climb indicator

climb indicator
Aeron.
an instrument that shows the rate of ascent or descent of an aircraft, operating on a differential pressure principle.
[1935-40]

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climb indicator,
an instrument that shows the rate of ascent or descent of an aircraft by reacting to changes in barometric pressure.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • climb indicator — Aeron. an instrument that shows the rate of ascent or descent of an aircraft, operating on a differential pressure principle. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • climb indicator — (Aviation) device that indicates the rate of ascent or descent of a plane …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • rate-of-climb indicator — noun an aircraft instrument that provides an indication of the vertical change in position Syn: variometer, vertical speed indicator, vertical velocity indicator …   Wiktionary

  • instant rate of climb indicator — A form of vertical speed indicator that uses internal accelerometer type air pumps to overcome the inherent lag of a conventional VSI (vertical speed indicator). This instrument thus indicates a more instantaneous indication of vertical speed …   Aviation dictionary

  • rate-of-climb indicator — /rayt euhv kluym /, Aeron. a flight instrument that indicates the rate of climb or descent of an aircraft. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • rate of climb indicator — noun An instrument installed in an aircraft that indicates the rate at which the aircraft is gaining or losing altitude …   Wiktionary

  • vertical speed indicator — A flight instrument that indicates the rate of climb or descent or the zero, or level, position at 9 o’clock. The VSI is a sensitive pressure gauge that senses the rate of change of static pressure. Atmospheric pressure is led directly into an… …   Aviation dictionary

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