May 1, 1943

Aviation Manufacturing

Design Analysis of the Bell Airacobra From Cannon to Tail

Aviation Manufacturing

Power Generation From Aircraft Engines

NEW PRODUCTS

Shop Equipment & Accessories

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Aviation Manufacturing

Design Analysis of the Bell Airacobra From Cannon to Tail

Here is the first part-by-part study of a leading American warplane, revealing hitherto undisclosed technical details of the famous P-39 fighter and arranged for engineering reference.

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Aviation Manufacturing

Power Generation From Aircraft Engines

Thousands of airplane engines dissipating their energies in test cells night and day, countrywide, present a picture of waste not to be ignored. The means to return 40 to 60 percent of this power for more production, while saving space and cutting change time between runs, are fully presented here.

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NEW PRODUCTS

Shop Equipment & Accessories

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AIR TRANSPORT

Feeder Airlines Pose Problems

Industry and CAB face four major decisions in development of new and vital part of nation's postwar transport system.

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Wanted—a National Aviation Policy

Aircraft producers and airline operators are, it is pointed out, entitled to know now what postwar regulation they face, and the industry's counsel should be sought in the rule-making.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Instrument Approach By Radio Direction Finder

Accurate methods of approach by loop direction finder, using nondirectional radio beacons, are now of prime importance in aircraft operations abroad where familiar radio ranges are absent. Here nowind to moderate-wind conditions are covered. Higher wind conditions will be considered in Part II, to follow in an early issue.

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Aviation Manufacturing

Points on Plastics in Aircraft Engineering

Plastics are "taking to the air" in strikingly increasing number. Comparative properties of these materials are dealt with by the author in this second article of his timely series presenting pertinent data on engineering and production of plastic components for aircraft.

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The AVIATION NEWS

Aviation Finance

AFTER HAVING CONCLUDED their most prosperous year in 1942, the domestic airlines have suffered several jolts this year. These include lower airmail pay and government pressure to reduce passenger rates. These developments may well cause a quite substantial cut in revenues.

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Alcan Highway... Pioneered From the Air

A land route into Alaska, so long a vision in men's minds, has at last been realized, strategy of world conflict having supplied the impetus. And today the global potentialities of this project are too great to be forecast. But though it took this war to launch it, the highway was actually founded in 15 yr. of flying—as tellingly revealed here

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Factors and Flaws of Contract Renegotiation

Congress intends to "smack down" World War II war-profit ghosts before they can arise. But pointed questions are raised regarding renegotiation before excess profits taxes, impairment of reserves for the future, lack of a board of review, and of a true administrative "yardstick."

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