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Tape Gauges, Why?

Fri Dec 21, 2001 6:11 am

I was wondring what is the advantage (or disadvantage) with tape engine gauges, instead of the normal circular ones.
I knew that some L1011 had such gauges, and I also know that NWA has in their Dc10 and B742's

My question is why?


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RE: Tape Gauges, Why?

Fri Dec 21, 2001 6:55 am

They thought that they could save alot of weight. Oil shortage back when they came out. CRT's and LCD's are lighter still.