The Eyes of the Army and Navy

The Eyes of the Army and Navy

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...H. P. Renault engine B. E., require different handling on account of the blades being very thin. Propellers on machines of this type generally rotate in a clockwise direction when facing the propeller. The "one-handed" swing is recommended for these machines, and the following is usually the method employed: Place one of the blades at, approximately, the "two o'clock" position and with the right hand grasp the blade as near as possible to the boss; swing the propeller by running across the front of the machine, Cleaning the Machines As soon as possible after a flight a machine should be cleaned. All mud, dirt, sand, and oil should be removed. Attention should also be paid to the inside of the fuselage or nacelle and it should receive a thorough cleaning periodically. When doing this care should be taken that no instruments, switches, or taps are meddled with. Plenty of soap and warm water is the best for all cleaning purposes. Petrol damages varnish and paint and is susceptible to fire, therefore it should be avoided. It will be observed that when the fabric is washed with soap and water it is inclined to slacken somewhat, but will regain its tautness when thoroughly dry. If a machine gets wet the water should be dried off the planes as soon as possible, by means of clean waste, and the wires should be greased. Storage of Aeroplanes Immediately a machine is housed a tray should be placed under the engine. This will prevent oil from dropping on the floors and therefore save tires and greatly assist in maintaining the general cleanliness of the sheds. The weight of the machine should be relieved from the wheels or floats by placing supports under the axle. Care should be taken that the supports are placed in such a position that...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643690
  • 9781236643698