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The deviation from a preset value of a controlled liquid level, temperature, variable pressure, or differential pressure (at minimum controllable flow) when the flow through a regulator is gradually increased from its minimum controllable flow to its rated capacity.
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i. A downward curvature of the leading edge of an airfoil to provide increased camber.
ii. A progressive decrease in RPM that occurs when a fuel control flyweight governor spring is extended and made weaker. It takes less flyweight force to come to an equilibrium with the weaker spring force and consequently a lower RPM will result.
iii. The inability of the engine power to increase as the rotor pitch is increased, causing the rotor to slow down.
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