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The Single Spar Wing Again: Details of the Weymann‐Lepère System of Construction which Aims at Economy, Simplicity and Homogeneity

R.J. de Marolles (M. de Marolles was in the French Air Service from 1915 to 1918, receiving the Legion d'Honneur. He has since been on the design stall of various firms, notably Avions Wibault, and is now a consulting engineer.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 1 February 1930

Abstract

ALL‐METAL construction is much to the fore in many countries, in various forms; some engineers still cling to fabric as a covering, relying solely on structural members to take all the stresses, while others prefer taking full advantage of the use of metal throughout, including covering, both to obtain increased durability and to make the skin take its share of the load. It appears probable that, for important machines at least, the latter school is likely to predominate in the future. But it constitutes a much more difficult task if advantages are not to be attained at the expense of other qualities, such as small cost, low weight and ease of repair, to mention but a few. Some firms are working hard in France to arrive at a satisfactory solution of the problem; amongst them, Messrs. Weymann‐Lepère are noteworthy for their recent and strikingly original efforts.

Citation

de Marolles, R.J. (1930), "The Single Spar Wing Again: Details of the Weymann‐Lepère System of Construction which Aims at Economy, Simplicity and Homogeneity", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 29-33. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029233

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