April 1, 1943

The AVIATION NEWS

National Aviation

Aviation’s Place in the Controlled Materials Plan

MANUFACTURING SECTION

Airflow Visualization Opens New Avenues of Research

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The AVIATION NEWS

National Aviation

Henry J. Kaiser, West Coast shipbuilder, has purchased all the stock of Fleetwings, Inc., and has also become chairman of the board of Brewster Aeronautical Corp. He has not, however, acquired stock in the latter concern. Army-Navy “E” winning Fleetwings has two Pennsylvania plants employing 5,000 workers, and a third plant is under construction.
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Aviation’s Place in the Controlled Materials Plan

It will work, says WPB — "if," say manufacturers. Modifications necessary for plan's success appear imminent through government-industry cooperation.

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MANUFACTURING SECTION

Airflow Visualization Opens New Avenues of Research

With improvement in method of observing air streams, plus development of photographic means for recording airflow phenomena, new progress is foreseen in field of aerodynamics

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NEW PRODUCTS

Shop Equipment & Accessories

Stitching Wire ............44 Used to bind materials together by method similar to desk stapler, new zinc coated stitching wire developed by American Steel & Wire Co., Cleveland, has guaranteed minimum tensile strength of 290,000 lb. per sq. in., diameter of .051 in.
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MANUFACTURING SECTION

Theory and Technique of Perspective Projection*

Increasingly favored on aircraft production lines, perspective engineering illustrations are both supplementing and replacing ordinary blueprints—thus creating a wide demand for personnel trained to make these drawings. Third of a series on graphical projection, this article details Bush Superposition three-point perspective.

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SUBCONTRACTORS SECTION

Consolidated Subcontract System Coordinates Schedules

New approach to work dispersal combats ever-present problems of manpower and material. Growth and possibilities of company-owned "feeder shop" operation explained.

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MANUFACTURING SECTION

Design Considerations for Plywood Structures

Advancing beyond primary considerations of weight saving, this cogent discussion of innovations in wing design gives attention to economy in both materials and labor . .. Fourth in the author's salient series on basic factors in the design of plywood aircraft structures.

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Absenteeism... What’s the Problem?

A realistic appraisal of the aircraft industry's position analyzing causes and effects and showing how aviation has taken a nation-wide lead in bettering an already-good record.
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Flight Testing Is a Sound Business

Edmund T. Allen gave his best efforts—and finally his life—to the advancement of the major science of flight testing. In this first of three significant articles comprising his last written contribution he has outlined the vital purpose of his work and revealed the careful organization of his personnel and the structure of his department.

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Aircraft Tool Planning

Large scale production is largely a matter of good tooling which, in turn, depends on sensible tool planning. Proper job analysis is likewise essential to good tool planning. This article offers 20 essential points.

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