entry is completed and becomes primary).
I fly a variable pitch prop, and I think my confusion might be a result of not flying a constant speed propeller.
- Can someone explain why the CS Climb power primary isn't the airspeed indicator?
If you are stabilized on your airspeed, wouldn't airspeed dictate the power setting you want to maintain? If you change pitch, the airspeed drops/rises and the power is changed - doesn't that make the airspeed indicator primary? I have been taught to set power (on entry) and then monitor airspeed to make pitch adjustments. This makes the idea of a power primary confusing in stabilized descent/climb.
This seems like a confusing way to have to learn the material as I don't find I have to think about this while flying to effectively control the airplane...