I recently took a group tour of the local airport and now have questions related to some of the items I saw.
First, I know that the 727 gathers temperature data from the Total Air Temperature probe (TAT). I'm confused though as to how this probe works and if the temperature indicated by the TAT is the actual temperature.
The next question comes from the 727's Pitot-Static system and how the aircraft measures pressure (and what kinds of pressure) and airspeed. I know most of these sensors are located near the nose of the aircraft, but are there anymore located elsewhere that I may have missed on the tour?
And I guess as a side question, rather odd to stick it in this topic, but nonetheless related, how does a Cessna 152 measure temperature? This one the tour guide never explained, though he did show off the neat air conditioning system for that bird.
As you probably figured, the questions above are related to school work, but the tour and online research have now got me started. How similar are the 727's Flight Sensors to that of the 707 or the 737? What kind of advances have there been in such sensors since the 727 and Cessna 152?
Thanks for your help!
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