December 1, 1940

Maintenance for the Private Owner

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION ARTICLES

Standardization Takes the Spotlight at the 1940 S.A.E. National Aircraft Production Meeting

Designing Loading Charts for Speeding Aircraft Subcontracting Work

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Maintenance for the Private Owner

To keep your ship in airworthy condition, have your maintenance done by experts. Here is a step-by-step maintenance procedure which your plane should have

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION ARTICLES

Standardization Takes the Spotlight at the 1940 S.A.E. National Aircraft Production Meeting

STANDARDIZATION as a production tool, and as an aid to national defense, was thrown into sharp relief by proceedings in Los Angeles, at the 1940 National Aircraft Production Meeting sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Highlight of the meeting was the announcement by president Arthur Nutt of appointment of the S.A.E. Aeronautical Standards Board for National Defense, with T. P. Wright as chairman.

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Designing Loading Charts for Speeding Aircraft Subcontracting Work

WHAT the aircraft parts makers have to sell are man-hours or machine-hours. What the aircraft companies want to buy are man-hours or machine-hours, put in on the production of airplane parts. How many hours can a given shop deliver day in and day out, from given equipment?

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION ARTICLES

"Only the Productive Can Be Strong— Only the Strong Can Be Free"

A report of the 1940 SAE National Aircraft Production Meeting, held in Los Angeles.

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Inflation and Profits

AS a result of an indicated increase in the national debt limit, the spectre of inflation has reappeared and has had a psychological effect upon all security values. The aviation industry does not live in a world of its own and could hardly insulate itself from any of the adverse effects of a broad inflationary wave flowing across our national economy.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION ARTICLES

Shock Absorbing Systems

THE design of the airplane landing gear shock absorbing system presents several closely related problems every one of which should require a separate study. So far as large military and commercial aircraft is concerned the present trend is definitely in favor of oleo-pneumatic or pneudraulic shock absorbers because of their smooth action, adjustability, durability, and relatively light weight.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION ARTICLES

Buyer's Log Book

What's New in Accessories, Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION ARTICLES

Sixty Planes a Day

WITH the hour of destiny for aviation at hand, an immense expansion program for National Defense has been launched by Curtiss-Wright. Aimed at attaining new high-production objectives at the earliest moment, the project will raise the corporation’s output to over 60 Curtiss military planes —ranging from pursuit, dive bomber, observation and training types to huge twin-engined transport cargo planes, daily and 2,000 Wright Cyclone engines monthly, together with large numbers of propellers during each 24-hr. period.

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THE Aviation NEWS

Aviation Finance

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4-Engine Overhaul Era

With the inauguration of 4-engine, supercharged airplanes, new problems arrive for the maintenance man to solve.

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