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The 5- by 7-meter wind tunnel of the DVL

The 5- by 7-meter wind tunnel of the DVL

Date: October 3, 1936
Creator: Kramer, M
Description: The report contains a description of the DVL wind tunnel. According to the cones fixed, an elliptical stream with axes 5 by 7 meters and length 9 meters, or a stream 6 by 8 meters in cross section and 11 meters in length is available. The top speed with the smaller cone is 65 meters per second. The testing equipment consists of an automatic six-component balance and a test rig for propellers and engines up to 650 horsepower.
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The 1000 HP traffic airplane of the Zeppelin Works in Staaken

The 1000 HP traffic airplane of the Zeppelin Works in Staaken

Date: September 1921
Creator: Rohrbach, A K
Description: None
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The 1926 German seaplane contest

The 1926 German seaplane contest

Date: March 1928
Creator: Seewald, F; Blenk, H & Liebers, F
Description: The report discusses the problem of rating the various seaplane designs from the 1926 seaplane contest. The whole process of rating consists in measuring the climbing speed, flying weight and carrying capacity of a seaplane and then using these data as the basis of a construction problem.
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The 1929 Rhon soaring-flight contest

The 1929 Rhon soaring-flight contest

Date: April 1930
Creator: Lippisch, Alexander
Description: The limitation of the 1929 contest to performance gliders necessitated the establishment of a formula which would make it possible to distinguish between performance gliders and school and training gliders. The sinking speed was therefore adopted as the basis for such a distinction, and the requirement was made that the sinking speed of a performance glider should not exceed 0.8 m/s. The rest of the report details the different entries with regard to design and performance.
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The 1933 contest for the Deutsch de la Meurthe trophy

The 1933 contest for the Deutsch de la Meurthe trophy

Date: October 1933
Creator: Leglise, Pierre; Hirschauer, L & Saladin, Raymond
Description: None
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The 1934 contest for the Deutsch de la Meurthe trophy

The 1934 contest for the Deutsch de la Meurthe trophy

Date: February 1935
Creator: Leglise, Pierre
Description: This report presents a description of the rules, history and new technical innovations in the Deutsch de la Meurthe Cup race of 1934.
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The Aachen wind-tunnel balance

The Aachen wind-tunnel balance

Date: November 1934
Creator: Wieselsberger, C
Description: A description of the balance in the Aachen wind-tunnel.
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Abacus for the reduction of English measures to the metric system and vice versa

Abacus for the reduction of English measures to the metric system and vice versa

Date: July 1921
Creator: Tenani, Mario
Description: This report presents a description of the abacus as well as construction details. There is also a detailed description on how to use the abacus.
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Abacus giving the variation of the mean pressure of an aviation engine as a function of its speed of rotation

Abacus giving the variation of the mean pressure of an aviation engine as a function of its speed of rotation

Date: March 1921
Creator: Margoulis, W
Description: Comparing the results of the calculations for computing the mean pressure of an aviation engine for any number of revolutions, with those of experiment, the writer, by numerous examples, shows the perfect agreement between them. This report will show that, by means of a special abacus, an engineer can instantly plot the characteristics of an engine.
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Absorbing landing shocks

Absorbing landing shocks

Date: August 1923
Creator: Warner, Edward P
Description: Tires, steel springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, and axle travel are all examined in relation to absorbing landing shocks.
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Accurate calculation of multispar cantilever and semicantilever wings with parallel webs under direct and indirect loading

Accurate calculation of multispar cantilever and semicantilever wings with parallel webs under direct and indirect loading

Date: March 1932
Creator: Sanger, Eugen
Description: In the present report the computation is actually carried through for the case of parallel spars of equal resistance in bending without direct loading, including plotting of the influence lines; for other cases the method of calculation is explained. The development of large size airplanes can be speeded up by accurate methods of calculation such as this.
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Acoustics of a nonhomogeneous moving medium.

Acoustics of a nonhomogeneous moving medium.

