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Notes on Specifications for French Airplane Competitions

Description: Given here are the rules officially adopted by the Aeronautical Commission of the Aero Club of France for a flight competition to be held in France in 1920 at the Villacoublay Aerodrome. The prize will be awarded to the pilot who succeeds in obtaining the highest maximum and lowest minimum speeds, and in landing within the shortest distance.
Date: October 1920
Creator: Margoulis, W.
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Recovery of Gold from Black Sand Tailings

Description: Report on the recovery of gold from black sand tailings, based on tests conducted at the U.S. Bureau of Mines' Alaska Station.
Date: October 1920
Creator: Gross, John
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Talc Mining in New York

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the talc deposits in New York state. The report includes details on the geology of the deposits, and the mining and milling of the talc. This report contains illustrations.
Date: October 1920
Creator: Ladoo, Raymond B.
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Tests of the Daimler D-IVa Engine at a High Altitude Test Bench

Description: Reports of tests of a Daimler IVa engine at the test-bench at Friedrichshafen, show that the decrease of power of that engine, at high altitudes, was established, and that the manner of its working when air is supplied at a certain pressure was explained. These tests were preparatory to the installation of compressors in giant aircraft for the purpose of maintaining constant power at high altitudes.
Date: October 1920
Creator: Noack, W. G.
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N.A.C.A. Recording Air Speed Meter

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.
Date: October 1921
Creator: Norton, F. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aneroid investigations in Germany

Description: Report presenting an experiment of aneroid development and a theoretical study of the equilibrium of forces acting on the vacuum box.
Date: October 1921
Creator: Hersey, M. D.
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Crippling Strength of Axially Loaded Rods

Description: A new empirical formula was developed that holds good for any length and any material of a rod, and agrees well with the results of extensive strength tests. To facilitate calculations, three tables are included, giving the crippling load for solid and hollow sectioned wooden rods of different thickness and length, as well as for steel tubes manufactured according to the standards of Army Air Services Inspection. Further, a graphical method of calculation of the breaking load is derived in which a single curve is employed for determination of the allowable fiber stress.
Date: October 1921
Creator: Natalis, F. & Pawlowski, F. W.
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Influence of Struts and Stays on the Speed of an Airplane

Description: Report presenting an experiment in the Rechlin airdrome in the fall of 1918 to determine the influence of struts and stays on the speed of an airplane. Results indicated that only a slight increase in horizontal speed was shown in a stayless airplane, but it had considerably greater climbing speed.
Date: October 1921
Creator: Heidelberg, V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Langley Field wind tunnel apparatus

Description: From Summary: "The difficulties experienced in properly holding thin tipped or tapered airfoils while testing on an N.P.L. type aerodynamic balance even at low air speeds, and the impossibility of holding even solid metal models at the high speeds attainable at the National Advisory Committee's wind tunnel, necessitated the design of a balance which would hold model airfoils of any thickness and at speeds up to 150 m.p.h. In addition to mechanical strength and rigidity, it was highly desirable that the balance readings should require a minimum amount of correction and mathematical manipulation in order to obtain the lift and drag coefficients and the center of pressure. The balance described herein is similar to one in use at the University of Gottingen, the main difference lying in the addition of a device for reading the center of pressure directly, without the necessity of any correction whatsoever. Details of the design and operation of the device are given."
Date: October 1921
Creator: Bacon, D. L.
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Some Remarks Concerning Soaring Flight

Description: The publication of the following details is due to the desire of the editor to have the problems of soaring flight treated on the occasion of the Rhone Soaring Flight Contest. Soaring flight is defined as motorless flight without loss of height. Some calculations are provided in order to maximize the potential effects of wind and air currents.
Date: October 1921
Creator: Prandtl, L.
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Tin Soldering of Aluminum and Its Alloys

Description: A method is presented for soldering aluminum to other metals. The method adopted consists of a galvanic application to the surface of the light-metal parts to be soldered, of a layer of another metal, which, without reacting electrolytically on the aluminum, adheres strongly to the surface to which it is applied, and is, on the other hand, adapted to receive the soft solder. The metal found to meet the criteria best was iron.
Date: October 1921
Creator: Gallo, Gino
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Treatment of the Tungsten Ores of Boulder County, Colo.

