THESE FOREIGN FILMS…
ASKED TO GUESS the name of the movie which has enjoyed the longest run on Broadway in modern times, it’s probable that most Americans would come up with a Betty Grable flicker, or one of the Bing Crosby-Bolt Hope Road films, or perhaps an Abbott and Costello comedy.
“Unconventional” recording formats make recovering data from old disks a bit tricky. A problem the Archive Team has been dealing with as they endeavor to preserve roughly everything that has ever been stored. Ever.
The MD-4 computer mini-disc unit from IMSAI (14860 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, Calif. 94577) uses conventional Micropolis drives, but unconventional 1024-byte-per-sector recording format. Result: an 18-percent—780K bytes-increase in storage capability. It’s $1995 with MDOS and controller.
NEW MOTOR FOR AERIAL NAVIGATION.
A RECENT development in gasoline engines promises to overcome in a measure two drawbacks to aerial navigation—the weight of the engine and the instability of the machine as a whole. In the new engine the cylinders revolve and act as a comparatively heavy flywheel, whose gyroscopic action tends to keep the machine in equilibrium.
Enough Bread for an Army
FRESH BREAD daily for 96,000 soldiers, more than double the old equipment’s capacity, is turned out by the new mobile bakeries developed by the Army’s Quartermaster Corps. Each bakery company, with three mixing and make-up trailers and six oven trailers, can now produce the two-pound loaves at a 20-per-minute rate.
Inflated Owl Decoys Crows
Crow hunters have been supplied with an unusual accessory in the form of an eighteen-inch pneumatic decoy owl, which can be carried rolled up in a coat pocket and inflated when needed. Crows are hereditary enemies of owls, and attack them whenever they find them in daylight. Hence, the decoy placed on an upright stick in an open space attracts the crows and brings them within gunshot. The body of the decoy owl is made of heavy, durable canvas which is painted realistically.
Bensen BUILD-IT YOURSELF ONE-MAN COPTER
AIR FORCE CAPTAIN SAYS: “The simple construction and autorotation feature undoubtedly make this aircraft one of the safest in the air today.” Detailed plans and kits available. 3-View Drawings, specs, photo $2, or Copter-Glider $1. Order now!
Send $1 or $2
BENSEN AIRCRAFT CORP., Dept. PS-25
Raleigh-Durham Airport, Raleigh, N. C.
Thrills of the Flying Sailors
A VETERAN NAVY PILOT DESCRIBES LIFE ON OUR AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
By Lieut. Comdr. DON F. SMITH
THE author, at present in command of the Floyd Bennett Field Naval Reserve Base in New York City, has had more than 5,000 hours of flying in every type of Naval aviation squadron. Of his twenty-three years in the Navy, nine have been spent piloting swift pursuit ships and powerful dive-bombers from the decks of Uncle Sam’s giant floating airports, the aircraft carriers.
Skim Over The Ice With… A SKATER’S SAIL
SKATE sailing might be described as the fastest pedestrian sport in the world except for jaywalking on the Hollywood Freeway. And until something comes along to top its 50 to 60-mile-per-hour maximum speeds, that claim will stand.