August 20, 1956

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Soviets Pick the Electives, Then the Job

MANAGEMENT

Usaf Asks Increase in Kc-135 Output

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Tip Brakes Stabilize Coaxial Helicopter

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Soviets Pick the Electives, Then the Job

In the United States and in most Western countries, a man trained as an electrical engineer has a wide range of employment possibilities. He may, for instance, seek a job with a firm manufacturing electric appliances, or with a telephone company improving the efficiency of communication networks, or with an aircraft builder designing automatic control or radio equipment.

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MANAGEMENT

Usaf Asks Increase in Kc-135 Output

Washington—USAF is recommending that the Defense Department program an additional $150 million to accelerate the production of KC-135 jet tankers. The move, designed to increase the effectiveness of Strategic Air Command’s B-52 and B-47 bombers, was disclosed in testimony before the Senate Airpower Investigating Subcommittee by USAF Chief of Staff Gen.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Tip Brakes Stabilize Coaxial Helicopter

New York—Small rotor tip-mounted drag brakes are incorporated in the Gyrodyne XRON-1 Rotorcycle as a promising approach to directional control and stability of coaxial rotor helicopters. The brakes turn the fuselage by unbalancing the torques of the counter-rotating rotors.

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PRODUCTION ENGINEERING

Sky Warrior Custom Built for Attack

El Segundo, Calif.—Even though it is the world’s largest carrier-based plane, the Douglas A3D Skywarrior has been structurally tailored to the minimum size and weight to meet its long-range attack-bomber mission. Holding the plane’s gross weight to 70,000 lb. in the face of projections for much larger weight figures (AW Dec. 13, 1954, p. 28),

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airline, Manufacturer Views Vary on Turbine Transports

San Diego, Calif.—Airline operators and airframe manufacturers who opened the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences National Turbine-Powered Air Transportation Meeting here last week discussed the merits of turboprop versus turbojet engines for airline operations and disagreed on the effect turbine engines would have when they were in troduced.

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MANAGEMENT

Caa Activates Federal Airways Plan

First equipment orders for three-year program to be made within week; new control office created.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Northeast Wins New York-florida Battle

CAB awards New England line New York-Miami route as part of plan to bolster small trunk carriers.

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AVIONICS

B-52 Defense System Uses Two Radars

Several significant new bomber defense techniques, including a new tvpe radar, are making their first production appearances in the B-52’s automatic radar-controlled tail stinger, developed and produced by the Arma Division of American Bosch Arma Corp.

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MANAGEMENT

Industry Works Together on Vtol-stol

Washington—Recent progress in the development of short and vertical takeoff airplanes is largely due to the abandonment of traditional attitudes toward proprietary rights by a segment of the aircraft industry. This revolution—and major strides toward successful VTOL and STOL designs—was inspired by the Office of Naval Research, which has used the approach that five heads are better than one.
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AVIONICS

New Avionic Products

Potentiometer for direct mounting in printed circuits, Type PC-5, measures 4 in. dia. x¼ in. high. Resistance range is 10 to 35,000 ohms, terminal linearity is 3%, dissipation is 2 watts and rotation is 325 degrees. George-Held, Inc., 1020 North LaBrea, Los Angeles 38, Calif.
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