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Experiences of an Aircraft Manufacturer with Sandwich Material
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published January 01, 1947 by SAE International in United States
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A METAL-FACE, balsa-core sandwich material being marketed under the trade name “metalite” has been found competitive with the present conventional all-metal types of construction.
In this material, cycleweld cement and phenolic resins form the bond. Extremely high joint efficiencies can be obtained with hollow rivets or aluminum-alloy bolts.
Metalite construction gives the very smooth surface needed for high-speed, low-drag aircraft and has been used extensively in the XF5U-1 and XF6U-1 experimental Navy fighter planes.