Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928   By:

The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928 by Robert B. Meyer

First Page:

SMITHSONIAN ANNALS OF FLIGHT

VOLUME 1 NUMBER 2

The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR 980 of 1928 Robert B. Meyer

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION NATIONAL AIR MUSEUM · WASHINGTON, D.C.

[Illustration: Frontispiece President Herbert Hoover (in front of microphones) presenting the Collier Trophy to Alvan Macauley (nearest engine), President of the Packard Motor Car Co., on March 31, 1932 (although the award was for 1931). Also present were Hiram Bingham, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (nearest pillar), Clarence M. Young, Director of Aeronautics, U.S. Department of Commerce (between Macauley and Hoover), and Amelia Earhart, first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean (between Macauley and the engine). In the foreground is a cutaway Packard diesel aeronautical engine and directly in front of Senator Bingham is the Collier Trophy, America's highest aviation award. (Smithsonian photo A48825.)]

SMITHSONIAN ANNALS OF FLIGHT

VOLUME 1 · NUMBER 2

The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR 980 of 1928

ROBERT B. MEYER Curator of Flight Propulsion

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION · NATIONAL AIR MUSEUM WASHINGTON, D.C. · 1964

The following microfilm prints are available at the Smithsonian Institution:

"The Packard Diesel Aircraft Engine A New Chapter in Transportation Progress." An advertising brochure produced by the Packard Motor Car Company in 1930, illustrated, 17 pages.

Fifty Hour Test of the Engine by the Packard Company, 1930. Text and charts, 14 pages.

Fifty Hour Test of the Engine by the U.S. Navy in 1931: Text and charts, 26 pages.

Packard Instructional Manual, 1931. Illustrated, 74 pages.

"The Packard Diesel Engine," Aviation Institute of U.S.A. Pamphlet No. 21 A, 1930. Illustrated, 32 pages.

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office

Washington, D.C., 20402 Price 60 cents

Contents

Page

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vi

FOREWORD vii

INTRODUCTION 1 History 2

DESCRIPTION 11 Specifications 11 Operating Cycles 13 Weight Saving Features 15 Diesel Cycle Features 20 Development 23

COMMENTS 27

ANALYSIS 33 Advantages 33 Disadvantages 35

APPENDIX 1. Agreement Between Hermann I. A. Dorner and Packard Motor Car Company 43 2. Packard to Begin Building Diesel Plane Engines Soon 46 3. Effect of Oxygen Boosting on Power and Weight 47

Acknowledgments

It is difficult to acknowledge fully the assistance given by persons and museums for the preparation of this book. However, I wish especially to thank Hugo T. Byttebier, engine historian, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Dipl. Ing. Hermann I. A. Dorner, diesel designer, Hanover, Germany; Harold E. Morehouse, and C. H. Wiegman, Lycoming Engines, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; Barry Tully, Goodyear Aircraft, Akron, Ohio; Richard S. Allen, aviation author, Round Lake, New York; William H. Cramer, brother of Parker D. Cramer, Wantagh, New York; Erik Hildes Heim, Early Bird and aviation historian, Fairfield, Connecticut.

I am particularly grateful to curators of the following museums who have been so generous in their assistance: Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany (Dipl. Ing. W. Jackle); Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan (Leslie, R... Continue reading book >>




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books