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September 1, 1916

Notes on Aeroplane Shock Absorbers of Rubber

The Curtiss J. N. Twin Hydro

Course in Aerodynamics and Aeroplane Design

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Notes on Aeroplane Shock Absorbers of Rubber

The design of rubber shock absorbers or springs for aeroplane landing carriages is very unsatisfactory from an engineering standpoint because of uncertainty with regard to the mechanical properties of the rubber. Rubber is in almost universal use for medium and light weight aeroplanes and there appears to be no other material so well adapted to this particular employment.

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The Curtiss J. N. Twin Hydro

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Course in Aerodynamics and Aeroplane Design

Elements of Aerodynamical Theory

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The Mercedes Motor

It is possible to form an excellent conception of the Mercedes motor design from articles that have appeared in foreign contemporary aeronautical journals. A description from an outside view of captured German machines exhibited in London has been given in Flight in an article entitled “ The Mercedes Engines on the Captured Aeroplanes,” and later in L’Aérophile, under the title of "Le Moteur d’Aviation Mercedes 150 H. P.”, Jean Lagorgette gave a much fuller description that is illustrated with excellent general and detailed drawings.
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The Specification of Steel

The automobile has given a great impetus to the development of many of the so called “special steels” that are now and in the future will become more and more important in the construction of air craft. Unfortunately in many instances these steels have been developed under some special trade name or brand.

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IT IS REPORTED THAT—

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Military Training School Sites

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The Aero Club of America’s Work for Adequate Aeronautical Preparedness

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Editorials

Editorials

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Physics Notes

DISCONTINUOUS FLUID MOTION PAST A BENT PLANE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AEROPLANE PROBLEMS. G. H. Bryan and Robert Jones. (Proc. Roy. Soc., 91, pp. 354-369.) The investigation is based on the Kirchoff-Helmholtz theory of discontinuous stream line motion of a fluid moving through an orifice or past a barrier.

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New Hydro Flies Successfully

First flight of Bill Boeing and Conrad Westervelt’s first airplane, the Pacific Aero Products Model 1 (the B&W).

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