In Partnership With

June 4, 1928

Naval Reserve Aviation

The Aero Craft ”Aero Coupe”

Applying Racing Practices to Military Designs

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Naval Reserve Aviation

Since its Inception in 1923, 175 Men Have Been Trained and Four Reserve Aviation Units Have Been Established

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The Aero Craft ”Aero Coupe”

All-Purpose Three Place Biplane is Powered with a Warner “Scarab” Engine and has a High Speed of 115 M.P.H.

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Applying Racing Practices to Military Designs

WITHOUT DOUBT, the British last year, proved that with the best brains available in the air cooled and water cooled engine fields, as far as high speed racing results are concerned, the water cooled engine still stands in the lead. The reason for this evidently is due to the persistence of the air cooled engineers to continue the radial design in its original form, which due to its large projected area makes it impossible to properly cowl or streamline sufficiently to get speeds comparable with the small projected area water cooled engine.

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MANUFACTURERS' SPECIFICATIONS ON ENGINES AVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL USE AS COMPILED BY AVIATION

THE TABLE BELOW IS BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE BUT AVIATION DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FIGURES GIVEN

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Bowser Fueling Equipment for Airports

THE FIRST step taken by S. F. Bowser & Co., Fort Wayne, Ind., in the task of developing a suitable type of stationary equipment for aviation fueling purposes, was to study the existing conditions. The company’s officials consulted experts on commercial aviation, and visited fields in operation in order to determine just what the conditions were that must be met, and what type of equipment would best meet those conditions, not only at that time but also in the future.

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The Warner "Scarab"

New Seven Cylinder Radial Engine Rated at 110 Hp. at 1850 R.P.M.

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The "Starling” Biplane

A Three Place, Open Cockpit Biplane of Conventional Design and Construction Powered with an OX-5

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Last Minute Briefs

The new Curtiss Robin plane has been awarded approved type certificate No. 40, according to an announcement from C. L. Ofenstein of the Department of Commerce. A 40 acre flying field is being established at Kankakee, Ill., by the Wilson-Koerner Aviation Co. of Kempton, Ill.
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SIDE SLIPS

As the news may not have reached some of the readers of AVIATION who have been working hard and worrying along all these years in the hope that some day “this airplane business” might be saved and actually amount to something, we hasten to spread the good word.

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AIRPORTS AND AIRWAYS

Kansas City, Mo.

The visit of the giant Western Air Express plane created much interest on its visit to Kansas City on its way from the Fokker factory at Hasbrouck Heights, N. J., to Los Angeles. The plane, one of the three from the factory to the West Coast on different routes, landed at the Kansas City municipal airport.

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