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Old 03-14-2018, 07:50 AM   #278
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Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
It’s incapable of compensating for DA, weight, altitude, static port placement issues. There’s a reason it’s an ‘indicated’ airspeed, not a true or calibrated airspeed.
Now that's a really weird statement. Why should an ASI compensate for weight? If two identical aircraft at different weight are instructed to fly e.g. 250kts, which one would fly at the 'correct' 250kts?
Why should it indicate TAS? Since most stall speed tables are in IAS and an aircraft stalls (in level flight) due to low IAS and certainly not TAS.

Looks like you have the wrong expectation of what an ASI should do. (Furthermore there are of course ASIs which indicate TAS and Mach)
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