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December 1, 1937

Solving Space Structures Graphically

AIR NAVIGATION

Finding Your Way in the Air

“Here Goes Nothing!"

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Solving Space Structures Graphically

THE APPLICATION of graphical methods to the solution of space structures, i.e., of structures, all members of which do not lie in the same plane, is difficult, and often impossible. Yet, the graphical method is so much quicker and easier than the analytical method that it is very desirable to extend its use to space structures as well.

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AIR NAVIGATION

Finding Your Way in the Air

IV. CELESTIAL NAVIGATION

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“Here Goes Nothing!"

IN THE EARLY DAYS OF AVIATION every flight was somewhat in the nature of a test flight. And it was a test typical of a period happily behind us, a period of knowing very little and guessing very much about how the airplane would behave once it got into the air under any given set of conditions.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Loening Sides with Clippers

Boosts Maritime Commission Control; Says Normandies Out, Zeppelins Fair

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Flying Equipment

Martin Ocean Transport

THE AIRLINE OPERATORS are justified in wanting to make money. Today, that is beginning to be no trick at all for the fellow who makes five or six hundred mile jumps between stops. But the operator who has to fly across an ocean soon finds his largest cargo is gasoline and the number of gallons per passenger quickly reaches appalling proportions.
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Producing the Ryan S-C

How manufacturing methods have been developed in conjunction with design to simplify metal plane production problems through utilization of the drop-hammer forming process.

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Flashes From the Skyways of the World

JUST FIGURED IT OUT that in the last two months the editorial staff of AVIATION has travelled upwards of 15,000 miles hither and thither, practically all by air. Besides the visiting about incidental to the Cleveland Races (Taylor Aircraft, Taylor-Young, Lycoming, RCA, Fleetwings, Luscombe, etc.) and our second Bermuda flight as reported in last month’s Flashes, our West Coast Editor recently wound up a transcontinental round trip which took him through the middleand south-west areas, and your editor has just returned from a two weeks’ cruise into the northwest territories.
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Flying Equipment

More About That Waco 3-Wheeler

Hugh Perry discusses some of the advantages of nose-wheeling and reveals a few details of construction and performance.

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Operator's Corner

QUESTION 27: What has been your experience in selling airplanes to prospects who carry substantial life insurance? Have you found the ratings put on private pilots productive of sales resistance? What methods have you used to overcome the difficulties resulting from this condition?
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Aviation People

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