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The Weight of Aircraft

The Weight of Aircraft ALL historical records of aviation, from the earliest attempts at flight to our presentday Schneider Trophy and other record flights, show that in common with those nineteenthcentury experimenters our modern engine and aircraft designers are in one continuous struggle with the physical laws of weight. It is true that the early pioneers were faced with the problem of flying as such to the extent of carrying one man by a heavierthanair machine a few hundred yards, but once this was achieved development quickly enlarged the problem, and weight, with its relationship to power, lifting surface, safety factors, performance, range, and laterwith the coming of civil transportfinancial weight in the form of pay load, have become the allimportant item with the aeronautical engineer and constructor. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0002-2667
DOI
10.1108/eb029098
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Abstract

ALL historical records of aviation, from the earliest attempts at flight to our presentday Schneider Trophy and other record flights, show that in common with those nineteenthcentury experimenters our modern engine and aircraft designers are in one continuous struggle with the physical laws of weight. It is true that the early pioneers were faced with the problem of flying as such to the extent of carrying one man by a heavierthanair machine a few hundred yards, but once this was achieved development quickly enlarged the problem, and weight, with its relationship to power, lifting surface, safety factors, performance, range, and laterwith the coming of civil transportfinancial weight in the form of pay load, have become the allimportant item with the aeronautical engineer and constructor.

Journal

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1929

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