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THE start of this new year finds us involved in the war which England had been trying to avoid for a long time, though many of us had feared that, sooner or later, it was inevitable. From the aeronautical point of view, particularly, the postponements that our statesmen had succeeded in bringing...
THE organization of the German aircraft industry has been set up around 5 main companies Junkers, Heinkel, Dornier, Messerschmitt the former Bayerische Flugzeugwerke, and FockeWulf. All the other companies, with the exception of the Governmentowned Arado works, have been founded as shadow...
THE conception of the rotating wing for the sustentation of aircraft has been known for the past few centuries ref. 1, but not until recently has practical success been achieved. Modern developments are due principally to Juan do la Cierva 18951936, whose rotaplane, or autogiro, was the first...
THE outputincrease of the twostroke C.I. engine seems to be closely connected with the future possibilities of sleeve valve development. More than any other constructional solution this one offers promising remedies against inherent drawbacks of the twostroke cycle.
ALTHOUGH it is common knowledge that a steel beam may be replaced by a geometrically similar duralumin beam, with a resultant saving in weight, it is not so generally known that such a procedure invariably involves the use of an unnecessarily large quantity of the lightalloy, and is, therefore,...
THE existence of compass errors on ships resulting from the presence of masses of iron in the vicinity of the compass and the method of compensating such errors have been known for over a century. In aircraft the problem is essentially similar, but an additional complication arises where there...
WITH the increasing speed of modern aircraft it becomes pertinent to give some more thought to the correct shaping of carburettor airintakes.
A NEW type of undercarriage recording apparatus has recently been installed by Aircraft Components, Ltd. In order to reproduce landing conditions in the factory all undercarriages are dropped from such a height that the striking velocity of the wheel is equal to that of the maximum design...
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
AS users and builders of automobiles, we are so accustomed to thinking in terms of interchangeable manufacturing that we take it for granted even in the case of the aeroplane. It is true that for purposes of service and maintenance in the field, those aircraft parts which arc subject to...
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