The Aerospace Year Book Volume 1920

The Aerospace Year Book Volume 1920

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...ingenious system consisted in mooring airships in suitable alleys cleared in woods, where they would be protected from the wind by the trees. This has proven entirely practicable and airships have thus weathered winds up to 60 miles per hour. Kite Balloon Development.--The kite balloon, which was invented by Major von Parseval and Captain Sigsfeld in 1803, was considerably developed during the war, first in France and then in Italy. The first improvement is due to Captain Caquot of the French Army, and consisted in substituting for the cylindrical envelope one of streamline shape, and in providing on the stern three inflated fins, which took the place of the sails and tail cups of the Parseval type. This arrangement insured much greater stability in high winds. With the same object in view, the Italian Air Service produced in 1918 a kite balloon of similar features but which differs from the Caquot in that it has a spherical envelope. This so-called AvorioPrassone balloon was extensively used on the Italian Front, where it rendered excellent service and proved easier to handle and capable of greater stability in high winds than the Caquot balloon. CHAPTER VIII MANUFACTURERS AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION, INC. Trustees Dr. Joseph S. Ames, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Member of the faculty of Johns Hopkins University. W. Benton Crisp, General Counsel, Manufacturers Aircraft Association. Albert H. Flint, President Manufacturers Aircraft Association. Directors Albert H. Flint, L. W. F. Engineering Co., College Point, Long Island, New York. George W. Houston, Wright Aeronautical Corp., New Brunswick, New Jersey. Glenn L. Martin, Glenn L. Martin Co., Cleveland, Ohio. F. L. Morse, Thomas-Morse Aircraft Co., Ithaca, New York. J. K. Robinson, Jr., ..show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501470
  • 9781236501479