Spin-Tunnel Investigation of a 1/28-Scale Model of a Subsonic Attack Airplane

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An investigation has been made of a 1/28-scale model of the Grumman A-6A airplane in the Langley spin tunnel. The erect spin and recovery characteristics of the model were determined for the flight design gross weight loading and for a loading with full internal fuel and empty external wing fuel tanks. The effects of extending slats and deflecting flaps were investigated. Inverted-spin and recovery characteristics of the model were determined for the flight design gross weight loading. The size of the spin-recovery tail parachute necessary to insure satisfactory spin-recovery was determined, and the effect of firing wing-mounded rockets during spins was investigated.

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Creation Date: July 1, 1964
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
Technical Report Archive and Image Library
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  • Creation: July 1, 1964
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An investigation has been made of a 1/28-scale model of the Grumman A-6A airplane in the Langley spin tunnel. The erect spin and recovery characteristics of the model were determined for the flight design gross weight loading and for a loading with full internal fuel and empty external wing fuel tanks. The effects of extending slats and deflecting flaps were investigated. Inverted-spin and recovery characteristics of the model were determined for the flight design gross weight loading. The size of the spin-recovery tail parachute necessary to insure satisfactory spin-recovery was determined, and the effect of firing wing-mounded rockets during spins was investigated.

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Keyword(s): aircraft communications and navigation
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Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
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Technical Report Archive and Image Library
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Resource Type: Report
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