In Partnership With

November 1, 1916

Official Specifications for Army Hydroaeroplanes

Course in Aerodynamics and Aeroplane Design

Nomenclature for Aeronautics

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Official Specifications for Army Hydroaeroplanes

This specification describes the design, construction, equipment, and requirements of a military hydroaeroplane adapted to coast defense reconnoissance. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. The following characteristics shall be proven to the satisfaction of the inspectors appointed by the Government for the purpose:
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Course in Aerodynamics and Aeroplane Design

Study of Pressure Distribution

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Nomenclature for Aeronautics

For the information of those interested in aeronautics, the following nomenclature has been prepared as a guide, with a view to eliminating the duplication of terms, the erroneous use of terms, and confusion of terms, and with a view to defining the principal terms which have come into use in the development of aeronautics.
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How France Trains Pilot Aviators

The following article was secured by AVIATION AND AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING from a sergeant of the American Escadrille. In the letter that accompanied the article he wrote:— "It strikes me that the subject ought to be of interest, especially since America is starting out to build an aerial fleet and to train pilots to man it.
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Aerodynamical Properties of the Triplane

The demand for increased size and weight of aeroplanes, especially seaplanes, must be met without material increase in the landing speed. On this account the wing loading remains at about 5 pounds per square foot, and for an aeroplane for fourfold the ordinary weight the wing area must be increased in like proportion.

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Civilian Cooperation with Aviation Section, U. S. A.

Besides buying machines and training aviators, the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps, U. S. A., is cooperating with a number of civilian experts on official and unofficial committees. The work of these committees is outlined below.
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Relative Positions of Propeller Axis, Center of Gravity and Wheels

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Editorials

Editorials

THE specifications for Army hydroaeroplanes (“airplanes with float landing gears” is the correct phrase according to the nomenclature of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) published in this issue are unusually complete.
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News of the Fortnight

Mineola News and Notes

The Army aviation station at Mineola, N. Y., has over seventy men actually in residence at the present time. Of the 1st Aero Co., N.G.N.Y., mustered out on September 23rd, 36 men and 1 officer were retained by special permission of the Secretary of War.
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News of the Fortnight

Army News and Announcements

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