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 A/c train From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 501 posts, RR: 3Posted Wed Mar 28 2001 00:29:59 UTC (15 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

 Can any AMT's or just fitters tell me were maths is used in A/C engineering , because i've only ever used it to work out bend radius and working out the c of g . Our college lecturers say you will use maths a lot more when you become a liscensed Aircraft engineer.
 NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted Wed Mar 28 2001 01:53:40 UTC (15 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

 It certainly is used, but how often it is used can vary with the nature of the work. Nothing exotic mind you; just simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You often need to convert fractional measurements into decimal ones and vise-versa-- Measurements, clearances, extrapolation and interpolation of data/readings/graphs to name just a few instances. I've gotten good at converting Centigrade to Fahrenheit in my head...I guess I'm too set in my ways to accept Centigrade readings at face value without a "what's the *real* temperature?" question in the back of my head. ---- BTW, got a question for you: I realize that the term "Engineer" in Britain is more or less analogous to the US' "mechanic"...but what is a "fitter" and what is the difference between they and engineers?
 VC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3727 posts, RR: 32 Reply 2, posted Wed Mar 28 2001 09:42:30 UTC (15 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

 1. I have had to convert the Kgs fuel load on a flight plan to the Lbs on the a/c gauges and then litres on the Bowser to gallons in the log book. 2. Calculating how much weight to add to a CF6 fan for fan balancing. 3. Calculating how much biocide to add to an a/c fuel system. All fairly simple stuff as NKP S2 says. A UK Engineer is equivalent to an A&P A fitter is a non-licenced mech.
 Cabbage From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted Mon Apr 2 2001 05:09:29 UTC (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

 Pitot Statics too the figures u want are always in inches of mercury or inches of water or bars or knots or atmospheres and the only puff box u can find never has the same scale
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