By United States Army
Excerpt from Air carrier guide, Vol. 1: Aviation part, sign Corps
Because the persistence and air worthiness of plane mostly is determined by the care that is spent upon them, they need to be good sorted while within the hangars. Airplanes shouldn't be uncovered to extremes of warmth and chilly. although good pro wooden can be, whether it is allowed to soak up moisture it is going to always go to pot. Hangars accordingly can be stored dry and, so far as attainable, at a good temperature.
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Cast iron is comparatively strong in compression and weak in tension so that no meml)er of an engine which may come under tension is composed cast-iron liners. ( itst half as strong as steel. iron It of cast iron. Copper is a soft metal of extreme ductility. It is the best conductor of electricity with the exception of silver only. It is therefore used for electrical connections, magneto windings, etc. " Brass, an alloy of copper with zinc, usually a])out two of copper to one of zinc (by weight).
3. As regards keeping vnxe in good condition, where the outside wires are concerned, they should be kept well greased or oiled, especially where bent over at the ends. This does not mean that large bits of grease must be left on the wii-es, simply that there should be a film of oil. In the case of internal bracing -n-ires, which can not be reached for the purpose of regreasing them, you will prevent them from rusting by painting them with white-lead paint. You must be very careful to see that the wire is perfectly clean and dry before painting with white-lead paint.
AIR SERVICE HANDBOOK. 29 tapping fit. They Jinist never be driven with a heavy hammer. If the sockets do not fit, it is better for them to be too large than too Again, spars and stmts must bed well down all over their small. cross-sectional area; otherwise the stress of compression will be taken on one part of the cross-sectional area, with the result that it will not be evenly disposed around the center of strength, and that will produce a bending stress. The bottom of struts or spars should be covered with some sort of paint, bedded into the socket or fitting and then withdrawn, to see if the paint has stuck all over the bottom of the fitting.