November 1, 1946

Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Design Development of the McDonnell Phantom

Aviation Electronics

Maintenance Testing of Automatic Direction Finders

Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

New Hydraulic Cylinders Meet Rigid Operational Needs

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Design Development of the McDonnell Phantom

Detailing for the first time the problems—and their solutions—of the U. S. Navy's first all-jet plane whose unusual structure points up new approaches to future high-speed military craft.

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Aviation Electronics

Maintenance Testing of Automatic Direction Finders

Difficulty of attaining flight conditions in a shielded room posed a test and maintenance problem—but solution was found in development of an antenna simulator to reproduce artificially the signal received by a directional loop. Described here are this special simulator, its associated test equipment, and the simplified technique employed.

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

New Hydraulic Cylinders Meet Rigid Operational Needs

Designed to afford top load-feel and emergency follow-up, these compounding cylinders—utilizing pilot's effort—are new answer to high-energy requirements for hydraulic operation of brakes and control surfaces.

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General Features

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Compounding Aircraft Engines

A thought-provoking analysis of possibilities of increasing reciprocating engine powers and efficiencies—which indicates "up-and-down" engines shouldn't all be relegated to the boneyard.

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Spotwelding Technique for Primary Structures

In this concluding installment on spotweld fabrication, Supervisor Dever discusses important operational factors pertinent to equipment, outlines Army and Navy weld specifications, and covers workinspection procedures.

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Special Articles

These Are the Export Markets

This up-to-the-minute survey shows just where U. S. plane, engine,, and accessory producers can build vital foreign trade business, and keen pointers are given on competition today and tomorrow.

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Aviation Maintenance

Up-to-date Rigging for Dc-4 Flight Controls

AILERON CONTROL WHEELS should be locked in neutral position by placing a board across four top points of control wheels. Angular clearance of 135 (±1) deg. should be obtained between, all fixed stops at Cable drums in control column head, before wheels are locked.
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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Practical Engineering of Rotary Wing Aircraft

In his initial contribution to this valuable series, Engineer McDonald begins his discussion of vibratory phenomena in rotorcraff. Presented here, is a brief history of manifestations of vibration, classification of the phenomena, and development of flapping equations for a single rotor blade.

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Depression in '47?

...controls can bring one
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