August 1, 1946

Aviation Research—Engineering-Production

Practical Engineering of Rotary Wing Aircraft

Aviation Research—Engineering-Production

The Northrop Xb-35 Flying Wing Superbomber

Aviation Research—Engineering-Production

Simplifying Personal Plane Design

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Aviation Research—Engineering-Production

Practical Engineering of Rotary Wing Aircraft

Continuing his comprehensive discussion of rotorcraft design problems, Engineer Stanley presents two further analyses—first, a study of the appplication of jet-drive to blades of a direct control autogiro; second, an examination of loads developed in blades of a jet-driven 'copter or in autogiro blades with jet-assisted takeoff and landing features.

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Aviation Research—Engineering-Production

The Northrop Xb-35 Flying Wing Superbomber

WHEN THE XB-35 “All Wing” Array bomber flew for the first time the morning of June 25, 1946, it represented substantial progress in the development of this type of aircraft from the time the first Northrop “wing” of 30-ft. span was flown in 1929, to the 176-ft. span and 100-ton size of the present 12,000 lip. super-bomber.

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Aviation Research—Engineering-Production

Simplifying Personal Plane Design

Here, for the "general practitioner," is an easily workable method of power estimation — together with handy formulas for the engineering department whose time- and money-budgets don't include specialists.

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Aviation Research—Engineering-Production

Aircraft Acoustical Problems and Possible Solutions

Presenting new tools and techniques for determining proper power plant location and other factors necessary to increase airplane efficiency by lowering noise levels.

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Evaluating Operation Crossroads

SIGNPOSTS OF THE FUTURE of American military aviation, many of them existing but previously unheeded, were erected liberally and made clearly visible at Operation Crossroads. The most significant indicate : Complete obsolescence of the conventional airplane as a defense-attack weapon within 10 yr. ;

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Aviation Research—Engineering-Production

Design Development of Horten Flying Wings

Eight types built, four projected by German brothers who tried variety of control systems and configurations in both gliders and powered craft, latter including twin-jet fighter-bomber and 60-passenger transoceanic transport.
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NEW PRODUCTS

Keep Posted on Products and Practices

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AVIATION SALES & SERVICE

Here's What the Public Wants

Nation-wide survey reveals what average man and woman has been led to expect in personal planes; shows urgent need for widespread education by entire industry in national air power policy and airline facilities.
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FIELD OPERATIONS

This Flying Service Promotion Really Boosts Business

Showing how to stimulate interest in local airport activities, the author presents effective methods of general and direct promotion means and advantages of stressing the short flight.

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FINANCE

Profits Balanced Reconversion Costs

Concluding his study of manufacturers' profit-or-loss possibilities this year, our financial analyst swings west to check the financial positions of major airframe producers on the Pacific Coast.

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