Relative economy of different methods of airplane construction

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"A comparison of the relative economy of airplane construction shows that monoplanes are cheaper than biplanes; that all-metal construction is much more expensive than mixed construction; that multi-engine airplanes are more expensive than single-engine types of the same carrying capacity and speed;that the cost of airplanes is materially reduced by increasing their size without increasing the number of engines. The greatest economy usually coincides with the best aerodynamic and static conditions and the cost is always increased by safety requirements" (p. 1).

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[52] p. : ill.

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Herrmann, H. April 1931.

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  • Main Title: Relative economy of different methods of airplane construction
  • Series Title: NACA Technical Memorandums
  • Parallel Title: Ueber die Wirtschaftlichkeit in der Fertigung der verschiedenen Bauverfahren von Flugzeugen

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"A comparison of the relative economy of airplane construction shows that monoplanes are cheaper than biplanes; that all-metal construction is much more expensive than mixed construction; that multi-engine airplanes are more expensive than single-engine types of the same carrying capacity and speed;that the cost of airplanes is materially reduced by increasing their size without increasing the number of engines. The greatest economy usually coincides with the best aerodynamic and static conditions and the cost is always increased by safety requirements" (p. 1).

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[52] p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R23718
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930094798 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TM-618
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930094798
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc63627

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  • April 1931

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Herrmann, H. Relative economy of different methods of airplane construction, report, April 1931; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc63627/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.