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Unformatted text preview: unique to American aviation – major technological advancement Other Advances DELCO produces an electric starter that can be used in automobiles
Air cooled engines in production by 1923
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company develops a 400 horsepower airplane engine in 1926 – the Navy “Wasp” it remains in production until 1960
The “Hornet” is P&W 575 horse engine Other Advances
Other Wright Aeronautical also develops a 575 horse powered engine – the “Cyclone”
It is used extensively including in the B17 and DC3
The development of the more powerful engines for the military helps commercial aviation finally take off Other Developments
Other During WWI the government had taken over the railroads – when the war concluded the companies were returned to the railroad companies
The railroads were the mainstay of the mail system – air mail only very small % Railroads and others in private section were opposed to the government being in the long distance mail business Early Attempts at Passenger Air 1914 the St PetersburgTampa Airboat line – covers 18 mile over water route between the two cities for $5.00 – it folds when tourist season ends
Uppercu runs a sightseeing airline in up state New York and then buys a Key West to Havana mail line and supplements it with passengers Early...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2014 for the course ASCI 254 taught by Professor Davidlowe during the Spring '12 term at Embry-Riddle FL/AZ.
- Spring '12