Cranks Plane from Cockpit
IN FRONT of the pilot’s seat in the first metal airplane to be completed in the United States is a horizontally turning crank that enables the aviator to crank the motor without leaving the cockpit.
The plane has been constructed for the Navy Department and has made successful trial flights at Martin Field, Cleveland, Ohio.
At first glance, this doesn’t really look like an ad for radiator fluid.
This liquid quickly searches out and permanently mends all leaks in auto cooling systems. Kept in the water, it will prevent leaks as soon as they appear. Alcohol in the water does not affect it.
A ROAD TO MATCH TODAY’S CAR
EMBODYING the most modern principles of express highway design, the 160-mile Pennsylvania Turnpike connecting Pittsburgh and Harrisburg offers the motorist a route from the eastern seaboard to the west that is free from crossroads, stoplights and steep grades. As a consequence, it is America’s first highway on which full performance of today’s automobiles can be realized.
No Gear Shifting in This Car
AN automobile which has no clutch pedal and no gears to shift has been built for Col. Edward Green, wealthy son of the late Hetty Green. The novel control system of the car is made possible by substituting a generator and an electric motor in place of the usual transmission.
Radiophone Increases Safety
Thanks to the radio telephone developed for use by airplanes in experiments conducted by Herbert Hoover, Jr., pilots on all modern air lines can now learn every fifteen minutes the exact condition of the weather along their routes.
by JOHN EDWIN HOGG
IF YOU lived within range of the radio station at the Alhambra airport, the plane terminal for Los Angeles, you might tune down to 100 meters on your radio receiver and hear something like this: “Alhambra calling ship 55. Answer please.”
A voice that sounds considerably farther away, but easily audible and distinct, would next be heard.
Navies of the Stratosphere Threaten Cities
WARFARE, in the past hundred years or so, has been a contest between makers of guns and other offensive weapons, and makers of means of defense. As cannon were built bigger and bigger, ships were built heavier, and with more armor. It seems to be now agreed that the big ships are too expensive ; and it is quite possible that no more superdreadnoughts will ever be built.
Oxygen-Supply Kit For High Fliers
Quickly installed in most unpressurized airplanes, a new kit will automatically provide correct amounts of oxygen needed for breathing at altitudes up to 30,000 feet. It consists of an oxygen regulator, oxygen console, fittings, brackets and an oxygen cylinder, which is usually placed in the baggage compartment.
Perfect $7500 Race Car Model Made of Gold and Silver
PRONOUNCED by Harry A. Miller, world-renowned designer of racing automobiles, as the most perfect model in the world, the eighth-scale reproduction of the newest type racing car, shown in the photo at the left, has every working part of a full-size automobile duplicated in miniature.
First Airplane Wash-Rack Helps Preserve Condition of Ships’ Wings
CAR wash racks have been in existence almost as long as cars have themselves, but until recently there has not been a single wash-rack for airplanes. The Aero Corporation of California observed this fact and inaugurated an airplane washing service that thoroughly cleans a ship of grease and oil “while you wait.”
PIN-UP CAR: 1910 MAXWELL-BRISCOE RUNABOUT
Owner: Leslie R. Henry of Havertown, Penna. Original price without top, windshield and headlamps: $550. Engine: two horizontal-opposed cylinders, 10 horsepower, 4×4-inch bore and stroke, two-speed planetary transmission hand operated. Top speed: 26 miles per hour. Color: red enamel with black japanned fenders. Car was discovered in northern Pennsylvania, had been caught in Johnstown flood of 1936, was taken apart bolt by bolt and completely restored by owner.