63. Coordination of Pounds and Dollars in Aircraft Design


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M F Taylor, J VanHamersveld: 63. Coordination of Pounds and Dollars in Aircraft Design. 1951.



As pointed out by most authors writing on airplane design, the successful solution of the modern aircraft design problem is one involving many compromises. We shall attempt to show that the problems of achieving producibility, low cost, and light weight, can be solved in a reasonable manner without unduly compromising any one of the factors. In order to do this, it is desirable to review the beginning of real emphasis on weight control, cost control and producibility; to illustrate what may happen without emphasis on each, and then to find some common denominator that may be used in achieving the compromises necessary.


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