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Dr. Poison's book should serve as a textbook for many years to come since, of its type, it is one of the best books on the subject that has come to our notice for a considerable time.
OWING to the high performances demanded for presentday aeroplanes, it becomes increasingly difficult for the aviation engine manufacturers to produce engines of high power outputs having suitable dimensions for neat installation and giving low frontal area.
WHILE it is not expected in this short paper on the Proof Stress from the point of view of its application to steel to reveal anything new, it is hoped, in view of its increasing importance, that it may be of interest.
ON the assumption that brakes are essential to the operation of modern aircraft, the question of design must be considered, and the exact functions must be studied with a view to obtaining the desired results. The chief requirements of ideal brakes may be summarized as follows
No. 24 of the year 1931. A case has occurred in which a fatal accident was attributed to a Sutton harness becoming unfastened during flight as the result of bending of the twopronged safety pin, and its subsequent failure to hold the release pin in place.
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
WHEN the U.S. Army Air Force adopted its specification for antiknock petrol Y3557B involving the use of high jacket temperatures, relatively little information was available concerning the precision of the test, or the agreement to be expected among different laboratories. A short cooperative...
A METAL version of the famous Savoia S.55 twinhull seaplane has been constructed to the designs of Signor G. Gabrielle by the Societa Anonima Piaggio, of Pisa, and as a result an interesting comparison between wood and metal construction has been obtained. The metal seaplane, precisely the same...
Airscrews GENERAL 624. Emission of sound by airscrews. With diagrams. March 1919. 4d..
Vickers Show Rooms ON May 28 Vickers, Ltd., opened show rooms at Vickers House, Broadway, Westminster, in order that customers may be able to inspect examples of the many branches of the firm's manufactures, without the necessity of leaving London.
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