Calling on light civil aircraft owners

Discussion in 'Engines' started by Graeme, May 10, 2008.

  1. Graeme

    Graeme Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this is engine related but what are the venturi(?) like tubes attached to the starboard side of this aircraft? And what's their purpose? I've seen them before, but generally on vintage civil aircraft.

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    Any idea what the aircraft is? It appears to be 'hanging' in a museum.

    AviaQuiz - Name That Plane!
     
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    I think these venturi are hear for replace the vacuum pump. These venturi create a depression for the functioning of gyro.
     
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    Correct - those venturis create a vacuum for the gyro instruments (directional gyro and artificial horizon).
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    I thought they were horns for slow moving aircraft on the taxiway.
     
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    Bernoulli rules :)

    high velocity area = low pressure area for vac.
     
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    SO THAT'S WHAT THOSE ARE!

    Man, you learn somethin' new every day. Thanks to everyone who helped answer Graeme's question.

    ...and I could be wrong, but isn't that plane a Globe Swift?




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