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A CONSIDERABLE proportion of this issue is devoted to two articles of an essentially practical nature which, though appealing perhaps primarily to works managers and others in positions of responsibility in the shops, have their lessons also for designers and those employed in the drawing office.
IT appears from published work on brakes that no general theoretical basis has been presented on which the problem of the servo shoe brake can be studied, though empirical procedures have been used and special cases have been examined analytically. In this essay a simple theory is presented for...
THE chemist regards magnesium as a highly reactive metal for such reasons as the inflammability of its powder or foil in air, its active displacement of hydrogen gas from many aqueous chloride solutions, and its position near the reactive end of the electrodepotential series. All these suggest...
IN modern aircraft a large percentage of the parts and details which make up the complete structure require heat treatment at some stage of fabrication. The heattreatment requirements necessitated by any particular design, and hence the furnace equipment of the factory requisite for dealing with...
THESE notes will be confined exclusively to oxyacetylene welding, as in this country at all events, the use of electric welding of any kind in aircraft construction is still more or less in the experimental stage.
Up to the present there has been one serious omission in the aeronautical library, in that there has been no publication dealing with one of the most important branches of aeronautical engineeringthe performance testing of aircraft.
AIRCRAFT of the type known under the Registered Trade Mark Autogiio, have means for controllably tilting the rotor axis in relation to the body in one or more substantially vertical planes about real or virtual pivot axes, any such pivot axis being located above the centre of gravity of the...
The following lists of contracts placed by the Air Ministry during September and October are extracted from the October and November issues of The Ministry of Labour Gazette.
Under this heading are 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
A device for preventing fire due to back fires from internal combustion engines comprises a chamber 1 which is fitted to the air inlet of the carburettor. The chamber is fitted with baffles 3, 4 which form pockets facing towards the carburettor and the free edges of which overlap or lie in the...
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