June 25, 1928

Aeronautical Industries Inc.

The Wright ”Cyclone” Engine

Assembly Methods in the Stearman Factory


Aeronautical Industries Inc.

A New Corporation Formed to Provide the Public with Opportunities to Invest in Sound Aeronautical Enterprises

The Wright ”Cyclone” Engine

Model R-1750 is a Nine Cylinder Air Cooled Radial Designed for Heavy Duty and is Rated at 525 Hp. at 1900 R.P.M.

Assembly Methods in the Stearman Factory

THE ROUTES followed by the various sub-assemblies in the factory of the Stearman Aircraft Co., Wichita, kan., are almost on parallel lines. As a result they meet at one end of the plant, are “wedded” and leave the factory as a completed airplane.


News Notes of the Detroit Air-Olympics

BECAUSE OF the difficult conditions confronting pilots in the forthcoming National Air Tour, scheduled to take off from Ford Airport as a major feature of the Detroit Air-Olympics June 30, the Aircraft Events Committee of the Detroit Board of Commerce, sponsors of the program, have taken steps to change the tour rules on a certain portion of the route.


The Bird Wing "Imperial”

Three Place Biplane Powered With an OX-5 Engine has a High Speed of 90 M.P.H. and Lands at 30 M.P.H.

Last Minute Briefs

Approved type certificates No. 43 and No. 44 have been assigned to the Simplex “Red Arrow” open two place and closed two place monoplanes. The Simplex Aircraft Corp. of Defiance, O., manufactures the RedArrows. Air Associates, Inc., of New York will distribute Navarro Avian planes powered by Mark II Cirrus engines and equipped with Handley-Page slotted wings in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Eastern Pennsylvania.


Canadian air mail contracts have been awarded by the Post Office Department of the Government, as follows: Canadian Transcontinental Airways, Ltd.,—Montreal-Rimouski, four single trips per week; 120 trips per season, Canadian Transcontinental Airways, Ltd., Montreal-Ottawa, two single trips per week; 60 single trips per season.


The attention of the Records Committee of the F.A.I. is respectfully directed to a recent item in a New York morning newspaper—our attention caller in this case being C. B. Allen, aeronautical writer who often uses the pen name “Clarence Chamberlin”.


Velie, Floco, and Menasco-Salmson Engines Are Scheduled for Certification Tests


Success of New Variable Pitch Propeller Indicated by British Company’s Experiments

IN HELENA, England, the Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd., has been experimenting for some time with a variable pitch propeller developed by H. S. Hele-Shaw and T. E. Beacham. The advantages of the variable pitch propeller are apparent, and a successful device of this kind has been the object of much exerimentation and investigation.
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