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November 15, 1917

International Aircraft Standards

News of the Fortnight

Digest of the Foreign Aeronautical Press

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International Aircraft Standards

3N6—Specifications for Soft Brass Sheet General.—1. The general specification 1G1 shall form, according to their applicability, a part of these specifications. MATERIAL.—2. (a) The brass shall have the following chemical composition :
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News of the Fortnight

American Flying Records Broken A remarkable flight from Chicago to San Antonio, Tex., was completed by an L. W. F. biplane at 10 a. in., Nov. 13, during which several American records for speed and distance were shattered. An L. W. F. machine, piloted by H. W. Blakley, left Chicago on Sunday, Nov. 11, in a driving rainstorm.
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Digest of the Foreign Aeronautical Press

Aeronautics (London), September 26, 1917 Aircraft Industrial Research Association Formed.—The Society of British Aircraft Constructors decided to form a Research Association for the aeronautical industry in accordance with a recommendation made by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.
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Langley’s Flying Machine

Late of the Smithsonian Institution The Langley “aerodrome,” the first man-carrying airplane ever built, is now exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution in the older building of the United States National Museum at Washington, D. C., as a very valuable historical relic.

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Airplane Fitting

The term “ fittings ” as used in this article will apply to any of the metal pieces designed for the purpose of securing together parts of airplanes, such as struts, beams, wires, etc. The fittings used on some of the early type of foreign built war machines, recently exhibited in this country, were made

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Airplane Stays

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The Terra Tutor

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Balsa Wood

The United States Forest Products Laboratory has recently conducted a number of tests with Balsa wood to determine its general characteristics. Some of the results of these tests are now available and are published in the accompanying table.
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The Lawson Training Airplane

The primary training airplane of the Lawson Aircraft Corporation of Green Bay, Wis., is a tractor two-seater biplane and is built to the United States Army specifications, No. 1,000. The principal characteristics claimed for this machine are the following:
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