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Redbasterd_FOG
04-12-2006, 12:43 PM
Oleg please tell me why all the temp gauges in U.S. aircraft are marked in deg C instead of deg F as they should be I.E oil temp, coolant temp, cly head temp, having seen the inside of the cockpits of the majority of these a/c I can tell you that not one has any gauges marked in deg C, is this on purpose or just an oversight? Oh and why do the majority of them not even work in the first place?

3.JG51_BigBear
04-12-2006, 01:05 PM
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/books/cockpit/sm...51-F6D%20Mustang.jpg (http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/books/cockpit/small/North%20American%20P-51-F6D%20Mustang.jpg)

These gauges are in Centigrade.

vocatx
04-12-2006, 01:10 PM
Cylinder head temperatures on many U.S. aircraft were and are marked in degrees Celsius, while most other guages are graduated in standard units. I think it has to do with the very high temperatures reached with certain parts (exhaust gas, cylinder heads, etc.).

Redbasterd_FOG
04-12-2006, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by 3.JG51_BigBear:
http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/books/cockpit/sm...51-F6D%20Mustang.jpg (http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/wwii/books/cockpit/small/North%20American%20P-51-F6D%20Mustang.jpg)

These gauges are in Centigrade.

Looks like ya got me on that 51 huh lol, thats still werid

Redbasterd_FOG
04-12-2006, 05:28 PM
Well I found some more high rez cockpit pics and it looks like Im a moron after all, everyone but the corsair I looked at had units in deg C (corsair had oil temp in deg F and cyl head temp in deg C). So I formally eat crow on this one boys. Pretty bad I really have seen the cockpits in person but I had a better view from the internet. Oh well its a crazy mixed up world of units after all lol

stansdds
04-12-2006, 05:51 PM
Crow goes down a little better if you put a little salt on it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

mortoma
04-12-2006, 09:42 PM
Yeah, the fahrenheit scale would have three digit numbers at low temps while the centigrade one doesn't have three digits until boiling point ( 212F ) so they could cram numbers on the dial for higher temps using centigrade. Easier to put two digits numbers on a dial.