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  • 00:26
     
    #frank whittle    #dead the year story of the pioneer   
    I prepared this presentation from a book the autobiography by frank whittle entitled dead the year story of a pioneer in 1953 dead the year story of the pioneer
  • 07:38
     
    #henry royce    #frank whittle   
    he remember we've spoken about henry royce before there was a similarity between Royce and Whittle in terms of their contributions to aircraft and flying but there was a difference royce aimed for per frank whittle
  • 10:58
     
    #turbojet    #guillaume   
    but it's very interesting to realize that the idea how the turbojet was first patented by a Frenchman guillaume in 1921 but his problem was that he didn't have an engine that operated it didn't work
  • 14:01
     
    #cranwell    #model aircraft society   
    he became one of 600 apprentices who entered the cranwell in 1923 he devoted hundreds of hours to the model aircraft society
  • 16:29
     
    #thomson-houston    #steam turbines    #frank whittle   
    Whittle contacted the firm british thomson-houston largely because they built turbines but they built very large steam turbines for the generation of electric power he discussed his turbojet with the frank whittle
  • 26:14
     
    #general electric   
    general electric in the US was very interested they immediately planned for a thousand engines a month and their budget immediately was three million dollars compared to the British Ministry of

Sir Frank Whittle: The Jet engine

Sir Frank Whittle (1907-1996), is regarded as the Father of the Turbojet engine. Engineer John Wager tells how this happened and how Whittle overcame the many obstacles. Frank Whittle has been voted the 42nd greatest Briton out of 100 chosen.






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