Data General Nova Star Trek (Rockwell Collins vs. Vaisala SPT11A)

Erik Baigar erik at
Tue Apr 26 10:02:11 CDT 2016

Hi Sherman!

On Tue, 26 Apr 2016, Sherman Foy wrote:

> under the heading of déjà vu, if this unit is a Rockwell Collins mil 
> hand paper tape puller, my old roommate ran the qualification tests on

Hm, the reader is a Vaisala SPT11A and I searched the internet
for readers from Rockwell Collins. The images appearing, are not
related to the Vaisala box, so I think they are different devices...

> Harbor & Warner facility.  They drove around the parking lot in the bed 
> of pickup trucks pulling tape and loading systems w/ potholes & 
> speedbumps in the way.

So some mil-spec testing using equipment readily available. Apart from
Rolm mil-spec computers, my hobby is airborne vintage avionics and I
know that Ferranti tested their intertial navigations systems for
aircraft also by torturing them in a car driving around Edinburgh
in Scotland...

     Best regards,


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