Questions tagged [altimeter]

The instrument which indicates the aircraft's altitude, usually based on atmospheric pressure, but sometimes on radar or GPS data instead.

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Is this vintage altimeter from the Cuatro Vientos?

My father who was a pilot, passed away some years ago and I have a vintage altimeter that he told me someone gave him. They assured him that it belonged to the Cuatro Vientos airplane, but I'm not ...
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How can I compute indicated altitude?

I would like to compute what an altimeter would display given a true altitude and atmospheric conditions. Specifically: Given: True altitude, in feet Outside air temperature, in degrees C Local ...
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How does the mounting surface flatness affect radio altimeter reading?

It is recommended that the antennas be installed on flat surfaces. For some UAVs, the bottom of the fuselage is very narrow and sharply curved away from the antennas. How does it affect the ...