AERONAUTICS: Metal Hull

One of the greatest difficulties in the operation of seaplanes is the soaking up of water by the wooden hull of a flying-boat. This means rapid deterioration and the extra weight of the soaked-in water spells less carrying capacity and smaller flying range. The Aeromarine Plane & Motor Co. of Keyport, N. J., is doing pioneer work replacing wooden hulls with metal duralumin. To show the Navy what his metal hulls could do, Inglis M. Uppercu, A. P. & M. President—likewise President of the Uppercu Cadillac Corporation of Manhattan, and a keen...

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