Vector

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1 Adj, having both magnitude and direction; thus velocity is * quantity, speed is not. Aerospace is normally based on Euclidean geometry. 2 Line representing […]

Vast

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1 Versatile avionics shop test(er); packaged laboratory for installation on Navy airfields or carriers; occasionally ‘a’ held to mean automatic. 2 Vibration analysis systems technique […]

Varnish

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1 Solutions of resins, eg common gum or wood rosin, in drying oil, eg linseed. 2 Thick slimes in overheated lubricant.

Varistor

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 Two-electrode semiconductor resistor characterized by resistance varying inversely with applied V, in either direction of current.

Variometer

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 1 Aneroid-type VSI (traditional term of gliding fraternity; * used to seek thermals). 2 Variable inductive coupler with fixed and moving coils or rotors for […]

Variation

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 1 Horizontal angle between local magnetic and geographical meridians, expressed as E or W to indicate direction of magnetic pole from true. Also called declination […]

Variable-timing

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 Feature of magneto drives enabling ignition to be advanced or retarded [there are many other aerospace meanings].

Variable-sweep

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 Aerofoil is pivoted so that sweep angle can be varied. Mainly applicable to main wings, where left/right wings are made separate from rest of structure […]

variable-stroke

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 Though many reciprocating engines and machines patented with *, invariably means axial oscillating oscillating plunger liquid pump driven by variable-angle swashplate (see variable-delivery).  

Variable-stator

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 Usually means gas turbine with not just one but several rows of variable-incidence stator blades (vanes) in axial compressor(s). These are required to avoid surge […]