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ARL Flight Memory Recorder - Fire Testing Prototype, 1958 Reg. No: ST 033206
- Alternative Name(s): 'Black Box' Flight Recorder
A fire testing prototype of the ARL Flight Memory Recorder unit. This unit was tested by the Aeronautical Research Laboratories under extreme heat to ensure it would survive an aircraft accident and subsequent fuel fire.
This invention subsequently became colloquially known as the 'black box flight recorder'.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), 1982
|Dimensions:||195 mm (Height), 195 mm (Width), 260 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||BOX HAS SLIGHTLY BULGED FROM FIRE TESTING. DETACHED PLATE MEASURES 19.1 X 19.1 X 5.8CM.|
|Tagged with:||aeronautical instruments, aircraft equipment, flight memory recorders, flight recorders, aeroplanes, australian innovations, innovation design|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection, Dr David Warren, AO, Research Scientist & Inventor (1925-2010), ARL Flight Memory Recorder, Fokker Friendship|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Safety & Regulation|
|Tertiary Classification:||flight recorders|
|Manufacturer:||Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958|
|Inventor:||Dr David Warren - Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958|