1946-01-01

DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR PICKUP AIRCRAFT 460190

THEORETICAL principles of cargo pickup are outlined here by Mr. Schultz, who describes the design of pickup units, contact means, transfer equipment, and ground stations for both 200-lb and 60-lb units. He also outlines the basic features desirable in future pickup airplanes, as well as structural design requirements.
The author then describes glider pickup, giving consideration to the basic theory behind this type of pickup, the design of pickup units, their installation in the airplane, the cable guide system, and contact means. He outlines the design features of glider pickup airplanes and structural design requirements to be used in the installation of the equipment.
In closing the author points out that aircraft pickup has obvious military possibilities and that the peacetime potential is practically unlimited.

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