In Partnership With

February 1, 1933

Retractable Landing Gears

GREAT BRITAIN (PART TWO)

The Equipment of Air Forces

THE SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES

Progress of Aviation Law

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Retractable Landing Gears

Their advantages and their design for landplanes

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GREAT BRITAIN (PART TWO)

The Equipment of Air Forces

IN THE previous article dealing with Great Britain’s service air equipment the system adopted for linking up service demands with the work of the aircraft industry was outlined, the guiding principles which have hitherto obtained in the selection of aircraft and engines for the Royal Air Force were indicated, and some of the individual types of machine were described.

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THE SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES

Progress of Aviation Law

AIR transportation needs a clean-cut statement of the law with respect to the liability of the private pilot and the air transport company and its pilots for injuries occasioned by the operation of airplanes. As and when air travel becomes universal a certain toll of life and limb and loss of property will inevitably result, as with other forms of transport, and so will many a law suit.

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EDITORIALS

An Aviation Platform; Progress Report

IN THE early part of 1932, and running through four consecutive issues of AVIATION, we printed a platform of the planks which seemed to us important for the aviation industry and its various divisions to take to heart and stand upon. At that time we promised not to let the subject drop.
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THE EIGHTH OF A SERIES ON MAINTENANCE

Thunder Bird’s Nest

Observations at Pan American Airway’s Brownsville base

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FLYING EQUIPMENT

General Aviation’s Clark GA-43 Transport

A BID for economy through simplified maintenance and high cruising speed is being made by the Clark designed GA-43 transport by General Aviation Manufacturing Corporation. The new machine is a low-wing monoplane, with a full metal monocoque fuselage, fitted with retracting landing gear.

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FLYING EQUIPMENT

The New Condor Transport

THE new Curtiss-Wright Condor transport for 1933 (nine of which are under construction at the Robertson plant), now three generations removed from the Army’s heavy bomber of 1927, has shaken off all the earmarks of its military ancestry.
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FLYING EQUIPMENT

Wright Double-Row Radial Engine

MENTION was made on page 25 of the January, 1933, issue of AVIATION of the Wright fourteen-cylinder two-row Whirlwind Model R-1510 engine, installed in the special Northrop monoplane for Commander Frank Hawks. This engine has been undergoing flight and block tests by the manufacturer and the U. S. Navy over a period of some eighteen months.

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The Problem of Noise

An abstract of an article by A. H. Davis, D. Sc., physicist, N.P.L. in the Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society

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The Factory in the Home

Airplanes built without benefit of mass production

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