October 1, 1946

Aviation-Research-Engineering-Production

Comfort Can Be Compatible with Design Efficiency

Aviation Research-Engineering-Production

Launching Aircraft Electrically

Aviation Research-Engineering-Production

Practical Engineering of Rotary Wing Aircraft

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Aviation-Research-Engineering-Production

Comfort Can Be Compatible with Design Efficiency

IF EVER A SOUND personal plane manufacturing industry is to be developed, we must approach the technical problems involved in a way that will produce a more advanced and satisfactory plane—one that will be in step with the times. And as a preliminary requisite to any design procedure there is needed a set of specifications based upon the full requirements expected of the product—specifications similar to those which follow.

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Aviation Research-Engineering-Production

Launching Aircraft Electrically

New assisted takeoff system shows ability to get larger payloads out of present or future airports.

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Practical Engineering of Rotary Wing Aircraft

Commencing with fundamentals for determination of correct balance and stability as obtained from tests and analyses of early autogiros, this presentation details the application of these concepts to latest types of rotorcraft.

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Putting Your Community on the Air Map

Here's how an alert Chamber of Commerce coordinated aviation activities with excellent results for its area. The pattern can be used in any size city or town.

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NEW PRODUCTS

Shop Equipment & Materials

Air Hose Coupling................51 Incorporating new feature in which coupling body does not have to be disassembled but remains intact while gasket is removed and replaced, new quick connect air hose coupling made by E. B. Wiggins Oil Tool Co., Los Angeles, is said to be leak proof under working pressures up to 1,000 lb.
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Aircrew Evaluation Plan Means More Bomb Hits

An important dividend of the great Bikini experiment is already one of our AAF's prized possessions—a system of mathematical surety for judging A-bomb crews, necessary in selecting top teams for bullseye delivery of this most lethal weapon.

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Aircraft Acoustical Problems and Possible Solutions

Concluding this important series covering a "must" item for future design, Author Jackman cites results of lightplane and jet aircraft noise surveys and points to standards of comfort and luxury for tomorrow's aircraft.

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Spotwelding Technique for Primary Structures

Stressing the growing value of spotwelding for the aircraft industry, Supervisor Dever analyzes pertinent structural design considerations and details basic preparatory steps for this fast and flexible fabrication process . . . First part of a two-part series.

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Keep Posted on Products and Practices

INFORMATION standard dimensions, installation data, and load ratings on sizes from ¼ to 4 in. shaft dia. (Also see illustrated item, page 79 of our Sept, issue.)—AVIATION, Oct., ’46. Marman Products Co., Inglewood, Cal. Also covered are special clamps, including straps, channel band couplings, Vband couplings, and manifold couplings.— AVIATION, Oct., ’46.
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AVIATION SALES & SERVICE

Oil Company Aid for the Airport Operator

There's plenty of sales and service help, but outright financing calls for more than the asking. Here's why.

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