Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 97

1) Commence a RIGHT hand traffic pattern for landing on HAWTHORNE airport runway 25

“Once the art of flying was learned, designers had this hunger for more powerful and more reliable engines. In 1909, a revolutionary little engine appeared on the scene, called the Gnome. It had a crank shaft that had to be bolted to the aircraft structure, so that the seven cylinders and propeller rotated around it. It wonderfully provided 50 horsepower worth of go juice, but had a price to that! It had to be lubricated with liberal quantities of castor oil, which was flung out in a fine spray as the engine whirled around at 1200 RPM! But it was used predominantly during World War I quite successfully!”

2) Go to AirLeg 112

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