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August 1, 1939

Simplifying Stress Analysis

THE AVIATION NEWS

Aviation Manufacturing

Vultee’s Special Machines

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Simplifying Stress Analysis

IN VIEW of the ever-increasing complications in the stress analysis of modern metal structures it is always good news to hear about any simplifications that can be effected. It may be worthwhile, therefore, to point out a few recent developments that may not have become generally known to structures engineers.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Aviation Manufacturing

Production of twelve Douglas DC-5 transports, the latest Douglas commercial model, is under way at the El Segundo Division of the Douglas Company. Deliveries to domestic and foreign airlines are scheduled for the latter part of 1939 and thereafter.
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Vultee’s Special Machines

In a previous article the author discussed attachments and fixtures for standard machine tool equipment. The concluding installment covers machines designed specially for aircraft work.

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The Wright Brothers as Researchers

An appreciation of their early contributions to the aeronautical sciences.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

National Aviation

Making forecasts about the National Air Races to take place this year Sept. 2, 3, and 4, from any such date as July 18, upon which this is written, is as much of a gamble as trying to pick the winner of the Kentucky Derby in a Winter book. But there is a lot of pre-race dope already floating around which does seems deserving of circulation here.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

Aviation Abroad

The big British transport merger is just about here, for the Air Ministry has published a bill putting it into effect which ought to go through Parliament without much trouble. The Imperial and British Airways stockholders have accepted the fairly generous prices offered by the government for their stock, so financial details are pretty well cleared away.
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Soaring’s Decennial

The 10th Annual National Soaring Contest, Elmira, N. Y.,June 24— July 9 1939.

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Engineering

Wellwood E. Beall has been promoted to the post of Chief Engineer of the Boeing Aircraft Company. Formerly Beall was engineer in charge of all commercial projects. Beall studied mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado, then attended the Guggenheim School of Aeronautics at New York University, where he received the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Aeronautical engineering.
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Aviation Operators Corner

W. A. Patterson, president of United Air Lines, has announced that complete cooperation in supplying weather information, hangar service facilities and other services wherever possible, would be extended to private fliers at the various points on United’s transcontinental and Pacific Coast routes.
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Flashes

Picked Up Along Editorial Airways

AGAIN, RESEARCH claims attention of Congressional committees. Dr. George Lewis returned from Europe this month with a whole new set of observations fully confirming reports of Germany’s superiority in the field of aeronautical research.
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