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SINCE we wrote last month, Civil Aviation has come definitely into the forefront of the news. An or should it be The Independent Committee on The Future of Civil Aviation has published its First Report the Joint Air Transport Committee of The Association of British Chambers of Commerce, The...
OWING to vibration troubles which occasionally arise in engine crankshaft propeller systems, it has become necessary to investigate such possibilities in the design stage. In this paper we are concerned with the torsional vibration of an engine crankshaft coupled with flexural vibration of the...
IN view of the extensive employment of fluids in the operation and control of modern aeroengines and aircraft equipment, it is essential that a clear understanding of the laws governing the motion of such fluids is possessed by those interested in the design of the systems involved. In the...
THE eleventh annual meeting of the Institute was for the first time held simultaneously in three centresin New York City at Columbia University, in Detroit at Rackham Educational Memorial, and in Los Angeles at the University of Southern Californiafrom January 25 to 29. The purpose of the three...
ALL essential data on operation, performance and stresses of a newmodel aircraft in flight test are picked up, transmitted and recorded automatically by a radio system developed and built by Vultec Aircraft Inc., of Downey, California. The indications of seventytwo different instruments in the...
THE first part of this article, published in last month's issue of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING, outlined the operation of the nonstatistical method of sampling inspection commonly met with in purchasing specifications, and explained the inability of such a sampling clause to discriminate effectively...
The Venwick Contour Projector Fig. 1 THIS instrument is mounted on a cast iron frame under which is fitted the tubular undercarriage which is supported by four substantial ballbearing selfaligning castors. See Fig. 1.
A hollow metal blade for a controllablepitch propeller having an integral base end flange formed to provide an annular thrust bearing race on one side thereof and a closely adjacent blade turning gear sector, on the opposite side thereof, and a closure member for the base end of said blade...
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