National Geographic : 1957 Mar
Honeywell Aero takes off its hat to the bat! TMPROVE on the flight control system of Sthe bat? Impossible! But in man-made flight control systems, we've made some very significant improvements. One notable example is the Honeywell MB-3 Autopilot-the first to let man fly a plane under automatic control at speeds faster than sound. Other Honeywell contributions to flight? Over one-quarter million of the world's most accurate gyroscopes; the space reference system for project Vanguard; more autopilots than any other company; control systems and components for missiles, rockets and jets. eroneyauticalDivision Aeronautical Division This is the cockpit controlpanel of the Honeywell MB-3 Autopilot. It fits into a panel opening not much larger than a postcard; acts as "nerve center" for 40 different system com ponents; automatically controls 5 different flight functions. The MB-3 is the great-great-grandson of the world's first successful electronic autopilot-also built by Honeywell. 2600 Ridgway Rd., Minneapolis 13, Minn.