1941-01-01

AIRCRAFT ELECTRICITY as the Airline Operator Sees It 410101

THIS paper shows that the growth of electrical demands on planes is due mainly to the problems encountered in operating the planes and, hence, electrical systems are the chief concern of the plane operators. Existing electrical systems are discussed from the standpoint of the operator, under the headings of “trouble,” “weight,” and “facilities.”
A new system is described for the plane of the future, which is assumed to have a gross weight of about 100,000 lb, and a power demand of 30 kw. By means of variable-frequency systems a considerable weight saving is forecast.

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