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Because the persistence and air worthiness of airplane principally is dependent upon the care that's spent upon them, they need to be good taken care of while within the hangars. Airplanes shouldn't be uncovered to extremes of warmth and chilly. besides the fact that good professional wooden will be, whether it is allowed to soak up moisture it is going to constantly go to pot. Hangars consequently could be saved dry and, so far as attainable, at an excellent temperature.

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These rods are cut to length for each machine so — one breaks a special rod has to be obtained in order to rei)lace of these rods fit into special Y-shaped fittings, which are also left and right hand threaded to fit onto the ends of the rod. The rods also carry a locking nut at each end so that when the that if it. The ends 46648—18 3 AIR SERVICE HANDBOOK. 34 made, the wires can be fixed there. The end on the planes l)y means of special steel pins. There is a small hole, aljout halfway down each fitting, and to be safe the end of the wire must pass this hole.

If a bolt is locked by burring over the end a heavy hammer must not be used in order to try and spread the whole head of the bolt. That might damage the woodwork inside the plane. Use a small, light hammer and gentlj- tap around the edge of the bolt until it is burred over. All bolts and nuts should be locked in a positive manner. A split-ring washer does not lock a nut in this manner and should not be used without some other form of locking as a rule. S. " 1. Remember that nearly all the wood of an airplane is designed to take stress of direct compression and it can not be safely bent.

And the races and balls of ball bearings are treated in this way, the ( which is to give a verj^ robust structure to the article combined with extremely good wearing properties. The surface is practically glass hard, but the core is comparatively soft and has ertain steels, notably those all the toughness of hardened steel. composed of iron carbon and tungsten or chromium, are- normally extremely hard and retain their hardness up to a dull, red heat. These are used for high-speed, heavy, lathe tools and for the exhaust manifolds of internal-combustion engines, where they frequently work at a dull red heat.

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