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February 1, 1947

Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Design Development of the Douglas Xb-42

Aviation Maintenance

Maintenance Planning for New Aircraft

Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Static Stability Analysis for Flying Boats and Seaplanes

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Design Development of the Douglas Xb-42

What the problems were—and how they were solved—in getting a truly unorthodox airplane in the air less than 10 mo. from start of design. Presenting basic data of extreme value in engineering future craft utilizing these new aerodynamic features.

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Aviation Maintenance

Maintenance Planning for New Aircraft

Here are the steps which Pan-American has already taken to assure smooth, efficient integration of two new aircraft types. It is a planning example applicable to small as well as large operations.

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Static Stability Analysis for Flying Boats and Seaplanes

Further developing his concise examination, Hydrodynamicist Stout discusses the salient considerations of float design and required float displacement.

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Special Article

Uruguay and Bolivia Facing Civil Aviation Reorganizations

With their respective governments taking a keener interest in aviation activities, Author Galster predicts manifold changes are slated, aiming for development of broader and more efficient commercial services in these South American republics.

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Transonic Hazards Reduced

New wind tunnel data gives promise of less difficulty for airfoils in passing through the speed range of sound.

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

These Test Procedures Keyed Jet Engine Advance

How comprehensive proving methods—some following reciprocating engine practice, some involving entirely new techniques — were devised to attain maximum strength and thermodynamic performance in jet propulsion power plants.

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Air Conditioning Turbine-propelled Aircraft

Since speeds over 500 mph. make cabin cooling absolutely essential, this discussion of refrigerating systems is vital to airplane design, production, and maintenance engineers. Besides giving fundamentals of a new art, this important article shows the great need for close cooperation between airframe, power plant, and equipment designers.

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Regular Features

What's New in Products and Practices

... Key facts on the latest devices and equipment, tools and materials, product-and-practice literature. For additional data on any item, or copies of literature, simply fill in handy form (page 17), clip it to your letterhead and mail to AVIATION Reader's Service. There is no cost, no obligation.

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Aviation Electronics

Global Avigation System Projected By Picao

Techniques and devices which Organization favors in move to provide uniform radio-aid facilities, thus improving regularity and safety of world's commercial air transport.

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Regular Features

Recent Books

Thumbnail reviews of selected aviation books and pertinent business and industrial texts.

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