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THE publication of an article on the requirements in aircraft equipment and ground organisation, from the point of view of an air pilot, seems a suitable opportunity for considering the present position in regard to the safety of passengers carried on organised air routes. The matter has been...
FROM the very beginning of their career as aircraft engine builders in 1915, Messrs. RollsRoyce have held the view that any sacrifice of efficiency in the interests of expediency was not permissible. It was for this reason that watercooling was adopted from the outset and has been developed...
IN examining air route requirements from the Pilot's point of view they would seem, at first sight, to fall naturally under two main headings.
THE leading thought in the design of the Do.X. was that to lead to the desired goal only that which had been technically proved could be used. Every kind of experimenting was ruled out from the beginning. There is no doubt that through this precaution creative work was, to a certain extent,...
IT is roughly twentyeight years since Taylor and White first startled the engineering world by the introduction of what are known everywhere now as highspeed steels. The modern world has, however, recently suffered a revolution in machineshop conditions comparable to that which was introduced by...
SIX years ago the present author contributed a paper on Aviation Spirit Past, Present and Future, before the International Air Congress, London, 1923.
THE trials of R 100 and R 101, with the consequent revival of interest in airship technical matters, makes the present time not inappropriate for reviewing the alternative methods by which such craft can be propelled.
A CHECK will then be made of alignment and truth. The method of carrying this out has already been described in Article II of this series, and therefore need not be repeated here.
Spraying on Coatings A NEW method of applying a protective coating to materials, metallic or nonmetallic, as an alternative to the electrolytic, is being introduced into England. The system, which has for some time been in use in Germany and America, is being marketed here by Metals Coating Co.,...
Under this heading will be published regularly abstracts of all Reports and Memoranda of the Aeronautical Research Committee, Reports and Technical Notes of the U.S. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, and publications of other similar research bodies as issued.Ed.
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