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IT has frequently been said that what aviation has to offer to the travelling public is speed. Visvis other forms of transport this is no doubt true but it must never be forgotten that it is a special requirement superimposed upon the demands made on all forms of locomotionthat they should be...
IT is unfortunate that the date of the 17th Salon de l'Aeronautique made it impossible to include a review of it in the December issue of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING, although perhaps its consideration in retrospect may be of rather greater value.
ELASTIC deformation of the wing in relation to divergence and loss of aileron control has been studied by a number of investigators. Much of the previous investigation is based on the equivalent twodimensional wing, the success of which depends on the proper choice of a representative wing...
A GENERAL outline of the processes occurring in the working fluid of a rocket engine has been summarized previously, but the total picture is still far from complete, a number of important phenomena not having been taken into account. Their full analysis would be, however, beyond the scope of...
Under this heading are published regularly abstracts of all Reports and Memoranda of the Aeronautical Research Committee, Reports and Technical Notes of the United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and publications of other similar Research Bodies as issued.
IT has been contended that from the operators' point of view air freight is preferable to passengers because of the inability to complain or be the cause of any of the minor troubles experienced with passengers, but in the pastat least so far as civil operations were concernedair freighting as...
ON a system of mechanized conveyors very similar to its wartime P51 Mustang line, North American Aviation, Inc. on the Los Angeles Municipal Airport is turning out Navions at the rate of six per day. Scheduled production called for ten per day before the end of 1946.
The Moore and Wright MultiMike is an adjustable micrometer with a capacity of 0 to 05 in. equipped with a set of 13 anvils which allow measurements to be made in many types of slot and cavity normally inaccessible to the micrometer. It can also be used to measure the wall thickness of tubing,...
A new post, Air Member for Technical Services, has been created on the Air Council for the head of a new Department which will be responsible for all aspects of the technical work of the Royal Air Force and in particular with the building up of the technical branch as a unified section. The post...
In an aircraft, a power plant, a cowling surrounding said power plant, a propeller driven by said power plant, a fairing mounted on said propeller and having an external contour which merges with the external contour of said cowling, an orifice in the upstream end of said fairing to permit...
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