April 26, 1930

What Our Readers Say

Standardization of Small Engine Parts

Airport Construction Projects


What Our Readers Say

Having just read with considerable interest the last issue of AVIATION, I feel that, despite the general excellence of your publication, I must take issue with the writers of several of the articles. The first is, “The Salesman’s Job,” by Karl E. Voelter, and I do not agree with his stand that the general public is not air-minded.

Standardization of Small Engine Parts

ENTIRELY APART from the inherent value of standardization per se, there are in the current aeronautical situation certain general factors that likewise tend to establish the present as an extremely propitious time for the introduction of standardization activity into the aircraft engine hardware field.


Airport Construction Projects

A HANGAR is to be built at the Akron Municipal Airport by the Middle States Air Line, Inc. The building, which will be about 100x120 ft., will contain an office, school rooms, a repair shop, and waiting room in addition to plane storage space.

Recent Airplane and Engine Developments

AN ARROW SPORT biplane designated as the Arrow Sport “Pursuant,” and incorporating a number of refinements and improvements, has been placed in production by the Arrow Aircraft and Motors Corporation of Havelock, Nebraska. The new ship is designed for sport and training and combines stability and ruggedness with an increased performance range.

Service Meeting at Dayton May 5

Army-Navy Standards Group Will Convene at Wright Field

The Rankin System of Flight Instructions

WHEN the enrollment of a flying school grows from five students to 570 students in one year’s time, it is evident that a system of unusual merit must be worked out for handling that number of students in one school, or the value of the course of instruction will be reduced. Such a growth is credited to the Rankin School of Flying at Portland, Ore.


The Story of Aircraft Tubing

The Last of Three Articles on Its Characteristics


Amac Demonstrates New Glider Launching Device

MASSAPEQUA (L.I., N.Y.)—A new glider launching device was recently demonstrated before several thousand spectators at Fitzmaurice Field during a glider meet for which the American Motorless Aviation Corp. was sponsor. The launching scheme follows: 100 ft. of resilient multiple strand shock cord is tied to 200 ft. of line, the cord end of which is attached to the nose of the glider and the rope end to the rear of an automobile.

Aeronautical Finance

RANKING as our largest domestic air transport system, and in point of total assets the second largest corporation in the aircraft industry, The Aviation Corp. stands to reap its share of the benefits to be derived, not only from changes in the present maladjustment of contract air mail rates but from the favorable changes developing in the entire aviation situation.


Planes & Gliders

Representatives of the Boeing system announce that the firm’s all-metal low-wing Hornet monoplane, designed to cruise at 145 m.p.h. with 2,000 lb. of mail, or mail and passengers, will be ready for tests in May. The craft is stated to be radically different in many features of design from the previous Boeing planes.
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