bank indicator


bank indicator
Aeron.
a flight instrument that measures the angle of roll about an aircraft's horizontal axis, thereby indicating whether or not the aircraft is skidding or slipping. Also called ball indicator, slip indicator. Cf. bank-and-turn indicator.

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  • turn-and-bank indicator — [tʉrn′ən baŋk′] n. an airplane instrument that coordinates the rate of turn with the degree of bank to help the pilot avoid a slip or skid: also turn and slip indicator …   English World dictionary

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  • bank-and-turn indicator — /bangk euhn terrn /, Aeron. a flight instrument that combines a bank indicator and turn indicator in a single unit. Also called turn and bank indicator, turn and slip indicator. * * * …   Universalium


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