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The Drag of Airships : Drag of Bare Hulls 2

Description: "The extension of wind tunnel tests of models of airship hulls to full scale requires an extension from a VL of the order of less than 500 sq.ft./sec., to that of 80000 sq.ft./sec., where V = air speed, feet per second, L = length in feel of the particular form of hull. The reason for this research was to furnish the airship designer with a method for finding the VL curve of any conventional type of hull, using data obtained from actual performance of airships flown prior to 1926" (p. 1).
Date: October 1926
Creator: Havill, Clinton H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Bristol "Badminton" Airplane

Description: The Bristol Badminton, Type 99 airplane has a radial aircooled engine (a Bristol Jupiter 9 cylinder 450 HP.) and three fuel tanks. It is a single seat biplane weighing 1,840 lbs. empty and 2,460 lbs. loaded. A description of the design, components, photographs, and drawings are provided.
Date: October 1926
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cooling of Air-Cooled Engines by Forced Circulation of Air

Description: This report presents the results of experiments on aerodynamic fuselages in which an air current is forced into the nose of the fuselage by the action of several fans revolving with the propeller. The air is then guided by special deflectors which cause it to flow along the exhaust pipes and cylinders and then, after having been utilized, pass out through annular ports. This system of cooling worked perfectly at all speeds.
Date: October 1926
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Protruding Gasoline Tanks Upon the Characteristics of an Airfoil

Description: Note presenting an investigation to determine the effect of a gasoline tank protruding from the center section of a wing on the aerodynamic characteristics of the wing. The results are presented in the form of polar curves, curves of D/L against lift coefficient, and the curves of lift and drag coefficient against the angle of attack.
Date: October 1926
Creator: Jacobs, Eastman N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Avro "Avian" Airplane: 65 HP. Armstrong-Siddeley "Genet" Engine

Description: The Avro Avian, designed by Mr. Chadwick of A.V. Roe & Co., Ltd. has a very low structural weight (estimated at 750 lbs. empty) but with sufficient structural integrity to be eligible of an "Aerobatics" certificate from the British Air Ministry. It can be configured as a monoplane, or a biplane with seaplane floats. It is designed for economical production.
Date: October 1926
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experimental Investigation of the Physical Properties of Medium and Heavy Oils, Their Vaporization and Use in Explosion Engines Part 3

Description: The test equipment for studying the vaporization of heavy and medium oils is described as well as some of the experimental properties explored such as vaporization speed and diffusion coefficient. The experimental arrangement is also discussed.
Date: October 1926
Creator: Heinlein, Fritz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spindled and Hollow Spars

Description: "The most usual method of arriving at the maximum amount of spindling or hollowing out permissible in the case of any particular spar section is by trial and error, a process which is apt to become laborious in the absence of good guessing - or luck. The following tables have been got out with the object of making it possible to arrive with certainty at a suitable section at the first attempt" (p. 1).
Date: October 1926
Creator: Blyth, J. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The De Havilland "Moth"

Description: Officially designated D.H. 60, De Havilland's Moth is a small, simply made, 770 lb. aircraft. It has had it's fittings reduced in number to assist in this, seats 2 (including pilot) and uses a Cirrus 60 HP. engine.
Date: October 1926
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department