rate-of-climb indicator

an aircraft instrument that provides an indication of the vertical change in position
Syn: variometer, vertical speed indicator, vertical velocity indicator

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  • rate-of-climb indicator — noun : a standard flight instrument that indicates the rate of ascent or descent of an airplane * * * /rayt euhv kluym /, Aeron. a flight instrument that indicates the rate of climb or descent of an aircraft. [1945 50] * * * rate of climb… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rate-of-climb indicator — stačiojo greičio rodytuvas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Aviacinis įtaisas, rodantis stačiąjį orlaivio kilimo ar leidimosi greičio sandą. atitikmenys: angl. rate of climb indicator; vertical speed indicator vok.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • rate-of-climb indicator — An aircraft instrument indicating the rate of climb or descent in feet per minute or meters per second. The same as a vertical speed indicator, or VSI …   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

  • 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 — An F 15 Eagle climbing and releasing flares. In aeronautics, the rate of climb (RoC) is an aircraft s vertical speed the rate of change in altitude. In most ICAO member countries (even in otherwise metric countries), this is usually expressed in… …   Wikipedia

  • rate of climb — The rate of gain of vertical height per unit of time (i.e., feet/minute or meters/second). The rate of climb is normally calculated when an aircraft is climbing at its specified climbing speed and not in zoom climb. In helicopters, there are two… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Rate of Climb and Descent Indicator — The Rate of Climb and Descent Indicator (RCDI) is an aircraft cockpit instrument displaying vertical speed. Other terms used are Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI), or, for particularly sensitive RCDIs in gliders, Variometer .The principle of… …   Wikipedia

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

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