U.S Army Air Forces flying cadets receive instruction about airplane structure, parts and their functions.
Texas USA Date:1940 Duration:3 min 31 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Training of U.S. Army Air Forces flying cadets. Cadets watch a three bladed propeller turning on a Class 26 instructional airframe at Randolph Field, Texas. (Class 26 refers to an airplane damaged beyond repair, from which the parts of the display were made. ) Cadets, at Kelly Field, look at BC-1airframe, resting on blocks, with skin partially removed to reveal internal structure. An instructor points out hydraulic lines as a cadet seated in the cockpit manually operates hydraulic pump to retract the landing gear. The landing gear is dropped and the process repeated several times. Cadets in a hangar learn about the construction of an airplane wing. The cadets receiving instruction on electrical system of an aircraft. Electrical units and circuitry mounted on a table.
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