Description: Report discussing the the development of milling practice in Boulder County, the ore-dressing methods in use, and the local manufacture of ferrotungsten and tungstic oxide. Figures giving the production of tungsten concentrates in the Boulder district, in the United States, and in the world; data on the buying of tungsten ores; costs of production; and the normal tungsten requirements in this country are presented.
Date: October 1921
Creator: Bonardi, J. P. & Williams, J. C.
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A Biological Survey of Alabama

Description: Booklet describing the biology of Alabama in two sections: (1) physiography and life zones, and (2) mammals. It also includes an annotated species list of mammals, bibliography, and index starting on page 81.
Date: October 28, 1921
Creator: Howell, Arthur H.
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Air Transport Economics

Description: Report presenting an exploration of the costs of operation for commercial airlines operating in Europe at the time of the report.
Date: October 1922
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
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Computative examination of bending strength of girders originally curved and subjected to longitudinal compression

Description: This report examines the stipulation contained in the 1918 BLV, that a girder subjected to longitudinal compression under the influence of half of the specified breaking load, along with Euler bending safety with an initial deflection of 1/200 of the length of the girder can, at most, be subjected to half the stipulated breaking strength.
Date: October 1922
Creator: Hoff, Wilhelm
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Deflection of Propeller Blades While Running

Description: "The forces acting on the blades of a propeller proceed from the mass of the propeller and the resistance of the surrounding medium. The magnitude, direction and point of application of the resultant to the propeller blade is of prime importance for the strength calculation. Since it was obviously impracticable to bring any kind of testing device near the revolving propeller, not so much on account of the element of danger as on account of the resulting considerable disturbance of the air flow, the deflection in both cases was photographically recorded and subsequently measured at leisure" (p. 1).
Date: October 1922
Creator: Katzmayr, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The effect of longitudinal moment of inertia upon dynamic stability

Description: "Free flight tests were carried out to show whether the longitudinal oscillations of a standard S.E.5A airplane are noticeably affected if its longitudinal moment of inertia is increased. These oscillations were taken by means of a self-recording instrument, the airplane having first its ordinary moment of inertia and then one increased by 14 percent. The period of oscillation was slightly longer after the increase of the moment of inertia, but the damping was not affected" (p. 1).
Date: October 1922
Creator: Norton, F. H. & Carroll, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Periodic Changes of Angle of Attack on Behavior of Airfoils

Description: This report presents the results of a series of experiments, which gave some quantitative results on the effect of periodic changes in the direction of the relative air flow against airfoils. The first series of experiments concerned how the angle of attack of the wing model was changed by causing the latter to oscillate about an axis parallel to the span and at right angles to the air flow. The second series embraced all the experiments in which the direction of the air flow itself was periodically changed.
Date: October 1922
Creator: Katzmayr, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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F-5-L boat seaplane: Comparative performance with direct and geared engines

Description: Comprehensive tests were made to compare the performance of the F-5-L Boat Seaplane fitted with direct drive and Liberty engines. Details are given on the test conditions. The conclusions of the comparison tests follow. 1) An F-5-L with geared engines takes off in approximately 90 percent of the time required for the same airplane with standard direct drive engines. An F-5-L with geared engines climbs in 20 minutes to an altitude approximately 20 percent greater than that obtained with the standard direct drive on the same airplane.
Date: October 1922
Creator: Diehl, W. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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F-5-L Boat Seaplane: performance characteristics

Description: Performance characteristics for the F-5-L Boat Seaplane are given. Characteristic curves for the RAF-6 airfoil and the F-5-L wings, parasite resistance and velocity data, engine and propeller characteristics, effective and maximum horsepower, and cruising performance are discussed.
Date: October 1922
Creator: Diehl, W. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The N.A.C.A. Three Component Accelerometer

Description: "A new instrument known as the NACA three component accelerometer is described in this note. This instrument was designed by the technical staff of the NACA for recording accelerations along three mutually perpendicular axes, and is of the same type as the NACA single component accelerometer with the addition of two springs and a few minor improvements such as a pump for filling the dash-pots and a convenient method for aligning the springs. This note includes a few records as well as photographs of the instrument itself" (p. 1).
Date: October 1922
Creator: Reid, H. J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Synchronization of NACA Flight Records

Description: "A method is described for synchronizing the different instrument records taken during flight testing. This method has been in use for sometime at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory and has proved very valuable in connection with the study of controllability and other complicated problems of flight" (p. 1).
Date: October 1922
Creator: Brown, W. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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