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March 15, 1917

Seaplane Float Forms

Course in Aerodynamics and Airplane Design

The Inflation and Manipulation of Dirigible Balloons

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Seaplane Float Forms

The float of a seaplane is that part of the machine which enables it to float on, rise from and alight on the water. It performs the same functions on the seaplane as the landing gear on the land machine, and is virtually a small boat divided into water-tight compartments, connected to the machine proper by steel or wood struts and wire stays of sufficient length to give good clearance for the propeller from the hull and the water.

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Course in Aerodynamics and Airplane Design

Estimates of Weight Distribution

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The Inflation and Manipulation of Dirigible Balloons

The handling of lighter-than-air aircraft is a subject requiring much experience and study. Work of this character is being undertaken daily in Europe. A study of European methods will undoubtedly be of value for this country. The usual method of inflating a balloon is to lay it out with the top exposed.

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Air Maneuvers at Mineola

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An American Engine for Pursuit Airplanes

To meet the demand for an extremely light aeronautical engine for use in pursuit machines and in training work, the General Vehicle Company of Long Island City has made arrangements with the Gnome and Le Rhone Engine Company of London to build and sell 9 cylinder 100 h.p. Gnome engines in the United States.
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Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin

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Editorial

Editorial

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Editorial

The Passing of a Great Inventor

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Small Airplanes with Big Engines

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Book Reviews

Aeronautical Patents

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