When this seventh edition of Aeroplane Construction, Operation and Maintenance was originally published in 1929, America was in the middle of a Golden Age of Flight. More companies were building airplanes than were building cars, and men like Charles Lindbergh and Roscoe Turner dominated the headlines. Created to educate aviators and the public about aviation technology, John B. RathbunAis book quickly became standard issue at many flight schools. Nearly 400 pages long, and richly illustrated with period photos and diagrams, the book covers aerodynamics, constrution details, performance, flight techniques, control systems, and many other topics. It also includes a glossary of terms thatAis straight out of the barnstorming era.Due to aquot;interference, a. or to the choking of the air stream between the upper and lower surfaces, the lift of both wings is reduced, with the drag ... This, of course, reduces the total lift-drag ratio at all except certain 161 2-Aeroplane_Page_161.
|Title||:||Aeroplane Construction, Operation and Maintenance|
|Author||:||John B. Rathbun|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2008-09-01|