Date: February 1, 1956
Creator: Blokhintsev, D I
Description: Theoretical basis of the acoustics of a moving nonhomogeneous medium is considered in this report. Experiments that illustrate or confirm some of the theoretical explanation or derivation of these acoustics are also included.
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Activation of hydrocarbons and the octane number

Activation of hydrocarbons and the octane number

Date: October 1, 1939
Creator: Peschard, Marcel
Description: This report presents an examination of the history of research on engine knocking and the various types of fuels used in the investigations of this phenomenon. According to this report, the spontaneous ignition of hydrocarbons doped with oxygen follows the logarithmic law within a certain temperature range, but not above 920 degrees K. Having extended the scope of investigations to prove hydrocarbons, the curves of the mixtures burned by air should then be established by progressive replacement of pure iso-octane with heptane. Pentane was also examined in this report.
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Additional test data on static longitudinal stability

Additional test data on static longitudinal stability

Date: August 1, 1934
Creator: Hubner, Walter
Description: The purpose of this investigation was to explore the influence of weights of the controls on the stability with elevator released. The available test data were extended to stability with elevator locked. In this connection the study of the propeller effect seemed of vital importance.
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Aerial convention of October 13, 1919

Aerial convention of October 13, 1919

Date: May 1, 1922
Creator: Roper,
Description: The aerial convention delegates are listed as well as the set of rules that were developed during the session.
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Aerial navigation by dead reckoning

Aerial navigation by dead reckoning

Date: July 1, 1922
Creator: Maffert, Pierre
Description: The problem to be solved, as presented to the pilot or observer of an aircraft, is as follows: The aircraft starting from A must land at B, the only data being the speed of the airplane, the altitude and the orientation D of the course. The above data would be amply sufficient, were it not for the fact that the airplane is constantly subjected to a wind of variable direction and strength.
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Aerial navigation : on the problem of guiding aircraft in a fog or by night when there is no visibility

Aerial navigation : on the problem of guiding aircraft in a fog or by night when there is no visibility

Date: January 1, 1922
Creator: Loth, William
Description: The use of magnetic fields and wire to navigate aircraft in conditions of poor visibility is presented. This field may be considered to be derived from a double lemniscate, considered in the particular case where the origin is a double point formed from the magnetic field of the slack wire, from the field produced by the return currents and from the field due to the currents induced in the conducting mass. These fields are dephased in two ways, one in the direction of the wire, the other in a direction perpendicular to it.
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Aerial photography : obtaining a true perspective

Aerial photography : obtaining a true perspective

Date: April 1, 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: A demonstration was given within the last few days at the British Museum by Mr. J. W. Gordon, author of "Generalized Linear Perspective" (Constable and Co.), a work describing a newly-worked-out system by which photographs can be made available for the purpose of exactly recording the dimensions of the objects photographed even when the objects themselves are presented foreshortened in the photograph.
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Aerial transportation

Aerial transportation

Date: February 1, 1922
Creator: PIERROT
Description: The origin of air traffic dates from the war. The important development of aeronautic industries and the progress made in recent years, under the impelling force of circumstances, rendered it possible, after the close of hostilities, to consider the practical utilization of this new means of economic expansion.
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Aero dopes and varnishes

Aero dopes and varnishes

Date: July 1, 1927
Creator: Britton, H T S
Description: Before proceeding to discuss the preparation of dope solutions, it will be necessary to consider some of the essential properties which should be possessed of a dope film, deposited in and on the surface of an aero fabric. The first is that it should tighten the material and second it should withstand weathering.
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The aerodynamic aspect of wing-fuselage fillets

The aerodynamic aspect of wing-fuselage fillets

Date: February 1, 1935
Creator: Muttray, H
Description: Model tests prove the feasibility of enhancing the aerodynamic qualities of wing-fuselage fillets by appropriate design of fuselage and wing roots. Abrupt changes from maximum fuselage height to wing chord must be avoided and every longitudinal section of fuselage and wing roots must be so faired and arranged as to preserve the original lift distribution of the continuous wing. Adapting the fuselage to the curvilinear circulation of the wing affords further improvement. The polars of such arrangements are almost the same as those of the "wing alone," thus voiding the superiority of the high-wing type airplane known with conventional design.
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Aerodynamic characteristics of aircraft with reference to their use

Aerodynamic characteristics of aircraft with reference to their use

Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Panetti, M
Description: Economic and design characteristics are examined in the design of airplanes and airships.
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Aerodynamic characteristics of thin empirical profiles and their application to the tail surfaces and ailerons of airplanes

Aerodynamic characteristics of thin empirical profiles and their application to the tail surfaces and ailerons of airplanes

Date: December 1, 1928
Creator: Toussaint, A & Carafoli, E
Description: None
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Aerodynamic computation of gliders

Aerodynamic computation of gliders

Date: September 1, 1922
Creator: Schrenk, M
Description: In the following discussion, a knowledge of the theoretical principles of airplane construction is assumed, as presented in detail by Vogt and Lippisch. A few quantities will however be otherwise designated, in accordance with the Gottingen symbols.
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