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THERE is little doubt that the most acutely controversial topic of the moment is the threewheeled or tricycle undercarriage.
IF we trace the history of design in engineering, we can, in nearly every case we like to consider, point to a continuous development, a casting away of schemes which no longer meet new design requirements, and a continuous process of adaptation to extend the range of usefulness of the equipment...
IT has recently been said by a member of a firm of justlyfamous wire makers 1 that there is probably no finer grade of wire than that designed for aeroengine valve springs to Air Ministry Specification D.T.D.5A, and despite the fact that this article will deal principally with defects in that...
THE assumption of a pinjointed end condition will give optimistic results when the stress condition near the ends of a strut in a rigidjointed frame are of importance. The method given in this note suggests a means of determining the stress distribution in such cases.
IT seems to us, with our insular outlook, strange that a small country like Czechoslovakia could have so got the start of the majestic world in the production of really light and, at the same time, practical private aeroplanes. In this country, although the original Moth was the first successful...
THE Hobson Master Carburettor, manufactured by H. M. Hobson Components, Ltd., of Acton, incorporating Automatic Boost and Mixture controls, has done more to relieve the pilot of responsibility with regard to his engine during flight than any other invention of recent years.
LAST October a paper was presented to the Royal Aeronautical Society entitled Practical Airscrew Performance Calculations, by F. M. Thomas, F. W. Caldwell, and T. B. Rhines.
THIS seaplane is of interest, not only for its aero and hydrodynamic design, but also because of its construction. It is nowadays comparatively rare to find a flying boat with a metal hull and wooden planes although it is only a few years since the protagonists of such a system were singing its...
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
The following list of contracts placed by the Air Ministry during February is extracted from the March issue of The Ministry of Labour Gazelle
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