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 Decade: 1920-1929
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The 300 H.P. Benz Aircraft Engine

The 300 H.P. Benz Aircraft Engine

Date: January 1921
Creator: Heller, A.
Description: This report provides a description of the Benz 300 H.P. aircraft engine containing 12 cylinders placed at a 60° angle. It includes a detailed description of the development of the constructional points, particularly the cylinders, pistons, and connecting rods, as well as the engine fitting, lubrication, oil pumps, bearings, oil tank, fuel pump, carburetors, and cooling system. There are seven pages of illustrative figures at the end of the report.
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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 A.B.C. "Robin" (British) : a single-seat cabin monoplane

The A.B.C. "Robin" (British) : a single-seat cabin monoplane

Date: September 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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The A. B. Flygindustri "K 37" (Swedish Junkers) : A Low-Wing All-Metal Military Airplane

The A. B. Flygindustri "K 37" (Swedish Junkers) : A Low-Wing All-Metal Military Airplane

Date: October 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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N.A.C.A. control position recorder

N.A.C.A. control position recorder

Date: May 1922
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: A new instrument is described which is capable of simultaneously recording the position of the three controls of an airplane. The records are taken photographically on a standard N.A.C.A. film drum and the instrument can be quickly installed in any airplane.
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N.A.C.A. Langley field wind tunnel apparatusthe tilting manometer

N.A.C.A. Langley field wind tunnel apparatusthe tilting manometer

Date: January 1921
Creator: Norton, F H & Bacon, D L
Description: A description is given of a tilting manometer designed to meet the requirements of a manometer for use in the wind tunnel at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. This gauge was designed to meet the requirements of a manometer in use in connection with a static pressure plate to indicate the wind speed in the tunnel. The requirements are noted. The sensitivity of the gauge must be made inversely proportional to the pressure to be measured. The gauge must be accurately and quickly set for any desired pressure. When set at the desired pressure, the extent of variation between the existing and the desired pressures may be readily estimated. In fact, this manometer is quick to adjust, is easy to read, always has the meniscus in the same position, and accurately indicates a large range of air speeds on what is a comparatively compact instrument.
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N.A.C.A. recording  air speed meter

N.A.C.A. recording air speed meter

Date: October 1921
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: A new type of air speed meter is described which was designed by the technical staff of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The instrument consists essentially of a tight metal diaphragm of high natural period which is acted upon by the pressure difference of a pitot-static head. The resulting deflection of this diaphragm is recorded optically on a moving film.
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The A.N.E.C. IV "Missel Thrush" light airplane

The A.N.E.C. IV "Missel Thrush" light airplane

Date: November 1926
Creator: unknown
Description: A product of the Air Navigation Engineering Co., the Missel Thrush is a light airplane suitable for private ownership. It is a two seat tractor fuselage biplane with single I interplane struts designed by J. Bewsher.
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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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Absolute coefficients and the graphical representation of airfoil characteristics

Absolute coefficients and the graphical representation of airfoil characteristics

Date: June 1921
Creator: Munk, Max
Description: It is argued that there should be an agreement as to what conventions to use in determining absolute coefficients used in aeronautics and in how to plot those coefficients. Of particular importance are the absolute coefficients of lift and drag. The author argues for the use of the German method over the kind in common use in the United States and England, and for the Continental over the usual American and British method of graphically representing the characteristics of an airfoil. The author notes that, on the whole, it appears that the use of natural absolute coefficients in a polar diagram is the logical method for presentation of airfoil characteristics, and that serious consideration should be given to the advisability of adopting this method in all countries, in order to advance uniformity and accuracy in the science of aeronautics.
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Absolute dimensions of Karman vortex motion

Absolute dimensions of Karman vortex motion

Date: January 1923
Creator: Heisenberg, Werner
Description: None
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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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Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: May to August, 1919

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: May to August, 1919

Date: 1920
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "This publication is devoted exclusively to a review and abstracts of decisions based on the laws governing the rights and duties of mine owners, operators, miners, and persons trafficking in all kinds of mining properties. It includes abstracts of current decisions of all the Federal and State courts of last resort on questions relating to the mining industries" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
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Accelerations in flight

Accelerations in flight

Date: 1925
Creator: Doolittle, J H
Description: This work on accelerometry was done at McCook Field for the purpose of continuing the work done by other investigators and obtaining the accelerations which occur when a high-speed pursuit airplane is subjected to the more common maneuvers. The accelerations obtained in suddenly pulling out of a dive with well-balanced elevators are shown to be within 3 or 4 per cent of the theoretically possible accelerations. The maximum acceleration which a pilot can withstand depends upon the length of time the acceleration is continued. It is shown that he experiences no difficulty under the instantaneous accelerations as high as 7.8 G., but when under accelerations in excess of 4.5 G., continued for several seconds, he quickly loses his faculties.
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Accelerations in flight

Accelerations in flight

Date: 1921
Creator: Norton, F H & Allen, E T
Description: This report deals with the accelerations obtained in flight on various airplanes at Langley Field for the purpose of obtaining the magnitude of the load factors in flight and to procure information on the behavior of an airplane in various maneuvers. The instrument used in these tests was a recording accelerometer of a new type designed by the technical staff of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The instrument consists of a flat steel spring supported rigidly at one end so that the free end may be deflected by its own weight from its neutral position by any acceleration acting at right angles to the plane of the spring. This deflection is measured by a very light tilting mirror caused to rotate by the deflection of the spring, which reflected the beam of light onto a moving film. The motion of the spring is damped by a thin aluminum vane which rotates with the spring between the poles of an electric magnet. Records were taken on landings and takeoffs, in loops, spins, spirals, and rolls.
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Accelerometer design

Accelerometer design

Date: 1921?~
Creator: Norton, F H & Warner, Edward P
Description: In connection with the development of an accelerometer for measuring the loads on airplanes in free flight a study of the theory of such instruments has been made, and the results of this study are summarized in this report. A portion of the analysis deals particularly with the sources of error and with the limitations placed on the location of the instrument in the airplane. The discussion of the dynamics of the accelerometer includes a study of its theoretical motions and of the way in which they are affected by the natural period of vibration and by the damping, together with a report of some experiments on the effect of forced vibrations on the record.
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Accident-Severity Rates For Certain Metal Mines

Accident-Severity Rates For Certain Metal Mines

Date: September 1926
Creator: Adams, William Waugh
Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the severity of accidents in the metal-mine industry. 34 metal-mines documented the number and severity of all accidents over the course if one calendar year. This report includes tables.
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Acid Processes for the Extraction of Alumina

Acid Processes for the Extraction of Alumina

Date: 1927
Creator: Tilley, George S.; Millar, Russell Ward & Ralston, Oliver Caldwell
Description: None
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Adaptation of aeronautical engines to high altitude flying

Adaptation of aeronautical engines to high altitude flying

Date: May 1923
Creator: Kutzbach, K
Description: Issues and techniques relative to the adaptation of aircraft engines to high altitude flight are discussed. Covered here are the limits of engine output, modifications and characteristics of high altitude engines, the influence of air density on the proportions of fuel mixtures, methods of varying the proportions of fuel mixtures, the automatic prevention of fuel waste, and the design and application of air pressure regulators to high altitude flying. Summary: 1. Limits of engine output. 2. High altitude engines. 3. Influence of air density on proportions of mixture. 4. Methods of varying proportions of mixture. 5. Automatic prevention of fuel waste. 6. Design and application of air pressure regulators to high altitude flying.
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Aerial convention of October 13, 1919

Aerial convention of October 13, 1919

Date: May 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 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 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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