National Geographic : 1957 Jul
I---- / Honeywell Aero has a way with flight PRODUCING the controls for today's missiles, rockets, jets and propeller driven planes is the routine part of Honeywell Aero's activity. More exciting and more demanding is the design and development of the integrated control, inertial guidance and basic instrumentation systems that flight of tomorrow will demand. Aiding us in these new efforts is a reservoir of experience that includes such accomplishments as design of the space reference system for Project Vanguard; production of more automatic flight control systems than any other company, and over one-quarter million of the world's most accurate gyroscopes. H MINNEAPOLIS 1 Honeywell Aeronautical Division 2600 Ridgway Road, Minneapolis 13, Minn. Honeywell's Inlet Diffuser Con trol. It's in each engine nacelle (shown above) of the first su personic bomber, Convair's B-58 Hustler. The diffuser slows down and controls the air flow into the engine to in crease engine thrust and aircraft speed. This control permits ex treme accuracy of diffuser posi tioning to meet engine needs at supersonic speeds.