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Wright Service Lectures


Wright Aeronautical Division Service School Lectures Notebook

The Wright Service School Lecture Courses were inaugurated in 1938 to provide a unique source of general information about aircraft engines and propellers. These were presented chiefly by Wright Service and Engineering personnel. Collected here is written material that was given to attendees as an accompaniment to the Course.

Contents

Preface - (History, Conversion Factors, Formulae, Charts. 27 pages)
01 – Introduction (8 pages)
02 – Study of Aircraft and Powerplant Vibration Characteristics (19 pages)
03 – Methods Used in Preparing Engine Specifications (10 pages)
04 – Principles of Supercharging (10 pages)
05 – Servicing Tools and Shop Methods (22 pages)
06 – Principles of Propeller Stress Analysis and Method of Vibration Stress Measurements (15 pages)
07 – Double-Row Cyclone 14 GR-2600 Engine (38 pages)
08 – The Wright Torque Indicator (20 pages)
09 – Engineering Aspects of the Single-Row Cyclone G-200 Series Engine (11 pages)
10 – Aircraft Engine Testing (71 pages)
11 – Control and Measurement of Fuel Consumption in Operation (14 pages)
12 – The Hydromatic Propeller (19 pages)
13 – The Curtiss Electric Propeller (14 pages)
14 – Ignition System Maintenance (18 pages)
15 – Engine Overhaul Practice (26 pages)
16 – Vibration Determination and Correction (10 pages)
17 – Power Control and Its Effect Upon Economy (7 pages)
18 – Aviation Fuels and Lubricants (18 pages)
19 – Aircraft Engine Installation (15 pages)
20 – Spare Parts (7 pages)
21 – Flow Bench Testing of Aircraft Carburetors after Overhaul (26 pages)
22 – Description and Principles of Operation of the Bendix Stromberg Injection Carburetor (15 pages)
23 – Holley Aircraft Carburetors, Description and Principles of Operation (12 pages)
24 – Aircraft Engine Flight Testing (7 pages)
25 – Engine Accessories (12 pages)
26 – Problems of Coordinating Engine Design and Production (18 pages)
27 – Here and There among the Power Curves (29 pages)

 

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Wright Service Lectures

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